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Green Chemistry (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Applications for a Sustainable Future


July 26-27, 2014


The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China


Magdalena B. Foreiter

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Green Chemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is on novel research in Green Chemistry, with an emphasis on industrial applications (but all interesting and innovative topics using a green chemical approach are welcome to be submitted). This second GRS on Green Chemistry is an excellent chance to build a collaborative network within the Green Chemistry community, working together towards a better, sustainable future.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Green Chemistry" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmIndustry Goes Green
Discussion Leader: Martin Atkins (Queen's University of Belfast, UK)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pmJi Qi (Merck, China)
"Singulair®: Development of an Innovative, Greener Manufacturing Process"
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCatalysis Can Be Green
Discussion Leaders: Alessandra Quadrelli (CPE Lyon, France) and Michael Hammer (University of Regensburg, Germany)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmÅsa Janfalk Carlsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
"Towards (Understanding of) Multi-Step Biocatalysis"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmHenning Kayser (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
"From Waste to Value: Chitosan as a Bio-Based Organocatalyst"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmZhaoyu (Flora) Fan (Solvay China Co., Ltd, China)
"Solvent Free Biomass Conversions Through Pickering Interfacial Catalysis (PIC)"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmThomas Ostapowicz (University of British Columbia, Canada)
"Carbon Dioxide as a Building Block for the Catalytic Hydrocarboxylation of Olefins"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amGreen Means Less Pollution
Discussion Leaders: Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park (Columbia University, US) and Emmalina Hollis (Econic Technologies, Ltd, UK)
9:00 am - 10:00 amA Career Strategy Panel: "On the Marriage Between Academia and Industry"
  • Ji Qi (Merck, China)
  • Martin Atkins (Queen's University of Belfast, UK)
  • Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park (Columbia University, US)
  • Alessandra Quadrelli (CPE Lyon, France)
  • Ning Yan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
10:00 am - 10:20 amAbdussalam Qaroush (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
"[n]-Oligoureas as Novel Green Solid Sorbents for the Capturing of CO2"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amFeng Tian (Harvard University, US)
"Encapsulation and Release of Actives in Fuel Environment"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session II
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:40 pmBiomass-Based Green Future
Discussion Leaders: Ning Yan (National University of Singapore, Singapore) and Agnieszka Brandt (Imperial College London, UK)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmAdam Marinović (Queen Mary, University of London, UK)
"Biomass-Derived Fluorescent Carbon Quantum Dots"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:25 pmXiao Zhang (Washington State University, US)
"Catalytic Oxidation of Biorefinery Lignin: A Perspective to Produce Green Chemicals and Support Sustainable Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass"
2:25 pm - 2:40 pmDiscussion
2:40 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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