• Message from the Director - GC&E Conference:  Retrospective and Prospective

    My sincere thanks to all who attended and helped organize last month’s Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Portland, Oregon—what a fantastic meeting!  A total of 580 attendees shared resea...
  • Message from the Director - Sharing Our Expertise

    The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® receives input from a variety of stakeholders and last week the GCI Advisory Board met in Washington, DC. Chaired by ACS Past President and former Chair of the Board Bill Carrol...
  • Remembering Ken Seddon

    Contributed by Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   The green chemistry community lost a friend with the passing of K...
  • Message from the Director

    December is a time for reflections on the current year as it rapidly draws to a close, along with anticipation for the year ahead.  The ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s commitment to green and sustainable ch...
  • Message from the Director

    This year marks the 30th year of National Chemistry Week (NCW), which will be celebrated October 22-28. NCW is a wonderful opportunity for chemists to share their passion for chemistry with the general public, and wor...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   Summer is always a busy season for the ACS Green Chemistry Instit...
  • Message from the Director

    By Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   My colleagues and I at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (GCI) are very...
  • Message from the Director

    By Mary M. Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Acting Director, ACS GCI; Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement, ACS   I had the privilege of attending the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) “Arc of Scien...
  • Message from The Director

    It is my pleasure to return to the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® as a result of the organizational realignment announced last month by ACS Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Tom Connelly. The ACS GCI...
  • Life-Cycle Thinking in a Systems Context

    By David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   Back in October, I wrote about systems thinking: what it is and why we need to think about it more in chemistry. This month, I’d like to ...
  • Message from the Director

    We’re very pleased with how preparations for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference are coming together. Our technical program chairs, Dr. David Leahy, BMS, and Dr. Amit Sehgal, Solvay, have ...
  • Message from The Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   Planning and preparations for the 21st Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference have continued throughout the past ...
  • Chemistry and Systems Thinking

    Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS GCI   Some of you may have read a few recent publications about the future of chemistry1, 2. It’s always interesting to read articles like these to see the aut...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   It’s hard to believe that three weeks have passed since we were at the 252nd ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia. The...
  • Message From The Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Ph.D., Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   The pace of activities has thankfully slowed just a bit over the past month, although we are down another person with Ann Le...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   In less than a month we’ll be in Portland, OR, for the 20th Annual GC&E Conference and I hope many of you have made plans...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   As we get closer to the 20th Annual GC&E, I’d like to think that the pace of activity would slow a bit and we would be in...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   I think I’m still trying to come to terms with how fast the year is going by; we’re finishing the first quarter already...
  • Message from the Director

    It’s been a busy start to the New Year.  The annual GC&E conference always requires a considerable amount of effort throughout the year, and this year will be no different.  Moving the conference t...
  • Message from the Director

    Contributed by David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®   I’ve just returned from a week-long trip to New Delhi and Mumbai, India and two different green chemistry conferences. Travel...