The School of Green Chemistry and Engineering was well represented at the 16th Annual ACS Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference held in Washington, DC on June 18-20, 2012. The SGCE was an exhibitor for the conference and distributed materials for the School of Green Chemistry and Engineering, the School of Solar and Advanced Renewable Energy, and Innovation Enterprises. Dr. Peter Andreana gave an oral presentation on Atom Economical DOS with Microwave Assistance for Biologically Validated Scaffolds, and doctoral student Adam Keith presented a poster on the Use of Ion-Tagged Indolyl Phosphines for Palladium-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions in Ionic Liquids. Nina McClelland, UT alumnus and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Toledo, gave a presentation on the business opportunities in green chemistry and engineering, entitled I/We, Too, Had A Dream.
Undergraduate students Danielle Samblanet and Tony Bova participated in the conference with support from an NSF Scholars Award granted through the ACS Green Chemistry Institute. Adam Keith was supported by a Ciba Travel Award, also competitively awarded through the ACS Green Chemistry Insittute. Congratulations to Danielle, Tony, and Adam.
The UT SGCE participants illustrated in the photo above are from left to right (alternating back and front rows): Adam Keith; Danielle Samblanet; Dr. John Beck; D'Naie Jacobs, Director of Insitutional Initiatives; Dr. Andrew Jorgensen, 2012 Fellow of the ACS; Nina McClelland, former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and previous Chair of the Board of the ACS; Tony Bova; Rick Stansley, Director Strategic Business Development; Dr. Mark Mason, Director, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering; Dr. Peter Andreana; Dr. Anand Kunnathur, Associate Dean of College of Business and Administration; Dr. Glenn Lipscomb, Associate Director, School of Green Chemistry and Engineering.