A high profile white paper A Sustainable Global Society: How Can Materials Chemistry Help? was launched internationally on 27 March.
The output of the Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (CS3) 2010, which took place in London, September 2010, outlines five key areas in which materials chemists, through collaboration with other scientists, industry and policy makers, can seize exciting opportunities to address global challenges. This project was driven by the RSC and is a collaboration between the chemical societies of China, Germany, Japan, the US, the UK and national funding bodies. Around 30 leading materials chemists from the participating nations participated in CS3 2010 and the white paper is a reflection of the outcome of the summit, in particular their view of the future direction for materials chemistry.
View the official website of the white paper.
Read the 27 March press release.
Also of interest:
Chem Soc Rev themed issue on Hybrid Materials