This conference not only provides a forum for chemistry related topics such as synthesis and technical aspects of chemistry and its products, but the broader context that is necessary to enable long term viable and globally applicable contributions of chemistry to the SDGs.
The conference aims to provide a forum for participants from academia and industry, from authorities and other institutions to address these challenges in a broad unique manner the latest developments across the broad and diverse fields of Green and Sustainable Chemistry (for more details see home).
This conference is organised by Elsevier
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer
Leuphana University of Luneberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Klaus Kümmerer joined Leuphana University as Professor of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources in 2010. He studied Chemistry at the Universities of Würzburg and Tübingen, where he graduated in an environmental analytical theme.
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At the same time he completed further training at the German Institute for Distance Education in Ecology and its biological basics. After his thesis in environmental analytical chemistry he worked as coordinator in the chemical department of the Institute of Applied Ecology (Öko-Institut) at Freiburg and then moved on to the University of Freiburg. As Visiting Professor he was active among others at the Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH, USA). At the Department of Environmental Health Sciences of the University Medical Center Freiburg he led the section for applied environmental research as Professor for Environmental Hygiene and Environmental Chemistry.
His research is focused on Sustainable Chemistry, Material Resources and aquatic environmental chemistry. He maintains a worldwide network and is Editor (Chemosphere) and topical editor (e.g. Clean) and on the editorial board of several international scientific journals. Professor Kümmerer is a member of numerous national and international commissions and committees, e. g. the Commission for Water Research of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), as a representative of the German Chemical Society in the management board of the EU Technology platform SusChem Europe and on the Executive Board of the subdivision of Sustainable Chemistry of the German Chemical Society. He regularly acts as reviewer for national and international funding institutions. In 2009 Professor Kümmerer received the Recipharm International Environmental Award for his research on pharmaceuticals in the environment.
He has recently been awarded the received the prestigious Water Resources Management Prize of the Kurt-Rüdiger Bode Foundation within the German Association for the Promotion of Science and Humanities for the development of an outstanding strategy and concepts for sustainable management of global water resources.
Dr. Leigh Aldous, King’s College London, UK
Associate Professor Dr. Fabio Aricò, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Dr. Ricardo Barra, University of Concepcion, Chile
Associate Professor Dr. Vladimir Beskoski, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. James Clark, York University, UK
Associate Professor Dr. Ana Rita Cruz Duarte, New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Irene Erdelmeier, Innoverda, France
Associate Professor Dr. Peter Fantke, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Dr. Maximilian Hempel, German Federal Environmental Foundation, Germany
Prof. Dr. Henning Friege, N³ Thinking Ahead Dr. Friege & Partners, Germany
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Gathergood, Technical University of Tallinn, Estonia
Prof. Dr. Buxing Han, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Thomas Jakl, Head of Chemical Policy and Biocides Section, Federal Ministry of Austria Sustainability and Tourism, Austria
Prof. Dr. Alexei Lapkin, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Dr. Ekaterina Lokteva, Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD), IUPAC, Russia
Prof. Dr. Zhimin Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque, University of Cordoba, Spain
Prof. Dr. Daniel Pleissner, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
Dr. Soichiro Saita, Japan Association for Chemical Innovation, Japan
Dr. Kei Saito, Monash University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Janet L. Scott, University of Bath, UK
Dr. Tiina Sikanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Dr. Ir. Christian Stevens, University of Gent, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Pietro Tundo, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Dr. Rajender Varma, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Dr. John Warner, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, USA
Prof. Dr. Vania Zuin, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
Reasons to attend
Interact with high-level speakers: including government representatives and leading researchers from industry and academia.
Gain a global perspective: coverage includes experience from the developed world and insight from developing countries.
Understand industry viewpoints: experts and thought-leaders from top chemical companies and organisations explore how industry can better demonstrate the value of 'green' and 'sustainable' across its value chains and to end consumers.
Present your latest research: the programme includes more than 80 high-quality contributed oral presentations and a large poster session.
Grow your professional network: meet old colleagues and make new ones.
Find out about the most environmentally sustainable innovations: meet with the winners of the Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Challenge.
Spreading sustainable chemistry worldwide: Share your experiences in research, teaching and good practice.