Talk by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer
Posted On : 21st December 2020

We are pleased to inform you that under the auspices of Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC and in cooperation with International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has organised a Talk by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer on "From Green Chemistry to Chemistry in a Circular Economy to Sustainable Chemistry" on Monday, 18 January 2021 from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Prof. Klaus Kümmerer is Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry and holds the chair of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources at the public Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany). He is Director Research and Education of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) in Bonn (Germany) too. His research and teaching is focused on Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Pharmacy, Material Resources, Aquatic Environmental Chemistry, and Time in Environmental and Sustainability Research. He received national and international awards for his interdisciplinary work. Klaus Kümmerer serves and served in national committees (e.g. German Research Council’s Senate Commission for Water Research, Board of the Division of Sustainable Chemistry of German Chemical Society) and international ones including Global Chemical Outlook by UNEP, the EU Technology Platform SusChem Europe and IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD). He is advising international organisations such as UNEP and WHO and companies. He is also scientific chair and co-organizer of the annual interdisciplinary Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference and the annual Summer School on Sustainable Chemistry in International Cooperation. He is founding editor and editor-in-chief of Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, and Current Opinion in Sustainable Chemistry journals as well as associate editor of Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution. He published extensively in international scientific peer reviewed journals and (co)edited more than 10 scientific books.

Prof. Klaus Kümmerer is very learned and expert on the subject "Sustainable Chemistry".

Professor Christopher M.A. Brett, President, IUPAC will be Chief Guest and deliver introductory Speech.

Professor Christopher Brett holds MA and DPhil degrees from the University of Oxford, UK.
Prior to his election as President, he was Vice President of IUPAC and Elected Member of the Bureau and Member of the Executive Committee of the Bureau (2012-2015; 2016-2019). He is a member of the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, having been on the Green Chemistry Sub-committee since its foundation in 2002.

Professor Brett is currently Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal and Director of the Laboratory for Electroanalysis and Corrosion, Instituto Pedro Nunes, the interface between the University of Coimbra and the business and industrial sector. He was President of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Portuguese Chemical Society in 1996-1999 and 2003-2005, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and Chartered Chemist. He was President of the International Society of Electrochemistry, an IUPAC Associated Organisation, from 2007 to 2008.

His research interests lie in the broad area of materials and electrochemistry, sensing and biosensing on which he has published nearly 300 scientific papers. He is the co-author of a widely-known and successful textbook on electrochemistry for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Since speakers are from Europe, time suggested is 6.30 p.m.

Detailed program is as follows:

06.30 p.m. - 06.35 p.m. Welcome by:
Mr. Sudhir Deo, Chairman,
Technology & Energy Expert Committee, ICC
06.35 p.m. - 06.45 p.m. Introduction of Chief Guest and Speaker by
Dr. B. Saha
IUPAC Bureau Member
& Secretary IUPAC Committee on Chemistry and Industry
06.45 p.m. - 07.00 p.m. Speech by Chief Guest
Professor Christopher M.A. Brett, President, IUPAC
07.00 p.m. - 08.10 p.m. Talk by Prof. Klaus Kümmerer on
"From Green Chemistry to Chemistry in a Circular Economy to Sustainable Chemistry"
8.10p.m. - 8.25p.m. Question Answer
08.25 p.m. - 08.30 p.m. Vote of Thanks by ICC

Members are requested to take advantage of this Talk and attend the same and confirm your participation to ICC Mumbai Office ( via email.

Please note that there is no registration fee for the Talk.

The Link for Registering for the Talk is given hereunder:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
Monday, 18 January 2021 at 18:30 hours, Mumbai
Register in advance for this meeting:
Meeting ID: 996 2515 9535
Passcode:  558658
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

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