27th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference

Sustainable Catalysis by Early-Career Chemists and Chemical Engineers

Advancements in catalysis over the last few decades have provided chemists and chemical engineers with a wide range of synthetic tools to build and embellish small organic molecules. The development and study of catalytic chemical transformations have both broadened the substrate scope for known transformations and expanded the toolkit of new possible reactions.

Sustainable development is a strong driver in the design of new processes and synthetic methodologies. This symposium aims to bring early-career (i.e., up to 10 years post terminal degree) chemists and chemical engineers from various academic and industrial backgrounds to showcase and learn from their contributions to sustainable catalysis.

The symposium is open to a wide variety of topics, and we look forward to the abstract submissions. Potential abstract topics (not limited to) are new sustainable catalytic reactions, future green solvents, mechanochemistry, biocatalysis, electrocatalysis, and photocatalysis in organic synthesis among others. We aim to focus the discussion on how the different methods presented address sustainability as well as the fundamental limitations in the field. We hope that the knowledge gained by the audience from the presentations will help educate current and future scientists to understand the power of various technologies in modern synthesis in the context of sustainability.


Sujana Shifon, Bristol Myers Squibb
Dr. Jeishla Melendez Matos, Bristol Myers Squibb
Sudripet Sharma, University of Louisville
Prof. Sachin Handa, University of Louisville

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