Gordon Research Conference: Green Chemistry

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The Food-Energy-Water nexus is a complex problem requiring a multidisciplinary research approach for understanding how they are linked and how sustainable solutions can be developed to ensure the continued provision of these necessary resources for humanity. The event aims to bring together leading experts from academia and industry to discuss the latest advances and future R&D directions for meeting these challenges.


  • Advances Toward Renewable Energy and Chemicals
  • Catalysis for Sustainability
  • Fundamentals of Catalysis for Renewables
  • Renewable Chemicals and Materials from Biomass
  • Biocatalysis Including Novel Enzymes
  • Electrocatalysis for CO2 and H2O Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals
  • Sustainable Process Design and Metrics
  • Novel Materials for Energy and Other Applications
  • Future Challenges in Green Chemistry and Engineering

Selected Speakers

  • Peter Wasserscheid (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Daniel Nocera (Harvard University, USA)
  • Shu Kobayashi (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Juergen Klankermayer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Ive Hermans (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Rafael Luque (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain)
  • Susannah Scott (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Yong Wang (Washington State University / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Katalin Barta (Stratingh Institute for Chemistry, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Brent Shanks (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Ning Yan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Bert Sels (KU Leuven, Belgium)
  • Paul Dauenhauer (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Gregg Beckham (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA)
  • Nicholas Turner (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Ulf Hanefeld (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Thomas Jaramillo (Stanford University, USA)
  • Atsushi Urakawa (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Spain)
  • Ryu Abe (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Mich Hein (Electrochaea GmbH, Germany)
  • Helen Sneddon (GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom)
  • Frank Roschangar (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., USA)
  • Richard Helling (Dow Chemical Company, USA)
  • Audrey Moores (McGill University, Canada)
  • Jinlong Gong (Tianjin University, China)
  • Vivek Polshettiwar (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India)
  • Krista Walton (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • David Allen (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Gabriele Centi (University of Messina / European Research Institute of Catalysis A.I.S.B.L. (ERIC), INSTM, Italy)
  • Philip Jessop (Queen's University, Canada)


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