Daily Archives: November 30, 2010
Next week, on december 8th, the Joint Center for Research in Sustainable Chemistry (to which I am ascribed) will host a Symposium on Green and Sustainable Chemistry in which German Alumni -almost exclusively from Mexico- will participate with talks on the impact and development of new techniques on green chemistry. We’ll be honored with the visit of Prof. Dr. Reinhard. W. Hoffmann from the Marburg University, who will give a lecture on strategic planning of organic synthesis. Let us remember that green and sustainable chemistry is a working philosophy and not a branch of chemistry; is a way of undertaking our daily tasks through ways that have as little impact on the environment as possible (less energy spent; less by-products; a narrower spectra of organic solvents used; less purification steps; etc.). I will make sure to post some more information after the event has been held. The full program -in Spanish- for the event can be viewed at http://www.cciqs.unam.mx
This is a major event for our young research center and a great opportunity to get in touch with major researchers in the field both foreign and domestic, not to mention an excellent opportunity for young students to start thinking green.
Kudos to Dr. Bernardo Frontana and Dr. Monica Moya (current head of the academic community here at CCIQS) for the organization of this symposium which hopefully will become a periodic event at our institution.