Join us at 2018 GC&E in Portland, Oregon

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Heading to 2018 GC&E? Make sure to say hello to our Center Team, who will be also there.

We will host 2 fantastic sessions on Monday, June 18 and below you will find their descriptions.

See you in Portland!

Providing guidance and direction for a wide distribution and implementation of Green Chemistry to developing countries and economies in transition.

Organizers: Karolina Mellor, Philip Coish, Paul Anastas

Monday, June 18, Morning session

Sustainable design has touched virtually all sectors of society and industry ranging from agriculture to energy to building materials to pharmaceuticals and personal care products and cleaners. Unfortunately, these accomplishments have taken place largely in the industrialized nations of the world. There are only nascent efforts to advance Green Chemistry in a small number of developing and transitioning countries and the lack of awareness of the mechanisms to ensure a broad-based adoption of Green Chemistry is evident. The Center for Green Chemistry & Engineering at Yale has entered into a 3-year collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization [UNIDO] to raise awareness on Green Chemistry and build capacity on approaches to reduce the generation and use of hazardous chemicals throughout the industrial life cycle in developing countries. This session will allow workshop participants to learn about the Yale-UNIDO initiative, and critically, engage in a discussion of the approaches and strategies of the Yale-UNIDO initiative for the dissemination of the Principles of Green Chemistry to a wide range of stakeholders who wish to pursue sustainable development within their countries. In addition, the workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas on how to implement green chemistry in developing and transitioning countries, and will hopefully inspire participants to engage in the global dissemination of green chemistry principles in an effort to create economic, environmental, and societal benefits. Finally, the session will also engage students by presenting an award for the best video which will be used for green chemistry dissemination purposes.

 

Achieving sustainable products through molecular design with reduced toxicity.

Organizers: Karolina Mellor, Philip Coish, Paul Anastas

Monday, June 18, Afternoon session

In the recent years, chemical safety related to chemical products has become a topic of concern for scientists, business leaders and public sphere. In response, there has been a significant effort to identify biological mechanisms that can lead to adverse outcomes to human and environmental health and to develop guidelines and models for chemical designers to allow them to develop products which are functional but do not pose a threat to human and environment.

Advancements in the design and development of safer chemicals and products can only come through interdisciplinary effort by chemists, engineers and toxicologists. Despite ongoing efforts to cross-pollinate these fields, significant further progress is necessary. This session aims to facilitate cross-pollination by engaging leading experts from industry, academia and government in mechanistic and predictive toxicology, as well as molecular design for safety. The experts will engage chemists and engineers at the conference by translating their contributions into tangible and practical knowledge that can be applied to designing new products and evaluating existing ones.  The session will facilitate interaction through a panel discussion, short presentations and interactive discussions of best practices in research and industry.