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Ken Geiser

Somerville, MA

Ken Geiser is an internationally recognized specialist on pollution prevention, clean production, green chemistry and industrial chemicals policy. He is a University Professor and a Professor of Work Environment Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he served as a Co-Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production, a center that promotes sustainable solutions in chemical management and product design. Dr. Geiser is one of the authors of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act and served from 1990 to 2003 as the founding director of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute. He has served as a policy advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the United Nations Environment Program and participates on several boards of non-profit environmental organizations. He is the author of many articles on pollution prevention, toxic chemical policy and sustainable development and a book, Materials Matter: Towards a Sustainable Materials Policy. He holds an architectural degree from the University of California, Berkeley and graduate and doctoral degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.