Washington-area green and sustainable chemistry conference, June 6-8

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2022 — The American Chemical Society (ACS) would like to announce the upcoming Green Chemistry & Engineering (GC&E) Conference with the theme of “Thinking in Systems: Designing for Sustainable Use.” Hosted by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute (GCI), it will take place on June 6 to 8, 2022. The conference will feature the ceremony and reception for the recipients of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Chemistry Challenge Award.

GC&E will be a hybrid event this year. The in-person event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Virginia. All in-person attendees, staff and exhibitors are required to be fully vaccinated at the time of the event. Virtual presenters and attendees can participate via a virtual platform during the conference dates.

On the Friday prior to the live event, June 3, the conference will kick off with a virtual keynote session at 9 a.m. ET. Three ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship winners will speak, and all attendees are invited to tune in. During the conference, a different keynote speaker will give an address each day at 8:30 a.m. ET.

ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship winners:

  • Tim Noël, Ph.D.
    Professor of chemistry, University of Amsterdam
  • Shu-Yuan Pan, Ph.D.
    Assistant professor of bioenvironmental systems engineering, National Taiwan University
  • Corinne Scown, Ph.D.
    Staff scientist and deputy division director, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, University of California

Keynote speakers:  

  • Philip Jessop, Ph.D.
    Professor and Canada research chair of green chemistry, Queen’s University, Canada; executive research director, Forward Water Technologies Inc.
  • Erika Milczek, Ph.D.
    Founder and chief executive officer, Curie Co.
  • John C. Warner, Ph.D.
    Senior vice president of chemistry and distinguished research fellow, Zymergen

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The Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference, hosted annually by the ACS Green Chemistry Institute®, has been a meeting ground for advancing sustainable science and solutions since 1997. The International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry is hosted around the world biannually to bring the global green chemistry community together to share research and education initiatives.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® is an institute of the American Chemical Society dedicated to catalyzing the implementation of green and sustainable chemistry and engineering throughout the global chemistry enterprise and the Society. ACS GCI convenes industrial roundtables, holds an annual Green Chemistry & Engineering conference (, and offers educational resources including grants, awards, webinars and workshops — encouraging scientific innovations to solve environmental and human health issues facing our world today.

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