School of Green Chemistry and Engineering

What is the UToledo School of Green Chemistry and Engineering?

The mission of the UToledo School of Green Chemistry and Engineering is to improve the human condition through research, education and outreach activities that promote safe and sustainable use, production and recycle of chemical materials.

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities include development of renewable feedstocks, atom economical syntheses,  catalysis, applications of benign solvents, improved analytical techniques, and process design.  Learn more

Faculty in Green Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Emanuela Gionfriddo as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Gionfriddo is an analytical chemist specializing in green microextraction technologies for rapid  sampling of biological, food and environmental matrices. Dr. Gionfriddo started in January of 2018 and is currently recruiting students to join her research team.  Learn more

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November 2019
Congratulations to Mollie Enright for receipt of the 2019-2020 Ciba Travel Award in Green Chemistry.  The award will cover travel and registration costs up to $2,000 for Mollie to attend the 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Seattle, WA on June 16-18, 2020.  Mollie is a Ph.D. student in the group of Prof. Mark Mason.

October 2019
Professor Mark Mason was invited to serve on the Advisory Committee for the 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference to be held on June 16 - 18, 2020 in Seattle, WA.  

September 2019
Congratulations to the Mason group for receipt of an ACS Green Chemistry Institute Pharmaceutical Roundtable Ignition Grant of $25,000 in support of research on Iron-Catalyzed Cross-Coupling of Heterocycles.  Graduate students Mollie Enright and Christine Jette lead this new research effort.

May 2019
Congratulations to Professors Jon Kirchhoff and Dragan Isailovic and their students for their discovery that rice hulls, an inexpensive agricultural waste, can remove microcystins from water. Microcystins are toxic chemicals released by harmful algal blooms that have become problematic in Lake Erie and other inland lakes.  The work was published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.  See the UToledo News article to learn more. 

March 2019
Congratulations to UToledo graduate students Ehsan Akbari Fakhrabadi, Allison Rabon, and Justin Maxwell for being accepted to the ACS Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy.  The event will be held  on July 16-23, 2019 at the Colorado School of Mines.  For a list of previous UToledo recipients, please see the following link.

February 2019
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ana Alba-Rubio for receipt of an NSF CAREER award of $558,795 to study "Dual Function Materials for Capture and Conversion of CO2 into Methanol and Higher Alcohols."  More information can be obtained from the NSF and the  UToledo News.

December 2017
Congratulations to Laura Skebba for being the first graduate of the Professional Science MS Degree in Green Chemistry and Engineering.  Watch the video describing Laura's experience. The SGCE thanks SmartSolve for hosting Laura during her internship.

April 2017
The second meeting of the SGCE Advisory Board was held on April 14.  The SGCE greatly appreciates the board members' time and valuable feedback and suggestions. Click here for the names of SGCE board members.

Past News and Events

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Publications citing the UToledo SGCE affiliation are available at this site. These publications include the results of faculty and student research on topics related to green chemistry and green engineering.  Learn more

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Last Updated: 5/27/20