Robert H. Grubbs

is currently the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, where he has been a faculty member since 1978. Before moving to Caltech, Prof. Grubbs was at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan from 1969 to 1978, where he achieved the rank of Associate Professor. In 2005, Prof. Grubbs was a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with R. R. Schrock and Y. Chauvin) for his contributions to the field of olefin metathesis

Prof. Susumu Kitagawa
Kyoto University, Japan

Chemistry and Application of Porous Coordination Polymer(PCP) / Metal-Organic Framework(MOF).

Prof. Buxing Han

is former Chairman of Subcommittee on Green Chemistry of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and former Titular Member of Division III of IUPAC. He is a Chief Scientist of China Innovation Think Tank; Vice president of Energy Technology Industry Association of China; Chairman of Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis Committee, Chinese Chemical Society. He is Associate Editors of Green Chem., and is serving more than 10 other peer-reviewed scientific journals.

His research interests include physicochemical properties of green solvent systems and application of green solvents in green chemistry, especially on transformation of CO2 and biomass into valuable chemicals and fuels.


David Cepla

is senior director of Renewable Energy & Chemicals for Honeywell UOP. UOP received American Chemical Society (ACS) award on the development and commercialization of the process to manufacture renewable jet fuel. The process technology to make jet fuel from waste oils and fats rather than from petroleum that can be blended seamlessly with conventional jet fuel. The resulting fuel, known as Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™, produces 50 to 80 percent less greenhouse gas on a lifecycle basis and can be used with existing fueling infrastructure and aircraft engines, auxiliary power units and other aircraft components

Gert-Jan Gruter

is Chief Technology Officer of Avantium and Professor of Industrial Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam. Gruter has been leading the development of new processes for the conversion of plant-based sugars into chemical building blocks such as furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and monoethylene glycol (MEG). From these components, the new, superior polyester known as PEF has been developed. It has many of the same traits as conventional PET: it is robust, malleable and recyclable; yet it requires about 70% less energy to make. Plus it is made from plants, not petroleum. The Avantium team is currently scaling up it’s lignocellulosic glucose technology in a Pilot Plant and has stepped up the effort of electrochemical reduction of CO2 and onwards to

John C. Warner
President & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry

ohn is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry, and was named a 2016 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador. He received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a decade, he then served as tenured full professor at UMASS Boston and Lowell (Chemistry and Plastics Engineering). In 2007 he founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (A research organization developing green chemistry technologies) where he serves as President and Chief Technology Officer, and Beyond Benign (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education). He is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. He has published nearly 300 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, solar energy and construction and paving materials are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. Warner received The 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring (considered one of the highest awards for US science education), the American Institute of Chemistry’s Northeast Division’s Distinguished Chemist of the Year for 2002 and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Warner was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader.

Prof. Xin Xu
Laboratory of Computational Physical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

His research interest focuses on density functional theory, electronic structure, computational chemistry, quantum chemistry and catalysis.

Dr. Meinolf Weidenbach
President & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute for Green ChemistryDow Stade Produktions GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany

Senior Global Technology Manager with Dow Chemical since 1989 working in various assignments on the development and implementa-tion of alternative technologies to produce Propylene Oxide (PO), a versatile commodity used broadly in the chemical industry. Co-inventor with BASF researchers of the HPPO (hydrogen peroxide based PO) route, recognized with the 2009 IChemE Award and 2010 US Presiden-tial Green Chemistry Award from lab and pilot plant scale to industrial implementation in Antwerp (Belgium), Map Ta Phut (Thailand) and Al Jubail (Saudi Arabia).

Prof. Chao-Jun Li
President & CTO, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Green Chemistry:
Explore new catalytic reactions that have high atom-efficiency in water and other cleaner media (CO2 and Ionic Liquids), and to transform these reactions into general synthetic tools for synthesizing biologically important compounds and organic materials in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. Synthesis of biologically active compounds: Developing new methods for synthesizing natural products and other biologically important compounds. One special interest is to develop synthesis and study of "Chemical Sensitizers" for targeted cancer therapy.

Prof. S. C. Edman Tsang
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK

Heterogeneous Catalysis and Fine Chemical Production (Green Chemistry). Carbon dioxide activation, capture, storage and subsequent conversion into useful chemicals/materials (reduction in carbon loading in atmosphere) and the development of alternative renewable energy sources (carbon neutral catalytic processes)

B.M. Weckhuysen
Utrecht University The Netherlands

Development of new or improved catalysts for the conversion of fossil and sustainable raw materials into transportation fuels, chemicals, plastics and building blocks for medicines.

Tuulamari Helaja
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland

She worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Professor Gerhard Erker’s group at the Institute of Organic Chemistry in the University of Münster 2000 – 2001. She has also an eMBA degree form Aalto University, Finland 2006. Tuulamari Helaja joined Borealis Polymers 2002 to work as a researcher in the field of olefin polymerization catalyst technologies. At 2006 she started at VTT, Technical Research Centre Of Finland ltd., and has worked there in various positions. Her present position since Sep 2016 is Vice President, Research Area Sustainable energy and chemical technologies. Core technologies of the research area are thermochemical conversions and chemical process technologies incl. scale-up, industrial synthesis and catalysis, polymer and plastic processing, metals and materials recovery, and computational chemistry incl. process concepts and models.

Dr. Siw B. Fredriksen
Norner AS, Norway

Dr. Fredriksen has a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Oslo, Norway, for work in synthesis and complexation studies of macrocyclic polyethers. Currently, she holds a position as Advisor in Green Technology in Norner, a Global market leader of Industrial R&D Services in Polymers based in Norway. Dr. Fredriksen has more than 20 years of industrial experience in the polymer industry, notably in catalysis and polymerization. Her current interests and responsibilities focus on the development of sustainable polymer solutions for plastics in the circular economy, including the use of CO2 as feedstock to produce novel polymers.


Wolfgang Hoelderich
TCHK Höderich Consultancy, Frankenthal, Germany, formerly BASF and RWTH-Aachen

He conducts industrially oriented R&D activities from catalyst preparation to complete process design,via pilot plant investigations. His research interests are in the field of product and reactor-integrated environmental protection by means of heterogeneous catalysis. His major topics are heterogeneously catalysed syntheses of fine and intermediate chemicals as well as the use of renewable feeds as starting material and petrochemistry based on methane. Thereby acid/base catalysis, in particular using zeolites and oxidation catalysis play an important role.

Dermot O’Hare
Oxford University UK

He was awarded the RSC Tilden for his creative work on the synthesis, reactivity and advanced characterisation of molecular inorganic compounds and materials spanning organometallic chemistry to framework and layered materials.

Dr. Mary Kirchoff
ACS Green Chemistry Institute, American Chemical Society, USA

Prof. Dr. Elisa Souza Orth
Departmento de Quimica, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil

Catalysts to the rescue for destroying and monitoring pesticides: from waste to nanomaterials.

Prof. Joseph S. M. Samec
Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden

His research interest focuses on green chemistry in organic synthesis and biomass processing and applications. In 2012 he founded RenFuel, a start-up company that is producing biofuels from Lignin.

Dr. Anna S. Makarova
The Institute of Chemistry and Problems of Sustainable Development, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia.

Title “An integrated assessment of impact of chemical on the environment”

Prof. Suttichai Assabumrungrat
Center of Excellence in Catalysis and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

His research interest focuses on multifunctional reactor and process intensification for chemical, petrochemical and biorefinery industries
Title “Process synthesis and design of integrated biorefinery in pulp and paper industry".

Dr. Supawadee Namuangruk
National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand

Her research interest focuses on applications of density functional theory (DFT) methods to design and predict the properties of functional nanomaterials in the fields of energy and environment. She is interested in, e.g., catalysts and adsorbents for eliminating pollutants such as heavy metals, H2S, NOx, and volatile organic compounds, catalysis for biomass conversion to biofuels and biochemicals, and photofunctional materials for energy devices, such as dye-sensitized solar cells and organic light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Prof. Jungbae Kim
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Korea

His research interest focuses on nanobiocatalysis, single enzyme nanoparticles, enzyme coatings by introduction of nanomaterials, and corresponding chemical conjugation strategies, for the immobilization of enzymes and successful applications of nanobiocatalysis in various fields including biofuel cells, biosensors, trypsin digestions, ELISA, antifouling and CO2 conversion.

Prof. Akira Nakayama
Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

His research interest focuses on development of theoretical and computational methods for complex molecular systems and application to catalytic reactions

Prof. Uozumi Yasuhiro
Department of Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Complex Catalysis, Institute for Molecular Science (IMS), Okazaki, Japan

His research interest focuses on the development of transition metal-catalyzed reaction systems toward ideal (highly efficient, selective, green, safe, simple, etc.) organic transformation processes such as heterogeneous aquacatalytic systems where self-concentrating behavior of hydrophobic organic substrates inside the amphiphilic polymer matrix played a key role to realize high reaction performance in water.

Prof. Navadol Laosiripojana
The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

His research interest focuses on biofuel production technology; biorefinery technology; natural gas processing technology; applied catalysis in energy conversion process and chemical reaction engineering of energy process.

Dr. Thanyaporn Wongnate
The school of Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand.

Her research interest focuses on mechanistic and molecular enzymology (Enzyme kinetics: Pre-steady state kinetics / Steady state kinetics, thermodynamics and redox chemistry) - bio catalysis (cell and pathway engineering) - bioenergy (Energy biotechnology) and metalloenzyme.

Prof. Chunying CHEN
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, China

1) Development of novel nanomedicine with high efficiency and low toxicity for tumor theranostics.
2) Investigation on the interaction of engineered nanomaterials with biological systems.
3) Integrating advanced nuclear techniques and biotechnologies for nanomaterials exposure and biomarkers research.
4) Molecular toxicology research on the susceptible population exposed to environmental pollutants.

Assistant Professor Dr. Winita Punyodom
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Polymer Synthesis and Modification Catalyst for Ring-opening Polymerisation Polymer Composites and Blends Bioplastics Biomedical Polymers.

Prof. Vania Gomes Zuin
Federal University of Sao Carlos Department of Chemistry, Federal University of São Carlos, Campus São Carlos, Brazil.

Her background is Analytical Green Chemistry and Green Chemistry Education, with major interests in developing green analytical methodologies that are incipient to determine bioactive high-value organic substances extracted from Brazilian agro-industrial residues, particularly in separation science. Also, her research focuses on the development and dissemination of Green Chemistry educational material for Higher Education. She is currently a visiting academic at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (University of York) working to improve green separation techniques, especially for the analysis of flavonoids coming from biomass residues involving industrial partners.

Dr. Andrew J. Hunt
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

His research interest focuses on Catalysis, Environmental Chemistry, Green Chemistry.

Prof. Janet Scott
Department of Chemistry, University of Bath, UK

Her background focused on the use of renewable raw materials, particularly cellulose and related polysaccharides, for the development of functional materials for a range of applications from recyclable electronics through formulation ingredients to tissue engineering scaffolds.

Dr. Nopporn Thasana
Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

Green chemistry, Microwave-assisted organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry His research focuses on the synthesis of bioactive lactone and lactam molecules. His group studies the Cu(I)-mediated/MW-assisted C-O/N bond formation under “subcritical water” conditions as“Green Chemistry” to synthesize bioactive benzopyranone (urolithins A-C), novobiocin, and indolo-2-carboxamide analogs. Moreover chemistry of oxazolone and coumarin derivatives has been studied to develop efficient synthetic routes for a wide range of structurally complex natural products using metal catalysis or metal-free condition in key step. The natural bioactive alkaloids, lamellarin, clausenamide and naucleamide derivatives, will be synthesized using the developed synthetic methodology.

Prof. Gregory Dudley
Department of Chemistry, West Virginia University, USA

His research interests include natural products synthesis; new strategies, tactics, and best practices for organic chemistry; and applications of chemical synthesis to biomedical research.

Prof. Pramoch Rangsunvigit
The Petroleum and Petrochemical College, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

His research focuses on gas storage and separation processes such as hydrogen storage using metal hydrides and porous materials, methane storage using porous materials and hydrates, and effects of carbon dioxide on methane storage and optimization of methane storage capacity. For porous materials, he has been working with a number of collaborators in developing suitable materials. The technology is possibly applicable to other gas storage as well.

Prof. Dengsong Zhang
Research Center of Nano Science and Technology Shanghai University, China

1) Design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of novel carbon materials.
2) Energy and environmental materials as well as surface and interfacial science.
3) Structure and property relationships of nanostructures for catalytic reactions.


Abstract submission deadline
June 30, 2018 (Extended)

Notification of abstract acceptance
July 10, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline
July​ 15,2018

Pre-Registration Deadline
August 31,2018

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