Speaker
PLENARY SPEAKERS
Robert H. Grubbs
is currently the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1978. Before moving to Caltech, Prof. Grubbs was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan from 1969 to 1978, where he achieved the rank of Associate Professor. In 2005, Prof. Grubbs was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with R. R. Schrock and Y. Chauvin) for his contributions to the field of olefin metathesis
Prof. Susumu Kitagawa
Kyoto University, Japan
Chemistry and Application of Porous Coordination Polymer(PCP) / Metal-Organic Framework(MOF)
Prof. Buxing Han
is former Chairman of Subcommittee on Green Chemistry of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and former Titular Member of Division III of IUPAC. He is a Chief Scientist of China Innovation Think Tank; Vice president of Energy Technology Industry Association of China; Chairman of Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis Committee, Chinese Chemical Society. He is Associate Editors of Green Chem., and is serving more than 10 other peer-reviewed scientific journals.

His research interests include physicochemical properties of green solvent systems and application of green solvents in green chemistry, especially on transformation of CO2 and biomass into valuable chemicals and fuels.

 



 



KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
David Cepla
is senior director of Renewable Energy & Chemicals for Honeywell UOP. UOP received American Chemical Society (ACS) award on the development and commercialization of the process to manufacture renewable jet fuel. The process technology to make jet fuel from waste oils and fats rather than from petroleum that can be blended seamlessly with conventional jet fuel. The resulting fuel, known as Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™, produces 50 to 80 percent less greenhouse gas on a lifecycle basis and can be used with existing fueling infrastructure and aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and other aircraft components
Gert-Jan Gruter
is Chief Technology Officer of Avantium and Professor of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. Gruter has been leading the development of new processes for the conversion of plant-based sugars into chemical building blocks such as furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG). From these components, the new, superior polyester known as PEF has been developed. It has many of the same traits as conventional PET: it is robust, malleable and recyclable; yet it requires about 70% less energy to make. Plus it is made from plants, not petroleum. The Avantium team is currently scaling up it’s lignocellulosic glucose technology in a Pilot Plant and has stepped up the effort of electrochemical reduction of CO2 and onwards to  



 
INVITED SPEAKERS
B.M. Weckhuysen
Utrecht University The Netherlands
Development of new or improved catalysts for the conversion of fossil and sustainable raw materials into transportation fuels, chemicals, plastics and building blocks for medicines
Wolfgang Hoelderich
RWTH Aachen University Germany
Conversion of Dangerous Homogeneous Catalyst to Greener Heterogeneous Based Catalyst - Ammoxidation of allyl alcohol – a sustainable route to acrylonitrile
Dermot O’Hare
Oxford University UK
He was awarded the RSC Tilden for his creative work on the synthesis, reactivity and advanced characterisation of molecular inorganic compounds and materials spanning organometallic chemistry to framework and layered materials.
Edman Tsang
Oxford University UK
Heterogeneous Catalysis and Fine Chemical Production (Green Chemistry). Carbon dioxide activation, capture, storage and subsequent conversion into useful chemicals/materials (reduction in carbon loading in atmosphere) and the development of alternative renewable energy sources ( carbon neutral catalytic processes)
Dr. Mary Kirchoff
ACS Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society, USA
Prof. Dr. Elisa Souza Orth
Departmento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Catalysts to the rescue for destroying and monitoring pesticides: from waste to nanomaterials
Norner Company
Norway
New green polymer from CO2

 

                    

 

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