Organizing Committee

“We invite you to join us in a transformative discussion about reimagining chemistry and building the foundation for our future!”

—Tina Bahadori, 2014 GC&E co-chair.

“This year we are planning multi-session tracks or themes that tackle the tough issues in green chemistry and engineering. These tracks will span the range from the big picture challenges and opportunities to detailed technical presentations. Each track is being carefully crafted to address major societal and industrial opportunities and challenges, including critical materials, alternative feedstocks and sustainable molecular-level design. In addition to high-quality technical content, panels and events are being planned to ensure that the conference is highly interactive.” —Jim Hutchison, 2014 GC&E co-chair

Conference Organizing Chairs

  • Jim Hutchison, Professor, Organic, Organometallic & Materials Chemistry; Founding Director, ONAMI Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative ( GC&E Co-Chair)
  • John Frazier, Sr. Director of Chemical Innovation, Nike, Inc. (GC&E Co-Chair)
  • Tina Bahadori, National Program Director, Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program, U.S. EPA (GC&E Co-Chair)

Conference Organizing Committee

  • David Allen, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Eric Beckman, George M. Bevier Professor of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh; Co-Director, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
  • James Clark, Professor of Chemistry, The University of York
  • Kenneth Clansky, CEO, Chemical Watch
  • David Constable, Director, ACS Green Chemistry Institute®
  • Julie Haack, Assistant Department Head, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oregon
  • Elaine Cohen Hubal, Deputy National Program Director, Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research, U.S. EPA
  • Mary Kirchhoff, Director, Education Division, American Chemical Society
  • Julie Manley, Founder, GuidingGreen, LLC
  • Libby Sommer, Conflict Minerals and Chemistry Manager, Nike
  • Marty Spitzer, Director, US Climate Policy, World Wildlife Fund
  • Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, George Washington University
  • Kate Weber, American Chemical Society
  • Julie Zimmerman, Associate Professor of Green Engineering; Assistant Director for Research at Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, Yale University

Workshops, Events, and Special Sessions

GC&E Business Plan Competition: We will be holding a business plan competition for green chemistry/engineering entrepreneurs, with finalists presenting their business plans at the conference.  Find out more and apply.
GC&E Student Workshop: Not to be missed by any student attending the conference, this full-day free workshop will be held June 16, 2014 at the ACS headquarters in Washington, DC. Find out more.
LAUNCH Workshop: A partnership between NASA, Nike, the U.S. Department of State, and USAID, brings us the LAUNCH System Challenge which will focus on green chemistry in 2014. Explore why a systems innovation approach is key to accelerating funding for and adoption of green chemistry and why green chemistry is critical to innovating the systems of materials and manufacturing that we rely on.
ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy: A special track will showcase the research and education innovations of 10 years of graduates of the Summer School from all over North and South America.
Monday Night Special Event on Critical Elements: All conference attendees are invited to join us on Monday night, June 16, 2014 for a look into the life cycle of critical elements mixing science, art, and society. Stay tuned for more details.
ACS Careers Workshop: A special four-hour workshop presented by the ACS Careers team will explore career pathways and job trends, and practical information to propel one’s job search. Find out more.


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