Catalysis has revolutionized modern synthetic methods by making them more versatile and efficient. These methods offer a wider range of substrates and better selectivity while providing a deeper understanding of the reaction mechanism and kinetics. However, these methods often lack sustainability due to the absence of green chemistry principles. In the last two decades, significant efforts have been made to integrate these principles into existing synthetic chemistry practices. To promote and advance green and sustainable chemistry, it is crucial to prioritize knowledge sharing, raise awareness, and create collaborative opportunities to train and prepare future generations. Academic- and industrial scientists often have different perspectives on sustainable synthetic methods than process chemists/engineers. Combining chemists/engineers from different backgrounds is imperative to exchange knowledge on sustainable organo- or organometallic catalysis.
The proposed symposium aims to achieve this by bringing together synthetic chemists and chemical engineers from academia and industry globally. We propose a dynamic and inclusive symposium. It will feature a wide range of early-career speakers who have made significant contributions within their first ten years of independent research. Our commitment to diversity is unwavering, as we aim to have 50% representation of females and chemists/engineers of color. Additionally, we intend to provide a global perspective by inviting speakers from diverse geographic locations spanning Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. By embracing this comprehensive approach, we strive to create a platform that celebrates excellence and inclusivity in the field of sustainable catalysis. The symposium will cover a wide range of topics including data-driven synthesis, newer sustainable reaction pathways, next-generation catalysts, future solvents, mechanochemistry, biocatalysis, electrocatalysis (in organic synthesis), and photocatalysis.
The symposium aims to address sustainability challenges in different fields by showcasing the ongoing research and contributions of the speakers. The audience will gain valuable knowledge from these presentations, which will play a crucial role in educating and inspiring the future workforce, including scientists, students, and postdocs, about the transformative power of various technologies in modern synthesis.
Dr. Matthew Joannou, Bristol Myers Squibb
Dr. Shubhangi Aggarwal, Bristol Myers Squibb
Dr. Tharique Nalakath, MilliporeSigma
Dr. Sachin Handa, University of Missouri
Sujana Shifon, Bristol Myers Squibb