Scientifically Speaking – Better Living Through “Greener” Chemistry | Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Building a sustainable future allowing the use of chemicals for enhanced quality of life
Office of PR & Communications17 October, 2020 | 1 min read
Over the last century, science and technology have given humanity immense and unprecedented power over the welfare of the ecosphere. Unfortunately, the exercise of our newfound powers has led to a major degradation of the ecosphere. In our increasingly crowded world, common chemicals that once seemed harmless no longer do. This has led to a fear of chemicals that are perceived as synthetic by the common people. To build a sustainable future which allows the use of chemicals that significantly enhance the quality of our everyday life, chemists have to design technology that not only eliminates hazards from chemical products but also develop new chemistry for industrially important chemical transformations, safe energy and renewable feedstocks. In this lecture, Prof. Sayam Sen Gupta will discuss the origins of the current “chemophobia” and the role “green” chemistry is playing to build a sustainable future.
Sayam Sen GuptaDepartment of Chemical SciencesIISER Kolkata