ACS Green Chemistry Institute

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The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to catalyze and enable the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise and across the Society.


Strategic Goals

Advance scientific research and innovation for sustainability

Advocate progress in education and communication of the principles of green chemistry and engineering

Accelerate the industrial adoption of green chemistry


Advisory Board

The ACS GCI Advisory Board is comprised of members from non profit organizations, industry and academia to reflect a broad set of environmental interests and capabilities. The board convenes biannually and assists the Institute in accomplishing its strategic goals.
Meet the ACS Green Chemistry Institute Advisory Board



After more than a year of planning by individuals from industry, government, and academia, the Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation devoted to promoting and advancing green chemistry. In January 2001, GCI joined the American Chemical Society (ACS) in an increased effort to address global issues at the intersection of chemistry and the environment.

From its earliest days, the Institute has sought to be the premier change agent that has the knowledge, expertise, and capabilities to catalyze the movement of the chemical enterprise toward sustainability through the application of green chemistry principles. To fulfill its mission, ACS GCI supports research, works to integrate green chemistry into all levels of chemical education, aides companies with industrial implementation, hosts conferences, and coordinates efforts with an international network of green chemistry advocates.



The members of ACS GCI staff come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. They share the conviction that green chemistry is a fundamental building block in the efforts to create a sustainable economy. We pursue ACS GCI’s mission in an entrepreneurial atmosphere in which individual creativity is supported and enhanced by a foundation of strong teamwork.

  • Mary Kirchhoff, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Scientific Advancement and Director of ACS GCI
  • David J. C. Constable, Ph.D., Science Director
  • Isamir Martinez, Ph.D., PMP, Manager of Scientific Alliances & Business Engagement
  • Jennifer MacKellar, Program Manager
  • Christiana Briddell, Communications & Outreach Manager


ACS GCI's Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and GC&E Advisory Committee are now accepting symposium proposals for the 26th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference to be held June 6-8, 2022 in Reston, Virginia.

The Call for Symposia is open until October 11, 2021.