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Educating Leaders

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable puts a priority on educating and influencing current and future pharmaceutical leaders on the business and scientific value of green chemistry and engineering within the industry.

Online Learning Platform

The Roundtable is now steward of an educational website developed by a European public-private partnership dedicated to the development of manufacturing sustainable pharmaceuticals: the Chem21 Learning Platform. The platform is an excellent resource for medicinal and process chemists who are interested in learning about how to make the synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients greener.

Go to the Chem21 Learning Platform

Training Workshops

Roundtable member company chemists offer regular training workshops at ACS National Meetings, universities, member campuses and other locations. Check back frequently for upcoming events.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops at the 6th Industrial Green Chemistry World Conference in India

October 19, 2019 – Teachers’ Workshop
October 20, 2019 – Students’ Workshop


Roundtable members actively participate in scientific conferences around the world and present on green chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry.

Upcoming Presentations

At the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California, August 25 – 29, 2019:

6th Industrial Green Chemistry World – Convention and Ecosystem

October 16-17, 2019, India


Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry
In 2016, the Roundtable established the Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This award recognizes outstanding implementation of green chemistry and engineering that has led to safety and environmental improvements. The award was established in honor of Peter J. Dunn of Pfizer (for whom it was subsequently named).

Year Winner Institution
2018 Bruce Lipshutz University of California, Santa Barbara
Sachin Handa University of Louisville
2016 Peter J. Dunn Pfizer

ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable Student Travel Awards
The Roundtable provides $1,000 travel awards to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are selected to present in a “Making Organic Chemistry More Sustainable” symposium at the 24th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference to be held June 16-18, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Please check back for more information in December 2019.

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