1 Innovation Way Newark DE 19711 US

email: contact@desustainablechem.org

Tel: (302) 697-1623

Enabling innov​ation through chemistry

past board members

Patrick Walker,  McCarter & English

Mark Thompson,  DuPont, USA

Don Mueller,  Intellectual Assets

Richard  Chapas, H2ope Biofuels

John Bard,  Ashland

John Riley,  Ashland
Seetha Coleman Kammula
, Simply Sustain
Tracy Shickel
, GreenKite Marketing
Erin Doherty
, Solenis

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Lori Palmer, Trellist Marketing Technology (past President & Chairwoman)

Robert Giraud, Chemours, Inc.

Ray Miller, Verdezyne

Jeffrey Politis

board of directors

President & Chairperson

Bryan Tracy, White Dog Labs


Barbara de Haven, Delaware Economic Development Office


Tracy Morgan, North Star Strategies

founding board

DESCA's founding Board of Directors:

Front, left to right: Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Kmiec,   Lori Palmer.

Back, left to right: Patrick Walker, John Riley,             John Bard, Don Mueller, Richard Chapas. Unavailable for photo: Tracy Shickel.


The DE Sustainable Chemistry Alliance is dedicated to entrepreneurial scientists innovating in materials, chemicals, renewable energy, water conservation, and many other technologies. Formed in 2010, the mission of the organization is to enable sustainable innovation among key stakeholders in the private and public sectors. Working with thought leaders in industry, government, and academia, we help link resources in ways that can both optimize the funding essential for R&D and translate the benefits of new and sustainable discoveries into commercial opportunities by:

  • Building on a strong, existing foundation in chemical and advanced materials technology in the region.
  • Attracting large, multi-institutional grants, and research contracts.​
  • Enabling interdisciplinary research partnerships among institutions of higher education, the corporate community, start-up organizations, and centers of excellence.
  • Fostering a robust pipeline of platforms that can create numerous projects and scientific opportunites, additional investment by multi-national companies, start-up entities, and future growth in high-wage jobs.​
  • Providing access to state of the art infrastructure that becomes a national focal point for excellence in sustainable chemistry.