It is with a great pleasure that I welcome you in Venice for the IUPAC Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry which for the first time is carried out under the IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development umbrella.
It is a great achievement that about half of the postgraduate students attending the School (about 80 in total) come from developing countries and have been awarded with a scholarship of €500 each.
So many grants were possible thanks, in addition to IUPAC Divisions I, II, III, IV, V, VI and the Committee on Chemistry Education, to the generous participations of the sponsors: Eni, L’Oréal, PhosAgro and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
I would like to thank here IUPAC President Prof. Qi-Feng Zhou, and Vice-President Prof. Christopher Brett who will be with us during the Summer School.
I would like to thank also my colleagues of the IUPAC Italian National Committee for their support.
Also according to the students' abstracts received, the Summer School main topics are:
The Summer School has obtained the endorsement inter alia of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and the choice of Venice as Host city for the Summer School has offered the opportunity to highlight the emerging connection of Green Chemistry with Cultural Heritage.
Students will have the opportunity to expose their research and work at the Summer School Poster Session and the best posters will be rewarded by the Sponsors at the awarding ceremony at Palazzo Ducale on Friday 13th July.
The most outstanding and original contributions of both teachers and students will have the opportunity to be published on ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering as a Special Issue, after the usual peer-review process.
I wish all of you Postgraduate students to be in the future key persons in your respective countries, thus contributing to the pacific development of chemistry and its results all over the world.
The Summer School will be the occasion for you to exchange ideas and make friendship with colleagues at an international level, and we will do our utmost to ensure that these links and connections are permanent also in the future!
I invite all participants to actively participate with their suggestions and ideas during the Summer School with hope that closer connections are established also for the future.
Chairman, Organizing committee
As the president of IUPAC, I feel honored to present at the first IUPAC Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry.
IUPAC experts has been working on Green Chemistry mainly through a Subcommittee for many years. During Prof. Natalia Tarasova's Presidency, with the efforts of Prof. Pietro Tundo and many others, the previous Subcommittee grew into a new Interdivisional Committee of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, aiming to bring all the Union Bodies' devotions in this field together, as well as to emphasize our orientation to 17 UN-Goals.
This Summer School, as a project of the new Interdivisional Committee, aims to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas of Green Chemistry. Welcome all the participants! For lecturers from various backgrounds, thank you for sharing your valuable research contributions. For students, I hope you will find this six-day experience highly helpful with your further research in this field. Then I would like to thank our organizers and all the supporters to make all this happen, especially the Italian hosts who brought their precious experiences from previous successful Summer Schools. My thanks also goes to sponsors of this summer school and PhosAgro who generously sponsored the PhosAgro/UNESCO/IUPAC research grants in green chemistry. Participations of the industrial sector are crucial for the accomplishment of the sustainable development goals.
In the end, I wish this Summer School all the success! IUPAC will celebrate its Centenary in 2019, and one important project is the next Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry to be held in Africa. I hope participants coming here today will continue to give us your support on this series of projects and the development of Green Chemistry in general!
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Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
University of Camerino, Italy
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal
FRSC Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Italy
Howard M. Colquhoun
Chair of Materials Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Reading, UK
Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Rende (CS), ITALY
Science Policy Adviser at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
ERA Chair of Green Chemistry, Division of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology
Director of Photonics and Interfaces (LPI), Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering Faculty of Basic Science Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Wolfgang F. Hoelderich
TCHK Chemical Technology and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Frankenthal, Germany
Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry (University of Lüneburg, Germany) and Scientific Director of Research and Education at the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3, Bonn, Germany)
Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Deputy Director General for International Projects, PhosAgro, Russia
Associate Professor, Nottingham University, UK
Departamento de Quimica Organica, Universidad de Cordoba, Spain
İstanbul Üniversitesi Mühendislik Fakültesi Kimya Bölümü - Avcılar – İstanbul, Turkey
Full professor of Chemistry for Cultural Heritage and Head the Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory of the University of Bologna, Italy
Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies (CNR-ISTM, Perugia - ITALY)
Senior research scientist and coordinator of the European facility MOLAB
Egid B. Mubofu
Vice Chancellor, University of Dodoma (UDOM), Tanzania
L’OREAL Fellow Sustainable Innovation Manager, L’OREAL R&I, International Raw Material Department
Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management & Supply and Licensing Department - Eni Refining & Marketin, Italy
Eugene V. Rozanov
PMOD/WRC and IAC ETH, Switzerland
Istituto per la Conservazione e la Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali lel Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ICVBC-CNR). UOS Milan, Italy
Janet L. Scott
Department of Chemistry, Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies, University of Bath, UK
Vice President for Proprietary Technology Licensing department at Eni, Italy
Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the City of Venice and Lagoon, Italy
Professor of Organic Chemistry, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Alexey A. Zanin
UNESCO Chair in Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Associate Professor, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
College of Chemistry and Molecule Engineering, Peking University
Other speakers from IUPAC Divisions and Committees that will sponsor the Summer School.