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New Green Chemistry Editorial Board Member: Keiichi Tomishige

We are delighted to welcome Keiichi Tomishige as our newest Editorial Board member.

Keiichi Tomishige, Tohoku University, Japan

ORCiD orcid.org/0000-0003-1264-8560

Keiichi Tomishige received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Graduate School of Science, Department of Chemistry, The University of Tokyo. Following his Ph.D. course in 1994, he moved to the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo as a Research Associate. In 1998, he became a Lecturer, and moved to the Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba in 2001. In 2004 he became an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba. Since 2010, he has been a Professor at the School of Engineering, Tohoku University.

His research interests are the development of heterogeneous catalysts for:

1) the production of biomass-derived chemicals,
2) direct synthesis of organic carbonates from CO2 and alcohols,
3) steam reforming of biomass tar.

 

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Poster Prize Winners at EuGSC 2017!

The University of York, UK, hosted the 3rd biannual EuCheMS Congress on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (EuGSC) between the 3-6 September 2017. The Royal Society of Chemistry were delighted to support the event and offered poster prizes, sponsored by Green Chemistry, for the best poster submissions. The winners of the these prizes were:

Myriam Y. Souleymanou: “Enabling CO2 re-use for the production of organic cyclic carbonates”

Astrid E. Delorme: “Sustainable systems for alcohol oxidation: tuning the reactivity of TEMPO”

Eduardo Morais: “Heterogeneous catalysts for sustainable production of fuels from CO2

Eduardo Morais (centre) and Astrid E. Delorme (second-right), with Professors Ben Feringa (far-left), Michael North (second-left) and Paul Anastas (far-right)

Our congratulations to each of the winners!

 

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8th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis

The 8th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis will be held in Krakow, Poland from the 3rd – 8th September 2017. WCOC 2017 follows the series of meetings devoted to oxidation catalysis, which are organized every four years and have became the forum for researchers in the field of selective oxidation and oxide catalysts to gather and discuss new challenges and advances in these fields, as well as to generate new contacts and collaborations.

Catalysis Science & Technology, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP), Green Chemistry and Reaction Chemistry & Engineering are delighted to be supporting the event.

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5th Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW-2017) International Convention & Ecosystem

5th Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW-2017) Convention & Ecosystem is taking place in Mumbai, India between 5-6 October 2017. IGCW-2017 will bring together key stakeholders of Indian Chemical Industry including senior Govt. officials and encourage collaborative initiatives by offering industrial networking platform to Researchers, Scientists and Technocrats.

Green Chemistry Associate Editor, Professor Chao-Jun Li, is going to be at the conference as an invited speaker. Also present as a speaker will be Green Chemistry Advisory Board member Professor C. Oliver Kappe.

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Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017

Green Chemistry New Zealand 2017 will take place in Auckland, New Zealand between 8 – 9 December 2017. The event will feature contributions covering different aspects of green and sustainable chemical science and technology.

Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy & Fuels will be contributing prizes for the winning poster presentation abstracts. Green Chemistry Chair Philip Jessop will also be attending the event as a keynote speaker.

Early registration for the event closes on 1 August 2017. Full registration closes on 1 November 2017.

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Poster Prizes at the 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Ionic Liquids (IMIL 2017)

The 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Ionic Liquids took place on 5th-7th April at the Mendes Plaza Hotel in Santos, SP, Brazil. The event was sponsored by Green Chemistry and two poster prizes were awarded by a committee coordinated by the Green Chemistry Advisory Board Member Dr Robin D. Rogers of McGill University, Canada.
The first prize was awarded to Rafał Kukawka of the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland for his poster ‘New Approach to Hydrosilylation Reaction in Ionic Liquids as Solvent in Microreactor System’.


Dr Robin Rogers with Rafał Kukawka (left)

The second prize was awarded to Guilherme J. Maximo of the University of Campinas, Brazil, for his poster ‘Biobased Ionic Liquid Crystal Mixtures: Tuning Physical Properties’.


Dr Robin Rogers with Guilherme Maximo (centre) and Ariel Hijo (left)

Congratulations to both winners!

For more information about IMIL 2017, please visit: fcfar.unesp.br/eventos/imil2017

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