1990 Texas A&M University chemistry Ph.D. graduate Carl D. McAfee, standing in front of a pile of discarded wooden railroad ties, which are manufactured by harvesting trees and soaking them in creosote in a process that involves toxins and multiple environmental concerns.

ONE MAN’S TRASH: 1990 Texas A&M Graduate Carl McAfee Using Polymer Chemistry, Recycled Materials to Make Sustainable Impact

May 20, 2022
“I wanted to be on the world stage at the best place there is for chemistry, and that was Texas A&M University. Iron sharpens iron, and the best make each other better. Texas A&M had it all, and it made me, in my opinion, the scientist I am today.”
Dr. Carl D. McAfee '90, Texas A&M chemistry Ph.D. graduate