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Dr. Alan W. Elzerman, Chemical Industry Trends Expert

Dr. Alan W. Elzerman

Dr. Alan W. Elzerman is a Professor Emeritus at Clemson University in the Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences and served previously as its Chair and the Director of the School of the Environment. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Williams College in 1971 and his Ph.D. in Water Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. Elzerman has taught for over 30 years in the areas of environmental and analytical chemistry, environmental engineering, environmental science and policy and sustainability. He served as the Clemson University leader for a multi-institutional project titled the Sustainable Universities Initiative, and served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors of the National Council on Science and the Environment. Funded research projects have included fate and transformation of pollutants in the environment, analytical technique development, sorption/desorption kinetics, hazardous wastes, radionuclide contamination of soils and groundwater, acid rain geochemistry and environmental audits. Additional appointments at Clemson include the Graduate Faculty in Policy Studies and the Graduate Faculty in Environmental Toxicology. Dr. Elzerman has been the major advisor for many PhD and MS students, authored numerous reviewed publications, book chapters, and reports for funded research, and made presentations at many universities and diverse professional society meetings. He has also been a consultant to government agencies and businesses and has been active in professional societies, especially the American Chemical Society (ACS), where he was inducted as a Fellow in 2013. Positions in the ACS have included chair of the Division of Environmental Chemistry, member of the ACS Council, member of the Joint Board/Council Committee on Publications, Vice Chair of the Society Committee on Education (SOCED), Vice Chair of the Committee on Environmental Improvement, member of the Graduate Education Advisory Board, and member of the Advisory Board for Environmental Science and Technology. He currently teaches on-line courses in sustainability for the Clemson Masters in Public Administration program.

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