Leading up to the GC&E Conference we will be posting interviews with our 2017 GC&E Conference organizers to learn a little more about them and the excellent sessions you can look forward to at this year’s conference!


Green-Chemistry-2015-Ingrid-Mergelsberg-3922.jpgIngrid Mergelsberg, Ph.D., Merck
Session: Sustainable Process Design – The Key to Minimize Environmental Impact, Maximize Cost Efficiency and Drive Innovation


Q: What motivates you to work in the green chemistry & engineering space?

A: The fact that green chemistry and engineering drives innovation and improved efficiency in the area of sustainability, which includes novel chemistry, better chemo-catalysts, biocatalysts, High Throughput Screening, and the application of predictive sciences


Q: In one sentence, describe the session you are organizing at GC&E.

A: Sustainable process design: the key to minimize environmental impact, maximize cost efficiency, and drive innovation


Q: What will attendees learn at your GC&E session? What makes it unique?

A: They will get ideas and inspiration from excellent presenters with industrial and academic experience and expertise on how they can build sustainability into their future processes.


Q: What is your favorite aspect of the GC&E Conference (or what are you looking forward to)?

A: Networking with people passionate to drive scientific excellence and innovation to the benefit of our environment


Q: What are you currently focused on in your work or research?

A: Organizing Merck’s annual Green and Sustainable Science symposium and poster session


Q: If you weren't a chemist, what would you be doing?

A: Being a medical doctor for internal medicine


Q: When you aren't at work, how do you spend your free time?

A: Cooking, hiking and reading books



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