About the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®

Green Chemistry & Engineering: About ACS GCI


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

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  • Email:gci@acs.org
  • Phone: +1 202-872-6102 or 1-800-227-5558, ext. 6102



Advance scientific research and innovation for sustainability



Advocate progress in education & communi-
cation of the principles of green chemistry.


Accelerate the industrial adoption of green chemistry.


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.

ACS Green Chemistry Institute Advisory Board


After more than a year of planning by individuals from industry, government, and academia, the Green Chemistry Institute was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation devoted to promoting and advancing green chemistry. On January 1, 2001, the Institute became part of the American Chemical Society. The two organizations joined to pursue their joint interests in the discovery and design of chemical products and processes that eliminate generation and use of hazardous substances.

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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