We are pleased to announce that Green Chemistry’s Editorial Board Chairman, Prof. Walter Leitner of RWTH Aachen University, was awarded two distinguished lectureships in China for his contribution to green chemistry science and application.
On 5th March in Beijing, Prof. Leitner delivered the “Molecular Forum Lecture” awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Chemical Society during a visit at the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Science. In addition to this, on 6th March he received the Nankai Lectureship in Organic Chemistry, awarded by the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry at Nankai University in Tianjiin. His lectures focused on the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of biomass or carbon dioxide as renewable carbon sources. The presentations highlighted the importance of catalysis research at the interface of molecular and engineering sciences for green and sustainable chemistry.