Dr. Jim Hutchison joined the faculty at the University of Oregon (UO) in the fall of 1994. He is currently Professor of chemistry and the Director of the UO Materials Science Institute. His research interests are in materials chemistry and nanoscience. He played key roles in developing the UO's nation-leading program in "green" (environmentally-benign) organic chemistry and launched the universityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s pioneering Center in Green Nanoscience. He is a member of the leadership team for the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) and founded, and now directs, the ONAMIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative. He has won a number of awards, including an NSF-CAREER award and the 2003 Oregon Academy of Science Outstanding Teacher of Science and Math in Higher Education. Hutchison is an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow and a Camille Dreyfus teacher-scholar. He is the author of over 85 refereed publications, three book chapters and a text book ("Green Organic Chemistry: Strategies, Tools and Laboratory Experiments". He is a member of the Governing Board of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute and a member of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement.