Anthony Appleton | AIChE

Anthony Appleton

Research Safety Culture Coordinator
Colorado State University

Anthony earned a BS in Marine Sciences and Chemistry from the University of Miami (FL) and PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology, where his research focused on the design and synthesis of organic electronic materials. During his time at Georgia Tech, Anthony also began working in research safety as the group’s primary Safety Officer after a series of research and non-research safety incidents. He then joined Zhenan Bao’s group in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University as a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Science where his research focused on organic electronic material design, synthesis, and utilization in various technologies including photovoltaics, (bio)chemical detectors, and pressure sensors. As a postdoc, Anthony was a Safety Officer for the research group. Anthony served as a member of the Task Force for Advancing the Culture of Laboratory Safety at Stanford University, which produced an influential report about safety culture inside academic research environments. He has coauthored twenty peer-reviewed articles. Anthony was a faculty member and administrator at various academic institutions before joining Colorado State University in January 2019 as CSU’s first Research Safety Culture Coordinator.