Green chemistry is an emerging research area of vital importance.
Society is now required to deal with a diminishing supply of nonrenewable fossil fuels and the negative environmental impact of our current methods for producing energy, commodity chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
As an inherently cross-disciplinary field, green chemistry requires new research and training structures built upon collaborations between disparate fields of science, engineering, economics, and policy. Several faculty members are involved in crucial research projects that aim to address these global challenges.
These faculty members, along with their graduate students, are gaining the required expertise to play a key role in improving chemical efficiency and sustainability in Canada and throughout the world.