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Numerous conferences focus on the synthesis and product-related topics of green chemistry (and chemical engineering). The 3rd Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference, from 13 to 16 May adresses a broader range of green and sustainability topics.

The goal of this conference is to bring together international researchers from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to communicate and share the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of green and sustainable chemistry.

Speakers include Michael Graetzel from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland and John Warner, President & Chief Technology Officer, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, USA. With 180,000 citations and an h-index of 196, Professor Graetzel is one of the 3 most highly cited chemists in the world and he pioneered research in solar cells based on dye sensitized nanocrystalline oxide films. John Warner is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas

Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

A unique aspect of this conference is also the Elsevier Foundation Green and Sustainable Chemistry Challenge. For this challenge proposals will be invited related to green and sustainable chemistry that can be directly applied to the developing world. Submitted proposals can be in the area of waste reduction, use of safer chemicals, energy efficiency, use of renewable feedstocks, biocatalysis, education and any other subject related to green and sustainable chemistry.

Entrepreneur Workshop

For a selected audience of only fifteen participants, a free workshop and guidelines for young researchers interested in starting up their company will be given on Sunday 13 May 2018. See the links below for more information.