Congratulations to Professor Parisa Mehrkhodavandi who has been selected to be a member of the 2022-23 Wall Scholars Catalyst cohort.
Members of the cohort will work together to initiate collaborations that engage the urgency, scale and complexity of the Climate and Nature Emergency. This program upholds the Peter Wall Institute’s mandate to enable associated scholars to engage in innovative research that addresses the largest and complex challenges of our time.
As part of being a Wall Scholar, Dr. Mehrkhodavandi will work with colleagues in disparate fields to try to understand the impacts of changing our polymer sources: technically, environmentally, and in terms of policy and politics. Her aim is to address these questions from a multidisciplinary perspective, with a strong Indigenous focus, in order to bridge the gap between the social science, science, and engineering aspects of sustainable plastics.