Dr. Sarah A. Green has been Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Michigan Technological University since 2004. She came to Michigan Tech after two years as a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Marye Anne Fox at the University of Texas, Austin. She earned her bachelorís degree in chemistry from the University of Minnesota and her PhD in Marine Chemistry from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. She has served as Director of the Michigan Tech Remote Sensing Institute (2001-2003) and as Coordinator of Tech Women in Science and Engineering. Under Dr. Greenís tenure as chair, the departmentís undergraduate enrollment has doubled and recent hiring has increased the proportion of women on the faculty to 40%. She has also introduced a Peace Corps MS program in Science Education, and is co-PI on Techís NSF-funded Noyce Teacher Scholar Program. She is a member of the State of Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable.
Sarah directed the Keweenaw Interdisciplinary Transport Experiment in Superior (KITES), an NSF/NOAA funded program ($4M, 15 PIs, 1997-2002) and continues to conduct research in the Great Lakes. Most recently she is part of the NOAA-funded team deploying observational buoys in Lake Superior.
In addition to the Great Lakes biogeochemistry, Sarahís research interests include fluorescence-based analytical methods and sensors; methods for detection of free radicals; integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles; intrinsic optical properties in snow and natural waters; photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment; origin, characterization, and fate of DOC in terrestrial and lake environments; response of aquatic systems to climate change. She has collaborated with engineers (environmental, electrical, mechanical), foresters, biologists, and geologists.
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