Professional Development Track: Green Chemistry Basics and Examples from Industry

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Shaw, Salon 3

Led by Prof. Andrew Dicks, University of Toronto

Green Chemistry Basics and Examples from Industry

This workshop will teach participants the basics of green chemistry, using case studies from chemical industry and chemistry-based start-ups to show how these core concepts are utilized in real-world chemical processes and products. Attendees will learn about green chemistry resources such as metrics, solvent selection guides, and the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. The prevalence of green chemistry and sustainability principles throughout industry will be highlighted. The workshop will also point out the professional development benefits that can be gained by students who are interested in finding ways to incorporate green chemistry into their own research or education, which can be applied to various future chemistry careers.

Andrew DicksBio: Andrew (Andy) Dicks joined the University of Toronto Chemistry Department in 1997, after undergraduate and graduate studies in the United Kingdom at the University of Wales (Swansea) and Durham University respectively. His doctoral work at Durham under the supervision of Professor Lyn Williams focused on the reactivity of nitric oxide donor drugs. He has research interests in undergraduate laboratory instruction that involve designing novel and stimulating experiments, particularly those that showcase green chemistry principles. This work has led to 50 peer-reviewed publications in the chemistry education literature and several pedagogical awards. He has additionally edited two books as resources for teaching green chemistry ("Green Organic Chemistry in Lecture and Laboratory" and "Problem-Solving Exercises in Green and Sustainable Chemistry"). In 2014 he was co-chair of the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education which was held in Toronto, and became a Canadian 3M National Teaching Fellow in 2016.



Pre-registration for this event is sold out. Priority will be given to pre-registered attendees, but drop-ins are welcome to the Sunday workshops if there is space available.


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