The rising demand for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) means an increase of e-waste as well. Electronic-wastes (E-wastes) pose greater ecological concerns and primitive recycling and upcycling process can only worsen the hazardous impact E-wastes brings. To address these issues, a team headed by Prof. Oladele Ogunseitan was assembled. The professor and his team will specialize in Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment focusing in Frontiers in Environmental Science is launched.
Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment
Studying this does not only allow us to know more e-waste toxins, but also allows us to undermine its effects on environmental and climate systems from all standpoint. We can finally determine risks of E-wastes and successfully create interventions in properly dealing with them. New technologies and processes are studied to further address these concerns. They seek to provide directions in creating sustainable solution for E-waste treatment.
Finding Answers Across Multidiscipline of Toxicology, Pollution and the Environment
On meeting the challenges of working across disciplines, the Professor said that he takes these challenges posed at him as an inspiration and tries not to be intimidated by the ever-changing research demand and collaboration across the disciplines.
Risks of Technology for the Environment
He is also looking forward in providing a platform that will allow the different communities to address the growing risk factors of E-wastes across technology and industry sectors. He also would like to open the floor to inputs from other researchers working in this field.
Teaching Social Ecology in University of California Irvine, Prof Ogunseitan has worked on projects relating to E-waste toxic pollution, specializing on preventing its damaging effects in human health and the environment. He has served the California Green Ribbon Panel and California’s Advisory Committee for over two years. He is also the current Apple Inc’s co-chairman of Green Chemistry Advisory Board.