James Clark has an international reputation for his work in green chemistry and is a founding director of the Green Chemistry Network. He was also the founding Scientific Editor for the world's leading journal in the field, Green Chemistry, and is also an author of numerous books on the subject. He now holds the Chair of Industrial & Applied Chemistry at University of York and heads the Clean Technology Centre which integrates green chemistry research, industrial collaboration and educational developments and issues relevant to the public understanding of science. He is also the Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and heads the Green Chemistry Group at York.
His research interests include heterogeneous catalysis and supported reagents and the exploitation of renewable resources.