Darren Johnson, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Darren Johnson is an expert in green chemistry. He studies water pollution and purification, especially in relation to agriculture and industrial waste water. At the University of Oregon he is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and focuses on supramolecular chemistry. His recent research has uncovered ways to filter and capture rare earth minerals from waste water, creating two positive outcomes: clean water and highly valuable metals. He co-founded a UO spin-out company SupraSensor Technologies, which seeks to commercialize sensors for detection of nutrients and fertilizers in agriculture and industrial waste waters. Darren serves on the Synthetic and Biological Chemistry A (SBCA) study section at the NIH and is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry (JIPH).
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Chemical twofer: new filter will extract valuable metals and create clean water (Cascade Magazine, Spring 2015)
UO researchers find could make electronic devices more efficient (Portland Business Journal, July 24, 2014)