22.12.2017 - Natural Sciences Sector

2017 Green Chemistry for Life research grants

The Green Chemistry grant programme aims to promote the implementation of innovative research projects by young scientists that respect the 12 principles of green chemistry. These principles apply to the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture and use, and aim to reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. The grant programme is part of the PhosAgro/ UNESCO/ IUPAC Partnership in Green Chemistry for Life.

Applications were evaluated by an international scientific jury composed of renowned scientists representing leading international, regional and national chemical institutions.

An international scientific jury reviewed the highly qualitative submissions to select the projects that will receive the 2017 Green Chemistry for Life grants, of up to US$ 30,000.

  • Dr Abosede Olufunso Olumide, Nigeria for his project “Co-crystals and Metal Complexes of Some Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients: Synthesis, Structural Elucidation and Applications
  • Dr Debecker Damien, Belgium  for his project “GReen-flOW: From alcohol to enantio-pure amines using heterogeneous biocatalysts in a green continuous flow chemical process,
  • Dr Neifar Mohamed, Tunis  for his project “Développement de fertilisants biologiques pour une agriculture durable en Tunisie,
  • Dr Sarotti Ariel Marcelo, Argentina for his project “Innovation in the transformation of urban and industrial waste into high valuable chemicals,
  • Dr Shumaila Kiran, Pakistan for her project “Modulation of radiation induced Green Dyeing of natural fibers using plant derived natural dyes,
  • Dr Stanisavljevic Maya, Bosnia and Herzegovina for her project “Hybrid Metallic/Carbon Nanomaterials Made from Mining Industry Sludge and Their Applications in Adsorption/Catalysis Treatment of Emerging Pharmaceuticals in Water, and
  • Dr Ventura Sanchez-Hornero Maria, Spain for her project “From waste to sustainability: application of phosphogypsum as heteregeneous catalysts and useful materials.

The decision on the awarding of grants was based on the recommendations by the international scientific jury composed of renowned scientists representing leading international, regional and national chemical institutions.




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