Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference Press Events; June 18-20, Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012— The American Chemical Society's (ACS’) 16th annual Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference takes place June 18-20 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability — The Role of Green Chemistry.

Media registration for the GC&E Conference is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. Media registrants have access to the breakfasts, education sessions, keynote speakers, sponsors’ luncheon, exhibition, press room and opening-night reception. For complete media registration guidelines, please contact ACS GCI at 202-872-6022 or Shefali Algoo at

On-site registration: Media wishing to register on-site must present valid, current media credentials (e.g., official picture identification from the employing news organization, signed letter from assignment editor on company letterhead or a bylined article from the publication). Without proper, approved credentials, on-site media registration will be denied. Marketing and public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors and researchers may not register as media.

Press briefings will be held in the Marriott’s Jefferson Room. Media can also participate via live webcast, or they can view the archive later at the same site.

Tuesday, June 19, Morning Press Briefings: Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability — The Role of Green Chemistry

  • Adam Malofsky, Ph.D., President & CEO, Bioformix, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
    9:30-9:45 a.m.
  • Dawn Shiang, Ph.D., Associate Director of Sustainable Technology for The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Mich.
    10:00-10:15 a.m.
  • Jon Bang, North American Business Manager, Wercs, Latham, NY
    10:25-10:35 a.m.
  • Stephen Van Dien, Ph.D., Director, Technology Development, Genomatica, San Diego, Calif.
    10:40-10:55 a.m.
  • Martin J. Mulvihill, Ph.D., Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry, Berkeley, Calif.
    11:00-11:15 a.m.
  • Gene Tang, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Development, Yuen Foong Yu Paper Manufacturing Company, Taipei, Taiwan (Province of China), and Ron Allen, President, Mobius105, Kansas City, Mo.
    11:20-11:35 a.m.
  • Jeff Standish, Ph.D., Senior Curriculum Specialist, and Stephanie W. Rizk, Project Lead, American Chemical Society, Department of Professional Education
    11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • John MacKay, Ph.D., Senior Director, Americas Marketing, Waters Corporation, Milford, Mass.
    12:50-1:05 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19, Afternoon Press Briefings: Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability — The Role of Green Chemistry

  • Panel Discussion with winners of the Presidential Green Chemistry Awards
    1:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Mary Kate Davies, Research Scientist, Green Chemistry at Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, Penn.
    2:05-2:20 p.m.
  • Panel Discussion with finalists from the GCI Business Plan Competition
    2:25-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 20, Afternoon Press Briefings: Innovation, Jobs, Sustainability — The Role of Green Chemistry

  • Question and Answer Session — with panelists from the morning panel discussion: Advancing Global Green Chemistry — The Role of Government, Business and Academia
  • Cheryl Martin, Ph.D., Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy, Deputy Director for Commercialization
  • Matthew Platz, Ph.D., National Science Foundation, Director for Division of Chemistry
  • Adam Monroe, Novozymes, North American President
    12:00-12:30 p.m.

The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 164,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. 

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is an organization focused on catalyzing and enabling the implementation of green chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemical enterprise. ACS GCI operates industrial roundtables; conducts conferences, seminars and training; maintains an international network of 26 green chemistry chapters; and with its partner NSF International, led the effort to establish the first consensus standard for greener chemical products and process information in the United States.

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