The 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award symposia took place at the 255th ACS Spring National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2018. These awards recognize the research contributions of scientists in three geographical regions, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise.
From Europe/Middle East/Africa, the journal honored Professor Rafael Luque of the University of Cordoba for his work on mechanochemical, solventless synthesis of nanomaterials for heterogeneously catalyzed applications and flow processes, and his work on converting biomass to valuable chemicals.
From Asia/Pacific, the journal honored Professor Ning Yan of National University of Singapore for pioneering the “Waste Shell Biorefinery” concept, including catalyst and process development for converting chitin-based materials, as well as lignocellulose, and waste cooking oil, into fuels and chemicals
From the Americas, the journal honored Professor Fengqi You of Cornell University for his contributions in process systems engineering, sustainability analytics, and life cycle optimization of supply chains.
Watch an in-depth video interview with these 2018 award winners and learn about their most important research questions, the future of the field, and their advice for those just beginning a career in sustainable chemistry & engineering: