Covestro Lectureship in Sustainability
With generous sponsorship from Covestro, the CSP hosts the annual Covestro Lectureship in Sustainability. Leaders working on issues in sustainability deliver a lecture designed for a general audience. Community members from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Future Covestro Lecture Events will be announced on this page soon

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

2020

Professor Kristopher McNeill — ETH Zurich

An Environmental Chemist’s View of Biodegradable Plastics

2019

Professor Karen Goldberg — UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Developing Alternatives to Oil as Feedstocks for our Chemicals and Liquid Fuels

2018

Professor Jillian Buriak — University of Alberta

The Transition to a Low-Carbon World: It’s here, and it’s OK

2016

Professor Richard C. Thompson — Plymouth University

Plastic Debris in the Ocean: Are there Solutions to this Global Environmental Problem?

2015

Professor James Liao — UCLA

Fueling the Future: Microbial Engineering for Production of Sustainable Biofuels

2014

Professor George Huber — University of Wisconsin Madison

Renewable Plastics: Step One in Breaking Our Oil Addiction

2013

Professor Geoffrey Coates — Cornell University

In Pursuit of the Perfect Plastic

2012

Dr. Patrick Gruber — Gevo

Cleaner, Greener, Cheaper. Getting off that Barrel of Oil: a Hopeful World View