Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 29, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
The Green Chemistry Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Green Chemistry Gordon Research Seminar
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Green Chemistry GRS web page for more information.
The Chairs of this meeting believe that Green Chemistry is not truly green unless it is applied on an industrial scale - a scale which is capable of significantly influencing the global environment. The feature that distinguishes this GRC from its predecessors is the featuring of recent green processes implemented on an industrial scale, the emphasis on academic-industrial collaboration, and the discussion of the green chemical challenges for the future. The sessions are chaired and selected by recognized global leaders in the oil and gas industry, biomass processing, the polymer industry, comestibles, the pharmaceutical industry, green energy, and education and communication. The opening keynotes will discuss the greening of organic synthesis and the consumer industry, and the final session will focus on Global Green Challenges for the future. This will be the first GRC on Green Chemistry to be held outside of the USA and Europe, and the global nature of the field will be emphasized. We would particularly encourage students and early-stage researchers (both in industry and academia) to attend. Academic-Industrial dialogue is central to solving the challenges ahead, so we look forward to a healthy mix of attendees.
A list of preliminary session topics and speakers is displayed below (discussion leaders, where known, are noted in italics). The detailed program is currently being developed by the Conference Chair and will be available by March 27, 2014. Please check back for updates.
- Keynote Session: Green Chemistry - Setting the Scene
(Roger Sheldon / Steve Ley: "On Being Green - Can Flow Chemistry Help?" / István Horváth: "Green or Sustainable or Both")
- Oil and Gas Industry
(Martin Atkins / Mike Jones / Xinhe Bao / Zhang Tao / Ross Gilmore)
- Biomass Processing
(Peter C. Pawlicki / Roger Sheldon / Mark Davis / Tom Foust)
- Polymer Industry
(Qun Sun / Carlos Afonso / Akira Isogai / Amar Mohanty / Amy Landis)
(Jennifer Holgren / Dunming Zhu / Lars Nielson)
(David Constable / Janet Scott / Chao-Jun Li / Nicholas Turner)
- Education and Communication
(Mary Kirchhoff / Alan Alda / Reinhilde Veugelers)
- Green Energy
(Peter Wasserscheid / Andreas Jess / Suojiang Zhang / Oliver Kappe)
- Global Green Challenges
(Suojiang Zhang / Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park / Guohua Chen / Haoran Li / Wei Liu)