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The Nexus Newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter designed to connect the global green chemistry community, share information, and support the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® in its mission: to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society.

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22 ACS Student Chapters Honored with Green Chemistry Awards

By Aurora Ginzburg, Education Specialist, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

This year the ACS Green Chemistry Institute selected 22 ACS Student Chapters to receive Green Chemistry Awards. Congratulations to all of the recipients! To qualify for this award, a c

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Huang, Luterbacher, and Mauter: Winners of the 2021 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering and the ACS Green Chemistry Institute are pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists worki

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By David Constable, Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

I’ve always had a tendency to ask questions, it’s sort of how I’m made.  For those of you who have had children, you might surmise that I never got out of the one-question-leads-to-another

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By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

As we move into our ninth month of social distancing and mask wearing, we look with hope towards the promise of emerging vaccines. We give thanks to the incredible work of teams of scientis

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Message from the Director: Reflections on 2020

“A year like no other.”  I have heard many people describe 2020 in these terms.  Few of us at the beginning of the year imagined our current state of social distancing, mask wearing, and hand washing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The sacrifices are real:

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Stepping Stones: Building a Career as a Sustainable Scientist

By Dr. Love-Ese Chile, Founder and Technical Director, Regenerative Waste Labs

 

Since the industrial revolution, scientists have been innovating at a faster rate than ever before. These scientific discoveries and disruptions have been miracles for some,

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Green Chemistry Activities for ACS Student Chapters

Hey, undergrads! Looking for some green chemistry activities for your ACS Student Chapter? Great news, we’ve got boatloads full of great activities that can even be done virtually. In particular, the green chemistry activities from past ACS Program-in-a-B

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By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, and Aurora Ginzburg, Education Specialist, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Are you passionate about sustainability? Do you teach a foundational lower-division chemistry course? Are you looki

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SDG 12:  Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns

By David Constable, Ph.D., Scientific Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

Say you’re in the market for a new article of clothing and you start searching on the internet for what’s available from retailers you have bought from in the past.  Maybe you wa

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Nina McClelland:  Champion and Friend

By William F. Carroll, Jr., Chair, ACS Green Chemistry Institute Advisory Board

For many readers, the name Nina McClelland will not be familiar. Nina passed away at the age of 90 on August 16.  She had been an American Chemical Society activist for about 5

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My Green and Sustainable Chemistry Journey: An Interdisciplinary and Hands-on Approach

By Prof. Jonas Baltrusaitis, Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Lehigh University, and Awardee of the 2020 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship

 

In spite of the pandemic, the world is experiencing unprecedented economic growth tog

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A Perpetual Endeavor Towards a Sustainable Hydrocarbon World

By Feng Wang, Ph.D., Professor of Physical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS) and Awardee of 2020 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship, and Ning Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Associate, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (CAS

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Green Chemistry to Fulfill Sustainable Development Goals: A Caribbean Perspective

By Nakisha Mark Ph.D. candidate, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus

Often when we think of green chemistry, focus is placed on the results, such as greater sustainability, safer processes or creating environmentally-friendly products.

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By Carl Maxwell, Manager, Government Affairs, Office of External Affairs and Communication

In July, both the House of Representatives and the Senate each passed the Sustainable Chemistry Research and Development Act, bringing it much closer to becoming law

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Pharma Roundtable Awards $300,000 in Green Chemistry Research Grants

Eight research groups benefited from the latest round of funding from the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable (ACS GCIPR), including two international groups.  Funded research projects cover a variety of topics, including membrane sepa

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ACS and EPA:  Partnering for a Sustainable Future

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary on December 2. Established during the Nixon administration, the Agency has a simple, yet powerful, mission, “To protect human health and the environment.” Over the past hal

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By: Sarah York & MaryKay Orgill, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

The start of a new school year is always an exciting time. Campus is restored and polished. First-year students are nervous and bursting with energy. Upper-class students and faculty seem re

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ACS Catalysis Lectureship Winner Shannon Stahl’s Radical New Tools

 

From J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2357-67

Reprinted with permission from Hoover, J.M.; Ryland, B.L.; Stahl, S.S.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 2357-67 Copyright (2013) American Chemical Society

By Ian Mallov, Ph.D., Research Chemist with Inkbox Ink

Here’s a

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Chemistry Education for a Sustainable Future

By Jenny MacKellar, Program Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute & Aurora Ginzburg, Education Specialist, ACS Green Chemistry Institute

As we work towards developing green chemistry education resources for the undergraduate chemistry curriculum, we retur

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Message From the Director: Advancing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The American Chemical Society (ACS) just wrapped up its first Virtual National Meeting & Expo.  Pivoting from the planned in-person meeting to an online event proved challenging given the size of the National Meeting.  Despite these challenges, more than

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By Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, Assistant Administrator of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention 

 

For 25 years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Chemical Society (ACS) have worked together to sponsor the Green Chemistr

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By Dan Bailey, 2020 Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry Winner

My interest in green chemistry started with a simple realization about how we do chemistry: we produce far more waste than actual products.

 

I joined the process chemistry group at Takeda Ph

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Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Goes Virtual with 100 Countries Represented

The 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Virtual Conference is a wrap! Converted to a five-day virtual event due to the pandemic, the theme of the conference was “System-Inspired Design.”  As a free, first-time virtual ACS conference, almost 5

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The ACS GCI Oilfield Chemistry Roundtable: Expanding Within the Oil & Gas Industry

With the desire to advance green chemistry and engineering in the broader oil and gas industry, the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute (ACS GCI) Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is expanding its scope to other areas of oilfield chemistry

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The American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is pleased to announce the call for symposia for the 25th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference. The Conference will be held June 14-16, 2021, in Reston, Virginia.

Conference Th

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If you missed any of the fantastic chemistry education sessions at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute’s® 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Virtual Conference, it’s not too late to go back and review those sessions now.  Several of the technical ses

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Edward Brush, Ph.D.

Bridgewater State University

ebrush@bridgew.edu

 

The world presents us with problems whose complexity and impact we can barely imagine but that we must solve. As educators, our mission is to prepare our students to do exactly that. The in

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Message From the Director: A Successful Experiment

Thanks to all those who joined the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for our first virtual conference the week of June 15!  It was an amazing week spent sharing green chemistry and engineering research and education, making new connections, and reconnecting w

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Green Chemistry Loses a Friend

Robert Giraud, Elise Fox, Ed Brush, Brian Salvatore, George Cobb, Jillian Goldfarb, Matt Fisher, Marie Bourgeois, Barclay Satterfield, John Jayne, Keisuke Ikehata, Chris Avery

 

Green chemistry lost a dear friend and ardent supporter the day before Earth Da

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By Nakisha Mark, 2020 Heh-Won Chang Ph.D. Fellowship in Green Chemistry Winner

My passion towards chemistry began with my ingrained curiosity for cosmetic formulation and fertilizer production. This curiosity was amplified when I realized that many of the

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