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Organizers: Se Ryeon Lee, Research Group Leader; Chad Landis, Research Associate; Kristin Nuzzio, Senior Research Chemist, PPG Industries


Converting an economy that is still largely linear (Take-Make-Dispose), to a circular economy where waste streams can be fed back into an industrial cycle will require new chemistries and innovative processes. The sources for recycling or repurposing can exist anywhere along the material lifecycle from industrial waste streams to post-consumer waste. Ideally, the recycling and repurposing could turn these waste streams into value streams for industry in the near future.


This session will focus on those new chemistries and processes that are necessary for repurposing waste streams both pre- and post-consumer.  It will also analyze already implemented projects as well as potential new science necessary to make a circular economy more feasible. In addition attendees will learn what is done with waste streams at the manufacturer level to make for an overall greener process and look at chemistries, processes, and regulatory issues in this area.


In addition this session will feature two in-depth talks from leaders in the field. Richard Engler of Bergeson & Campbell, PC will discuss the regulatory barriers to a circular economy, and Brian Riise of REMADE Institute will talk about the challenges and opportunities in developing a circular economy for plastics.


We hope you will join us for this exciting discussing on this important and intriguing topic!


This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Thursday, June 13 from 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM at The Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: David J. C. Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute; Xianlai Zeng, Associate Professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University


There is a growing list of elements that are considered strategic metals; they are rare, expensive, and heavily relied upon for electronics, energy and chemistry. The current methods of extracting, purifying and using these metals is unsustainable and as these materials approach impending extinction from the supply chain while escalating environmental and socioeconomic costs across the world, it is critical to identify low-cost and abundant alternatives, or sustainable technologies to recover, recycle and reuse these elements. In general, there have been few chemistry alternatives that could recreate the performance of these metals in a variety of fundamental applications.



This session will showcase innovators who are creating alternative chemistries and chemical technology approaches that can increase the sustainable reuse and recycle of these critical elements, or provide comparable functional, commercially viable materials for a variety of applications. In addition this session will cover how cyclical chemistry is proposed to close the loop from the extraction of material to end-of-life recycling.

We will have an in-depth presentation from Dr. Xianlai Zeng of Tsinghua University on the emergence of cyclical chemistry as it relates to green chemistry, closed-loop supply chain theory and industrial ecology at different scales. We propose that cyclical chemistry can address three inter-related problems:  resource depletion, over reliance of linear economies and environmental pollution. In doing so, cyclical chemistry will play an increasing role in closing the loop and enabling a smooth transition to a circular economy and society.

We look forward to discussing this topic more with you at the conference!


This event will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th Annual Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Thursday, June 13 from 2:00 PM to 5:05 PM at the Lake Anne, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: Peter A. Reinhardt, Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, Yale University; Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO, Environmental Safety Manager, Keene State College


There are many commonalities and shared principles between the fields of chemical safety and green chemistry. A thorough understanding of both will benefit practitioners in both communities, correct misconceptions and ensure that green chemistry innovations do not overlook chemical safety considerations in the laboratory. That is why the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety’s symposium at the 2019 GC&E Conference will focus on and discuss the connections between chemical safety and Green Chemistry within the chemical enterprise.


This session will address a variety of elements within the systems that support environmental health and safety, in both the laboratory and in the larger economy at whole. Attendees can expect to learn how emerging greener and safer approaches to chemical education and research interact to form a system that can have more sustainable environmental impacts. Attendees will also learn about innovative work in both academic and industrial chemistry that takes a systems approach to educating chemists and identifying innovative chemistries which serve multiple environmental stakeholders.


The keynote speaker of the symposium is Dr. Kristen M. Kulinowski of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board will also present and discuss real-world case studies where a major incident resulted in changes to chemical processes that made them both safer and greener.


We hope you will join us for “Making Chemistry Greener & Safer” and look forward to hearing your thoughts!


This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Thursday, June 13 from 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM at the Lake Audubon, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: Gonghu Li, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire; Jonathan Rochford, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston


The green chemistry community, and indeed most of the general populace, are well aware of the negative effects that the increasing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide has on our planet. What is less known and talked about is the fact that C02 is also a renewable C1 feedstock and can be used to produce chemicals, materials and fuels. This is why it is important for the public to know and understand different strategies for safely and efficiently utilizing C02 as a valuable feedstock.


Our session at this year’s GC&E Conference will focus on and discuss the design of innovative catalytic systems for efficient C02 conversion. While unfortunately there are still few viable strategies for large-scale C02 utilization due to the lack of scientific breakthrough and lack of technologies that are sufficiently mature for industrial deployment, research is progressing towards this goal.  Attendees can expect to learn about the latest in cutting-edge research in the field of chemical conversion of C02 and how it can be used to help protect our atmosphere.


This session will be broken down into seven different oral presentations, all given by leading researchers from respected U.S. and Canadian universities as well as a U.S. National Laboratory representative. Topics will include, but are not limited to, rational design of C02-reduction catalysts, molecular and heterogeneous catalysts, and spectroscopic investigations of C02 reduction using catalysts.


We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a timely and informative session.


This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th Annual Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:45 AM to 12:10 PM at the Town Center, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.


The Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) is a professional association solely dedicated to advancing the science, practice, and policy of alternatives assessment and informed substitution. A4 offers the opportunity to connect with a collaborative community of professionals representing a broad range of scientific disciplines – toxicology, exposure science, engineering, chemistry, lifecycle assessment, law and policy, and economics, among others – who are working to accelerate the transition to the use of safer chemicals, materials, processes, and products. Join A4 president Pam Spencer at the 2019 Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference for her talk Fostering Green Chemistry and Alternatives Assessment Collaborations in Safer Product Design.

We hope to see you there!

Contributed by Samy Ponnusamy, Fellow & Global Manager, Green Chemistry, MilliporeSigma


The 12 principles of green chemistry provide a conceptual framework for green chemistry that is globally accepted, which was an important starting point.  As the practice of green chemistry evolves, MilliporeSigma is working to evolve how people can more tangibly interact with the 12 principles through a quantitative framework. While various approaches to quantifying greener processes and products have been proposed, there is no unifying set of metrics in place. After a review of the current state of green chemistry methods, MilliporeSigma developed DOZN™ and leveraged generally accepted industry practices.


DOZN™ scores products based on metrics for each principle and aggregates the principle scores to derive a final aggregate score. DOZN™ groups the 12 principles into like categories, allowing for a focus on overarching green chemistry categories of hazard, resource use, and energy efficiency to calculate greener scores from 0 – 100 scale (0 being the most desired). The system calculates scores based on manufacturing inputs, Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information, which after the calculation provide a green score for each substance. DOZN™ is flexible enough to encompass the diverse portfolio of products ranging from chemistry to material science to biology. DOZN™ has also been verified and validated by a third party to ensure best practices are applied and a peer-reviewed paper has been published.


Using MilliporeSigma’s DOZN™2.0 platform, customers can now calculate green scores for their own processes and products. This free, web-based tool provides users with even more data so that they have more information to increase their sustainability.


Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator (DOZN2.0):

The design objectives developed by MilliporeSigma scientists included the following:


  1.      Allow for direct comparison between alternative chemicals considered for the same application, as well as direct comparison between alternative synthesis manufacturing processes considered for the same chemical product.
  2.      Allow transparent comparison against each of the 12 principles and for each of the three major stewardship categories: resource efficiency, human health and environmental hazard, and energy use.
  3.      Allow customers to score their own products/processes.
  4.      Provide sufficient flexibility to apply to the diverse product portfolio.
  5.      Be inexpensive to implement by utilizing readily available data.
  6.      Be based on generally accepted industry practices, when available.
  7.      Be easy to communicate the method and results to customers.


Considering these guiding elements, MilliporeSigma investigated and designed an approach to evaluate and score chemical products and processes on each of the 12 principles.


Categories: DOZN2.0 groups the 12 principles into like categories, allowing for a focus on overarching green chemistry categories of hazard, resource use and energy efficiency.

  • Improved resource use
  • Increased energy efficiency
  • Reduced human and environmental hazards


These category groupings and scores are shown in Table 1 for 1-Aminobenzotriazole (original and re-engineered):


DOZN2.0 Scores for 1-Aminobenzotriazole


Category and Related Principles







Principle Score

Principle Score

Improved Resource Use

Principle 1: Prevention



Principle 2: Atom Economy



Principle 7: Use of Renewable Feedstock



Principle 8: Reduce Derivatives



Principle 9: Catalysis



Principle 11: Real-Time Analysis for Pollution Prevention



Increased Energy Efficiency

Principle 6: Design for Energy Efficiency



Reduced Human and Environmental Hazards

Principle 3: Less Hazardous Chemical Synthesis



Principle 4: Designing Safer Chemicals



Principle 5: Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries



Principle 10: Design for Degradation



Principle 12: Inherently Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention



Aggregate Score*




*Aggregate Score is calculated by averaging each category scores and summing three category scores to get the single score. Then this will be further normalized (divided by 50) to get an aggregate score from 0  to 100 scales (0 being the most desired).


DOZN2.0 moves the quantitative approach to green chemistry forward through accessibility with an aim to continue to the discussion with stakeholders about improvements to the methodology. DOZN™ 2.0 provides the advantage of providing metrics that are (1) inexpensive to implement with readily available data, (2) based on generally accepted industry practices when available and (3) easy to communicate the method and results to customers. Sustainability programs that implement the proposed approach should anticipate the following benefits:


  • Measurement: Ability to use on-hand data sources or establish straightforward data collection programs.
  • Calculations: Ability to utilize well-defined metrics to calculate the benefits of the 12 principles of green chemistry.
  • Communication: Ability to transparently communicate greener alternatives to customers.
  • Data privacy: Users can evaluate their processes and products in a secure manner.
  • Enables customers to choose more environmentally friendly approaches for their research/manufacturing projects to promote their overall sustainability.


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Organizer: Joseph Sabol, Chemical Consultant


This symposium is about industrially viable processes to utilize carbon dioxide as a raw material feedstock (as opposed to current venting to the atmosphere or deep-well injection.) Attendees can expect to learn how the barriers of reducing or otherwise incorporating carbon dioxide into process streams were overcome. Traditional waste carbon dioxide can be converted into useful chemicals and fuels, at a profit to society. These chemicals include those to produce fuels, pharmaceuticals, and bio-polymers.


Our session will include discussions and presentations from respected subject matter experts from around the world:


Schwan Hosseiny, Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics in Stuttgart, Germany will discuss LOTERCO2M, which splits water in a single electrochemical membrane reactor, and directly provides protons to be used with carbon dioxide to form methanol. Hydrogen, generally used with carbon monoxide in the industrial Fischer-Tropsch process to produce liquid hydrocarbons, is not needed. LOTERCO2M, using water, carbondioxide, and ideally renewable electricity, is less complex and more economical than current processes to produce liquid hydrocarbons. Challenges of characterization of the membrane materials and electrode assemblies in the single electrochemical membrane reactor will be presented.


Sergey Melnikov, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg, Germany will discuss the liquid-structure properties of various alkanolamines, which are currently used to capture carbon dioxide in flue gas streams. The molecular engineering of novel high-performance biogas upgrading alkanolamine compounds requires detailed information about their properties in mixed solution, including not only the thermodynamics and chemical reactivity, but also the liquid structure properties, the dynamics of carbon dioxide diffusion, and the kinetics of interactions in complex ternary solutions. Molecular simulation techniques, useful tools to investigate molecular binding for further technological applications, will also be presented.


Gregory Rorrer, Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University will discuss diatom algae as a platform organism for renewable chemical production. Genera Cyclotella and Thalassiosira produce a unique bio-product, a nanofiber composed of an N-acetyl glucosamine biopolymer, single rigid rods of ~ 50 nm in diameter and 100 mm in length. These nanofibers have a wide variety of biomedical material applications and are readily converted to glucoamine, a widely used nutraceutical. Development of a closed photobioreactor to measure the capture of carbon dioxide by growing cells with inlet and outlet concentrations vs. time, aeration, and light and dark cycles. Mass transfer strategies were developed to dynamically maximize carbon dioxide capture and biomass accumulation, demonstrating how photosynthetic systems can be optimized through an engineering approach to produce carbon-based products.


Aubrey Paris, Department of Chemistry and Institute on Science for Global Policy, at Princeton University will discuss new alloy and intermetallic catalysts that have been shown to facilitate carbon-carbon bond formation during carbon dioxide electro-reduction. This makes possible the generation of highly profitable compounds, such as oxalate, with promising catalyst stability and over potential requirements. Attendees will be walked through the process of catalyst discovery, including how a new material is characterized, optimized for peak performance, and tested to gain insight into its activity. Bimetallic catalysts, with newly discovered surface oxides, may play an important role in oxalate formation, which competes with hydrogen production. The mechanism for the formation of carbon-carbon bonds that circumvents the generation of a carbon dioxide radical anion intermediate, and the elimination of nonaqueous solvents, can directly lead to commercial production of glycols and other multi-carbon species.


We hope you will join us for this in-depth symposium. Hope to see you there!


This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Wednesday, June 12 from 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM at the Town Center, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizer: Love-Ese Chile, Bioplastic Specialist and Consultant, Grey to Green Sustainable Solutions

As the world becomes more educated and aware of the environmental issues facing our planet and the consequences of not addressing them, there has been a subsequent and significant increase in everyday citizens looking to do their part. Plastic pollution has become an issue of public concern with greater societal awareness of plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways. The quantity of disposable plastics used and the fact that most plastics do not breakdown fast in the environment, are root causes. Alternatives to petroleum-based plastics and biodegradable plastics are becoming more readily available to conscientious consumers. However, without new waste management and recovery options, these alternatives will not be as effective in supporting a circular economy.

This is why our session will focus on the advances in sustainable plastic degradation and highlight the recent research progress made involving the waste recovery aspect of the sustainable plastic lifecycle. Our session will illustrate how bio-derived and/or biodegradable plastics have the potential to significantly reduce not only plastic pollution, but fossil resource reliance as well. It will also show that we unfortunately still need more support in the development of infrastructure and technology to turn this goal into a reality and what you as green chemists and engineers can do to help.

Participants can expect to leave this session with a deeper insight into how to design materials for better use, the recovery and conversion used in the plastic degradation process, as well as new strategies, ideas, and approaches to the waste management of sustainable plastics.

We hope you will join us for the Advances in Sustainable Plastic Degradation session and look forward to discussing this important and timely topic with you in person!

This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Wednesday, June 12 from 9:45 AM to 11:35 AM at the Regency A, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: Paul D. Thornton; Laura M. Reyes, Career Development Leader, Chemical Institute of Canada

In addition to having a great innovation and a solid business plan, an equally important element for creating a successful start-up is developing partnerships that can access key resources and accelerate the path to market.


At the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Sustainable & Green Chemistry in June, we have organized a half-day session that examines the role of partnerships in building green businesses.


The session will first feature several entrepreneurs and CEOs who will share their experiences in building the types of partnerships and relationships that have been most important for their company’s development. We will then hear from speakers with expertise in the due diligence process that investors undertake and in how entrepreneurs can protect their intellectual property within partnerships. The final portion of the session will be dedicated to a panel discussion that will feature a variety of organizations dedicated to working with entrepreneurs to develop industry partnerships, find external resources, and secure critical funding.


We have three entrepreneurs who will be sharing details of the partnerships that have been critical to their start-ups. Our first speaker is Adrienne McKee, Director of Platform Partnerships for Checkerspot. Checkerspot is a company that is harnessing biotechnology to make custom building blocks that enable the preparation of new, high-performance polyurethanes and coatings. Adrienne will be offering insights into how Checkerspot is building relationships that are critical to the growth of the company and that position it for future success. Sumedh Surwade is the founder and CEO of SAS Nanotechnologies. His company is developing a self-healing anti-corrosive coating technology to be used in a wide range of industrial applications. Sumedh will be presenting on how networking and collaborations have been important in overcoming the commercial challenges he faced when building his start-up. Our third speaker in the session is Bryan Tracy, the CEO and co-founder of White Dog Labs, a company that is using synthetic biology to prepare a range of products in fields ranging from animal nutrition to biofuels. Bryan will discuss the partnerships critical in the path to market for the company’s ProTyton product, a high-protein feed material for use in aquaculture.


In addition to these entrepreneurs, will feature two speakers who will be sharing insights into conducting due-diligence when seeking out investors and protecting intellectual property when approaching industry partners. Richard Goodman runs RMG Consulting and has deep experience with entrepreneurs working in chemistry-based technologies. Richard will be presenting on how start-ups can better prepare for technical and commercial landscape due diligence that potential investors will conduct prior to investing in their start-up.


Finally, Krista Bianco and Charles Collins-Chase of Finnegan LLP will describe ways in which start-ups can safeguard their intellectual property while still enabling valuable collaborations and partnerships. Krista and Charles bring significant experience in IP Law and will also discuss potential pitfalls that entrepreneurs may encounter around protecting intellectual property.


The final hour of the session will be dedicated to a panel discussion that highlights the work of organizations involved in helping start-ups build partnerships and collaborations that advance their commercial development. Julie Manley of the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council (GC3), Claudio Cinquemani from the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), Janine Elliott of Venturewell, and Ben Schrag from the National Science Foundation's SBIR Program are the confirmed panelists. Panelists will be describing the work of their organizations and resources available to start-ups that enable valuable commercial partnerships. This closing panel discussion will build on the previous presentations in the session and will be largely driven by questions from audience members including speakers.   


We hope to see you there!


This event will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Sustainable & Green Chemistry on Thursday, June 13 from 2:00 PM to 5:05 PM at the Lake Fairfax, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: Tony Bova, CEO, mobius; Anna Zhenova, MS, Ph.D. Student, University of York


Every day, people across the world throw away and discard items they think have outlived their usefulness. Wheat straw, potato peels, tree bark, shrimp shells, and even hog hair are things that are often discarded even though they could still be a source of valuable chemicals. In today’s society there is an enormous amount of untapped chemical potential in waste biomass, the future of the bio-economy is learning how to take this industrial garbage and chemically transform it into the products we rely on every day.


This two-part session aims to expand attendees’ viewpoints of what can be a chemical feedstock, starting in the laboratory and expanding to commercial applications. Attendees will learn about trends in waste valorization, examples of waste biomass uses from around the world (both commercial and academic), and recent developments in biorefinery concepts and extraction methods.


The morning session will begin with an overview of recent trends in food waste utilization from Dr. Eduardo Melo of the University of York, which is great for attendees who may be new to the topic. The morning session focuses on academic examples of converting biomass waste into new chemicals and materials, featuring unusual feedstocks such as hog hair, birch bark and chokeberry skins.


The afternoon session is more commercially-oriented, and will begin with an overview of an innovative waste gas fermentation technology from Dr. Sean Simpson, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of LanzaTech, challenging attendees to consider microbes as partners in efficient chemical transformation. Talks to follow include development of biorefinery concepts and novel extraction methods or applications for bio-waste, as well as a broader perspective on the concept of “Lost Carbon” from Tony Bova, Co-Founder and CEO of mobius.


Thinking of waste as a feedstock is critical for the future of green chemistry. Use of traditional bio-renewable feedstocks, such as corn and sugarcane, can negatively impact food supply when scaled. Transitioning to a circular economy requires that we learn how to make the most of our waste and use valuable chemical components that we currently discard. This is a major challenge that requires intensive research from green chemists around the world.


We hope you will join us at the Conference!


This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th Annual International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry. Part 1 will take place on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:45 AM to 12:10 PM at the Regency A, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA. Part 2 will take place on Tuesday, June 11 from 1:30 PM to 5:55 PM at the Regency A, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: Jun Li, Senior Principal Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb; Jared Piper, Director, Pfizer


Artificial Intelligence. What was once solely the subject of science fiction movies and novels, is rapidly starting to become a more prominent tool and asset in today’s scientific community. Over the past few years AI, machine learning, predictive analytics, and computational tools and modeling have advanced to the point where it has become fairly common to use these emerging technologies to understand and optimize reaction mechanisms and predict reactivity.


This why we are pleased to invite you to our session at the 2019 GC&E/GCS-9 Conference titled “AI, Machine Learning, and Computational Tools.” This session will focus on the use of computers and how they can facilitate a deeper understanding of reaction mechanisms, predict reactivity and reaction outcomes, as well as the use of In Silico tools to help design greener processes. All of these efforts have the potential to not only reduce the number of experiments in the lab but in some cases eliminate unnecessary and costly experiments altogether.


Attendees can expect to learn about the most recent advances in this emerging and important field of organic chemistry and examine actual instances where AI, computational methods, and/or machine learning either completely or partially solved a real world chemistry problem. This session will feature presentations from some of the leading AI experts in academia for the chemical sciences, like Klavs Jensen from MIT, Steven Wheeler of The University of Georgia and Benjamin Shields from Princeton. Representatives from leading pharmaceutical organizations—Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Amgen—will also highlight the latest in available computational, AI and machine learning tools and how can they can be implemented to solve complex problems currently plaguing the chemistry community.


We hope to see you there!


This session will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th Annual International Conference on Green & Sustainable Chemistry on Tuesday, June 11 from 3:15 PM to 6:00 PM at the Lake Fairfax, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizer: David Leahy, Associate Director, Takeda Pharmaceuticals


The development of new synthetic methodologies and strategies has been the cornerstone upon which sustainable industrial processes are built. The pure research advances arising from academia fuel the world’s industrial innovation, while also training the scientific leaders of tomorrow. This special session highlights the hard work, dedication, and technical research of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows across the broader organic chemistry community, which has the potential to impact sustainable industrial chemistry.


The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable, who provided travel funding for the presenters in this session, invites you to hear from the next generation of chemists and see where the future of our field is heading.

We hope to see you there!


This event will take place at the 23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/9th International Conference on Sustainable & Green Chemistry on Tuesday, June 11 from 9:45 AM to 12:30 PM at the Lake Fairfax, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

Organizers: Jane E. Wissinger, Professor of Chemistry, University of Minnesota; Michael Wentzel, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Augsburg University


Society as a whole is starting to recognize the alarming quantities of discarded plastic items piling up on land and in our oceans, and concern over their effect on the environment and human health is growing. Now more than ever it is important that students of all levels learn about the strategies and principles used to develop more environmentally friendly polymers and materials.


That is why our session at the 2019 GC&E Conference will focus on educating future generations of scientists in all sectors of the chemical enterprise in green and sustainable chemistry principles so that they have the skills to “close the loop” and help boost sustainability worldwide.


Attendees of this session can expect to learn and hear about current educational and outreach materials that aim to inspire new polymer models designed from renewable materials that can be used in the closed loop recycling process. The session will begin with invited speaker, Prof. Ingo Eilks of the University of Breman in Germany, who will discuss the development of a new high school chemistry course based on green chemistry and polymers. Following Eilks, a variety of different professional and academic experts will present materials on topics ranging from polymeric semiconductors to biomass feedstocks to the implementations of organogels in classrooms from the high school level to upper division college level.


We hope to see you at the Conference.



This session will take place on Tuesday, June 11 from 3:15 PM to 5:35 PM at the Lake Anne, Hyatt Regency Reston, VA.

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