Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry


  1. Welcome to Perspectives

    To solve “wicked problems,” a group of Yale students is learning how to think differently in a unique new course.
  2. Turning Wood Into Plastic

    A research team, led by YSE professor Yuan Yao and Liangbing Hu from the University of Maryland, has created a high-quality bioplastic from wood byproducts that they hope can solve one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues.
  3. Rwanda Had Different Plans: Yale Partners with Environmental ‘Rising Star’

    rwanda plant canopy
    In 2017, Rwanda opened a multi-million dolar e-waste recycling facility which aims to properly dispose of potentially hazardous materials found in electronics.
    Nearly three decades ago, a brutal war ripped Rwanda apart at the seams. Years of conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi ethnic groups came to a head in the early 1990s, culminating in one of the darkest periods in recent world history. The genocide against the Tutsis led to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Rwandans and the displacement
  4. Rising Star in Industrial Ecology Joins F&ES Faculty

    Yuan Yao, whose research examines the environmental and economic impacts of emerging technologies and industrial processes, has been named assistant professor of industrial ecology and sustainable systems at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
  5. Professional Symbiosis

    Over the past three decades Marian Chertow has advanced the growing field of industrial ecology across the world — and inspired generations of Yale students to assert themselves as leaders of the field.