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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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By Prof. Dr. Jun Huang, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, The University of Sydney Nano Institute

 

Q: What sparked your passion for chemistry and engineering?

A: The significance of chemical engineering for people’s lives. Chemical engineers developed 1) fertilizer production for higher agricultural productivity to feed huge populations; 2) pharmaceuticals for diseases; 3) clean fuels and energy storage for our daily life; 4) processes to provide clean water for drinking; 5) new technologies for waste disposal and recycling; and 6) greenhouse gas reduction technology for climate change. The progress and achievement of my work in chemical engineering can benefit our society and improve our quality of life, which attracts my passion for chemistry and engineering. 

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By Gabriela Gastelu, Ph.D. student at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, and 2021 Heh-Won Chang Fellow in Green Chemistry

I remember the first time I entered a laboratory as a secondary school student in my home city in Argentina. Its equipment was quite basic; however, I was delighted with all the glass material and the idea of making new things just by mixing components. Yes, I know my idea of a chemist at that time was really simple! But that simple idea inspired me to decide to study chemistry at the university.

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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 t

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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: 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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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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What's JACI?

Contributed by Tomi Minato, Planning Manager, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation (JACI)

 

The Japan Association for Chemical Innovation is a public interest incorporated association with members from the chemical industry, consumer products industry,

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U.N. Sustainable Development Goal #2 – End Hunger:  What Can Chemists Do?

By Christiana Briddell, Sr. Communications Manager, ACS Green Chemistry Institute, and featuring Yalinu Poya, Ph.D. student at the University of Glasgow.

When you start to scratch the surface of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the first thin

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Bringing Industrial Green Chemistry to India

By Krishna Padia, Green ChemisTree Foundation, Mumbai, India

The Green ChemisTree Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Mumbai, India. The Foundation works to increase technical knowledge in green chemistry in all sectors of the economy. Through

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ACS International Student Chapter Highlight: University of Delhi

Contributed by: Radhika Gupta and Gunjan Arora, Members of ACS International Student Chapter, University of Delhi, India

The ACS International Student Chapter at the University of Delhi in India has been actively involved in organizing several national and

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Get ready to celebrate the periodic table! The U.N. has named 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Mendeleev’s groundbreaking Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The Intern

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Global Green Chemistry Initiative – Building Green Chemistry Capacity Around the World with UNIDO and Community

The Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering at Yale is collaborating with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on a three-year project to increase the general global awareness and capacities on deployable green chemistry i

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India Makes Strides Toward a Greener Future with the Green Chemistry Network Centre and the Green ChemisTree Foundation

Contributed by David Constable, Ph.D., Science Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

I have just returned from almost two weeks in India, where I had the privilege of participating in several conferences and workshops. Traveling to India makes for a lon

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IGCW-2017 Advances Green Chemistry Innovation in India

Contributed by Malka Doshi, Green Relations Officer, Green ChemisTree Foundation

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute is once again partnering with the Green ChemisTree Foundation, India for the 5th Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW-2017) Convention and

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