Delaware State University’s Department of Chemistry will host a Jan. 23 guest lecture by Dr. Brian Coleman and Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula of Simply Sustain LLC who will speak on the topic of “Opportunities for Applying Sustainability and Green Chemistry Tools and Frameworks in Industry and Agriculture.”
The guest lecture will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in Room 323 of the Mishoe Science Center South. The event – which is part of the department’s 2014 Sustainable Chemistry Seminar Series – is free and open to the public.
The guest speakers will discuss the use of science based tools and methods such as industrial ecology, life cycle impact assessment and green chemistry to cut energy, water, waste and chemical-use and to design better products. They will share examples of how they have used these tools and methods in a packaging company, in consumer applications, and in automobiles.
Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula has over 25 years of experience – first at Royal Dutch Shell and later at Basell, a Shell BASF Joint Venture. At Basell she was senior vice president of Strategic Marketing, Innovation & Asset Management and a member of the Board of Directors of Indelpro in Mexico.
Dr. Brian Coleman spent 15 years with Royal-Dutch/Shell in product analysis and testing, product development, and manufacturing support in the Netherlands and the UK. In the second phase of his career with Shell he gained experience of quality, change management, leadership development and management consulting in Belgium and the United States.
In addition to being husband and wife, the duo are founding partners of Simply Sustain LLC, which according to its corporate philosophy statement is a cutting-edge management consulting firm dedicated to making companies better at making products than making waste. Simply Sustain employs the three-dimensional corporate strategy of achieving harmony among people, the environment and profitable economic development.