Confirmed invited speakers include:

Svenja Schulze

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Opening Address

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Matthias Urmann

President of German Chemical Society, Germany

Opening address

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Johan Rockström

designated Science Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany

Opening lecture

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Prof. Dr. Fabio Aricò

Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Presentation Topic: Recent developments in green synthesis

Dr Fabio Aricò obtained his master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Messina in 1999.

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Prof. Dr. Annemie Bogaerts

University of Antwerp, Belgium

Presentation Topic: Plasma technology: a novel solution for CO2 conversion?

Annemie Bogaerts obtained her PhD in 1996.

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Dr. Glenn Hurst

Department of Chemistry, University of York, UK

Presentation Topic: Green and sustainable chemistry education

Dr Glenn Hurst is an Assistant Professor at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, UK.

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Prof. Dr. Christian Oliver Kappe

University of Graz, Austria

Presentation Topic: Making pharmaceuticals in flow

Christian Oliver Kappe is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Graz (Austria) and Scientific Director of the Center of Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processsing (CC FLOW).

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Prof. Jan Kratzer

TU Berlin, Germany

Presentation topic: Start-ups and Sustainable chemistry

Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer is Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and Managing Director of Center for Entrepreneurship at Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany. In addition, he is at the editorial board of Creativity and Innovation Management (CIM) and Journal of Product Management (JPIM).

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Dr. Bradley P. Ladewig

Imperial College London, UK and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Presentation Topic: Metal organic frameworks for clean energy applications

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Prof. Dr. Janet L. Scott

Professor of Sustainable Chemistry, University of Bath, UK

Presentation Topic: Sustainable chemistry in environmental science

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Prof. Dr. Naomi Shibasaki-Kitakawa

Tohoku University, Japan

Presentation Topic: Energy conversion and storage
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Nicholas Turner

University of Manchester, UK

Presentation topic: Bioresources

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Prof. Dr. Karen Wilson

RMIT University, Australia

Presentation Topic: Photochemistry and photocatalysis
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Prof. Dr. Ning Yan

Head of Green Catalysis Lab, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Presentation Topic: Chemical production of chemicals and nutrients from renewable resources

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The following finalists of the 2019 Elsevier Foundation Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge will give a short presentation to the judges at the conference where the winning project will be announced.

New green technique to remove toxic metal from wastewater

Ramia Albakain, The University of Jordan, Jordan

Cross-cultural analysis of sustainable waste management

Norris Erhabor. University of Benin, Nigeria

Butterfly attractant for pollination and ecosystem health

Ankur Patwardhan, Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, India

Photoxidative degradation of estrogen in water

Julio Pinzon, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Highly sustainable PV windows employing natural dyes

Varun Vohra, University of Electro-Communications, Japan