Archive for the ‘Poster Prize’ Category

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at NSC2014

Congratulations to the poster prize winners at NSC2014 (16th Nordic Symposium on Catalysis). Green Chemistry and Catalysis Science & Technology were pleased to sponsor a poster prize each at the symposium, which were awarded as follows:

Green Chemistry poster prize
awarded to Aron Dombovari, University of Oulu
for “Photocatalytic processing of algae

Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize
awarded to Jacob O. Abildstrøm, Technical University of Denmark
for “Investigation of Mesoporous TS-1 for the Catalytic Formation of N-oxides

The prize winners received a certificate and a book from Royal Society of Chemistry Books.

You can read more about the Poster Award and find out about the Nordic Symposium on the UiO website.

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2nd International Green Catalysis Symposium

Congratulations to Enguerrand Blondiaux and Thomas Dombray, who were awarded Royal Society of Chemistry poster prizes at the 2nd International Green Catalysis Symposium.

Green Chemistry and Catalysis Science and Technology were pleased to sponsor the Symposium, which took place on April 2-4th 2014 in Rennes, France with the aim of presenting to academic and industry researchers the recent developments in the fast growing field of green catalysis.
The Symposium was attended by Green Chemistry Editorial Board member Professor Shu Kobayashi, who presented the Green Chemistry poster prize to Enguerrand Blondiaux (CEA/IRAMIS/SIS2M/CNRS) for his poster entitled ‘Metal-free reduction of carbon dioxide using hydroboranes’.
Prof Shu Kobayashi presents the Green Chemistry poster prize to Enguerrand Blondiaux

Thomas Dombray (University of Rennes) was awarded a Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize for his poster ‘Cobalt carbonyl catalyzed hydrosilylation of amides’. His prize was presented by Catalysis Science & Technology Editorial Board member Dr Christian Bruneau.

Thomas Dombray receives a Catalysis Science & Technology poster prize from Dr Christian Bruneau
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European Sustainable Chemistry Award (ESCA) – Deadline for nominations 1st March 2014

The European Sustainable Chemistry Award (ESCA), launched by The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) in 2010, is open for nomintions. The award, a prize of €10,000, will be presented during the 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, 31 August – 4 September 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. Green Chemistry is very pleased to be sponsoring this award.

The award is designed to:

– Recognise individuals or small research groups which make an outstanding contribution to sustainable development by applying green and sustainable chemistry.

– Promote innovation in chemistry and chemicals that will deliver clear improvements in the sustainable production and use of chemicals and chemical products.

– Demonstrate that chemistry and chemicals can play a central role in delivering society’s needs, while minimizing and solving environmental problems.

The Award is open to individuals or teams of up to three persons. The deadline for nominations is 1st March 2014! To find out more, or to nominate a colleague or team, please visit the website.

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The 2nd International Symposium on Green Chemistry Renewable Carbon and Eco-Efficient Processes (ISGC2)

From left to right: Sarah Ruthven, Professor Tao Zhang, Cinthia Mena Duran and Professor Walter Leitner

The 2nd International Symposium on Green Chemistry Renewable Carbon and Eco-Efficient Processes (ISGC2) was held from May 21–24th in La Rochelle, France. The conference aimed to cover the crucial problems arising from the conversion of renewable carbon and also the recent advances in the search of innovative processes for the conversion of biomass and wastes with high eco-efficiency.

The speakers included Green Chemistry Editorial Board members Professors Walter Leitner, Chao-Jun Li, Paul Anastas and Shu Kobayashi, and Advisory Board members Professors James Clark, Avelino Corma and Philip Jessop.

Professor Walter Leitner, Chair of the Green Chemistry Editorial Board, and Sarah Ruthven, Editor of Green Chemistry, presented the Green Chemistry sponsored poster prizes. The winners were Cinthia Mena Duran for her poster ‘Applications of Starbons’ and Guangyi Li for the poster ‘Synthesis of renewable diesel with 2-methylfuran and hydroxyacetone’. Congratulations to Cinthia and Guangyi on receiving these prizes.

Green Chemistry is pleased to be publishing a themed issue containing selected papers from the ISGC2 conference, which will be appearing later this year.

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Green Solvents for Synthesis 2012

Sarah Ruthven, Editor of Green Chemistry, attended the 2012 Green Solvents for Synthesis Conference, held from the 8th-10th October 2012 in Boppard, Germany.  The theme of this year’s installment of the biennial conference series was Advanced Concepts for Solution Phase Chemistry and Processes.

Professor Walter Leitner, Chair of the Green Chemistry Editorial Board, was Chairman of the organising committee, which also included Advisory Board members Professor Kenneth Seddon and Professor Peter Wasserscheid

Poster prize winners from the 'Green Solvents for Synthesis' conference receiving their prizes from the organising committeeThe focus of the conference was centre around energy-efficient processes, selectivity control for waste prevention, alternative and efficient use of raw materials, activation and capture of CO2and integrated reaction and separation processes.  The  3-day programme included 12 Keynote lectures delivered by internationally renowned experts and a poster session, where three of the top posters were awarded with prizes by the organising committee.  One of these prizes was sponsored by Green Chemistry, and the recipient of was Mr Victor López-López for his poster on “Energy-efficient CO2-capture with solutions based on ionic liquids” (pictured second from the left).  He was awarded with a certificate and a copy of Sustainable Solutions for Modern Economies

Many congratulations to Victor on receiving this prize.

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Sustainability in Chemical Synthesis Conference

Anna Simpson, Deputy Editor of Green Chemistry (pictured below, centre) attended the Sustainability in Chemical Synthesis Conference, held at the Chemistry Department of TU Kaiserslautern from the 16th -18th September. 

Kaiserslautern

From left to right: Lukas Gooßen, Anna Simpson and Oliver Kreye

This meeting was organised by the Sustainable Chemistry Section of the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (German Chemical Society, GDCh).  The series was started in 2007 to bring scientists from the community of sustainable chemistry together for exchanging ideas and new scientific insights. 

The 2012 scientific programme put an emphasis on state-of-the-art organic synthesis by covering, in particular, methods of carbon-carbon, carbon-hetroatom, and carbon-hydrogen bond formation.  Topics on chemicals from biomass were similarly covered as was the invention of new catalytic processes for achieving valuable new chemical transformations.

The Green Chemistry poster prize was won by Oliver Kreye from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (far right in picture above) and it was presented by Professor Lukas Gooßen, co-organiser of the conference (far left in picture above).

The full title of the winning poster was The first catalytic Lossen rearrangement: Sustainable access to Carbamates and Amines, authored by: Oliver Kreye, Sarah Wald and Michael Meier.  You may be interested in ‘meeting our author’ Michael Meier, click here.

Congratulations to Oliver on winning this prize.

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4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry

The  4th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry (4th ICGC) was held in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil between the 25-29th August 2012.  The conference focused on broad topics including benign synthesis/processes, green chemistry for energy production, chemicals from renewable resources, green engineering, education in green chemistry and engineering and policy. 

The conference was attended by the Editor, Sarah Ruthven and several members of the Journal’s Editorial and Advisory Boards spoke at the event, including Professor Buxing Han, Professor Paul Anastas, Professor James ClarkProfessor Philip Jessop, Professor Robin Rogers and Professor Roger Sheldon

The Green Chemistry poster prize which was presented by Professor Buxing Han was awarded to Tiago Artur da Silva from the University of Sao Paulo (pictured right). 

The full title of the poster was: AuPd nanoparticles: reusable magnetic responsive catalyst for green oxidation of alcohols; by Tiago Artur da Silva, Érico Teixeira-Neto, Liane Marcia Rossi.

Congratulations to Tiago on winning this prize.

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Ghent Bio-Economy Summer School – 7th-10th August 2012

The Ghent Bio-Economy Summer School 2012 was held at Ghent University, Belgium, between the 7th-10th August 2012.  The event presented a comprehensive and integrated overview of the bio-based economy by world-leading experts, covering the complete process of biomass to bioproduct. 

Green Chemistrysponsored a poster prize at the event which was awarded to Julien Cousin Saint Remi, a PhD student at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) in Belgium, where he is developing new and innovative techniques for the downstream processing of biobased products.  He was awarded the prize for his poster ‘Recovery of biobutanol from ABE-fermentations with zeolites’ and received a copy of the book ‘Thermochemical conversion of biomass to liquid fuels and chemicals’ (pictured right receiving his prize from Professor Tom Desmet, chair of the organising committee).  Many congratulations to Julien on receiving this prize.

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