2017 Conference Speakers

Welcome address and opening session

Jochen Flasbarth, Dr., State Secretary, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Photo credit: © BReg/Sandra Steins

Thisbe Lindhorst, Prof. Dr. President  of the GDCh (German Chemical Society), Chair of Organic and Biological  Chemistry, Institute   of Organic Chemistry, University of Kiel, Germany

Dorota Jarosinska, Dr.  Programme Manager: Environmental Exposures and   Risks, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, Germany

Martin Kayser, Dr. , Senior Vice President of Product Safety BASF, Co-Chair of the ICCA Chemical Policy & Health Leadership Group, Germany
The Role of Industry in Achieving Sustainable Development

James Clark, Prof. Dr. , Green Chemistry  Center of Excellence, University of York, UK
The Promises of Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Keynote and invited speakers

Sam Adu-Kumi, Dr., Environment Protection Agency, Ghana
The Expectations to Sustainable Chemistry from a Developing Country's View

Ricardo Barra, Prof.,  Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Concepcion, Chile
Sustainable Chemistry Challenges from a Developing Country's View: Education, Plastic Pollution and Beyond

Eric Bischof, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Covestro AG
Participant: Industry Roundtable

Kate Geraghty, Global Sustainability Manager, Dow Chemical
Participant: Industry Roundtable

Achim Halpaap, Dr., Head, Chemicals and Waste Branch, UN  Environment Programme, Switzerland
The UN Global Chemical Outlook II

Björn Hansen, Dr., Head of Unit for Chemicals, Biocides &  Nanomaterials, DG Environment, European Commission
A Non-toxic Environment?

Maximilian Hempel, Dr., Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, Germany
Sustainable Pharmacy-the Twin of Sustainable Chemistry

Martin Kayser, Dr.,  Senior Vice President of Product Safety BASF, Co-Chair of the ICCA Chemical Policy & Health Leadership Group, Germany

Darren Lee, University of Nottingham, UK  
Towards Greener Photochemistry

Carol S.K. Lin, Prof.,  Assistant Professor, School of Energy  and Environment, City   University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Transforming food and beverage wastes to high value-added products

Marco Mensink, Director General, European Chemical Industry (CEFIC)
Participant: Industry Roundtable

Ullhas Nimkar, Chairman and Managing Director, NimkarTek Technical Services, India
Sustainable chemistry - A solution to the textile industry in the developing world

Ettigounder (Samy) Ponnusamy, Fellow Green Chemistry, Merck KGaA
Participant: Industry Roundtable

Giuseppe Resnati, Prof., University of Milan, Italy
The GREENOMics Network

Ferdi Schüth, Prof. Dr. , Director,  Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Transforming our Energy Systems – A Challenge for Chemists and Engineers

Tiina Sikanen, Dr., Group leader, Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Sustainable Pharmacy and Pharmacy Curriculum

Christian Stenzel, Dr., Airbus DS GmbH, Germany
Sustainability Challenges on the Moon

Magda Titirici Prof., Professor  of Sustainable Materials Chemistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK 
Sustainable carbon materials for renewable energy

Rajender S. Varma, Dr., Sustainable Technology Division, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA
Greener Trends in Synthesis of Organics: Sustainable Applications of Magnetic Nanocatalysts and Modified Graphitic Carbon Nitrides

Susanne Veith, Sustainability Consultant/ Government Affairs Manager, DuPont
Participant: Industry Roundtable

Hannfried von Hindenburg, Senior Vice President Global Communications, Elsevier, The Netherlands

Patrick Wäger, Dr. , Head of Technology & Society Laboratory, EMPA , Switzerland
Recycling of Electronic Waste

Vania Zuin, Prof,  Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Plants as a resource for organic molecules: facing the green and sustainable future today