Oct. 3 colloquium to explore ‘green chemistry’

Robert Peoples
Robert Peoples

Robert Peoples, director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute, will lead a lunchtime discussion about green chemistry and how researchers, including those in Nebraska, are lending their innovative ideas to build a sustainable economy.

NUtech Ventures and UNL’s Department of Chemistry will host “Green Chemistry: Innovation that Benefits Nebraska and the Planet.” The panel discussion will begin at noon in 548 Hamilton Hall. In addition to Peoples, it will include David Berkowitz, professor of chemistry; Yiqi Yang, Charles Bessey Professor of Textiles, Clothing and Design; Jiantao Gao, assistant professor of chemistry; and Paul Blum, professor of biological sciences.

The discussion will offer information about implementing the principles of green chemistry and engineering in research to protect human health and the environment, to build cost-effective and innovative businesses, and to solve real-world problems.

Lunch will be provided, but seating is limited.

NUtech Ventures is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Nebraska that connects university researchers with the private sector.

The ACS Green Chemistry Institute strives to enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering principles into all aspects of the global chemical enterprise.