Principal Consultant in Environmental Engineering, DuPont Company
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Based in DuPont's Chemical Technology group, Robert Giraud advises Company business segments on the assessment and optimization of existing and new chemical processes and products from an environmental and sustainability perspective. Since co-authoring DuPont's corporate Waste Minimization Guidance Manual in 1987, he has worked with business, R&D, and manufacturing staff across the Company to craft integrated technical solutions for meeting evolving environmental needs largely using what has come to be known as Green Chemistry and Engineering. Robert has led or served on interdisciplinary teams whose work has been recognized with one R&D 100 award (R&D Magazine), two USEPA National Partnership for Environmental Priorities Achievement Awards, three DuPont Engineering Excellence awards, one DuPont Sustainable Growth Excellence Award, and one DuPont Environmental Excellence Award. An active participant in Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3) project teams, he has served on various U.S. EPA technical advisory groups, represented DuPont on the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Chemical Manufacturers Roundtable, and volunteered in a community-based conservation program to preserve the Delaware Estuary. His publications and conference presentations span a range of environmental chemistry and engineering topics. Robert graduated magna cum laude from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and also earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Tulane.