What is Green Chemistry?
Green chemistry is an approach to chemistry that aims to maximize efficiency and minimize hazardous effects on human health and the environment.
While no reaction can be perfectly ‘green’, the overall impact of chemical industry can be reduced by implementing the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry:
- Waste Prevention
- Atom Economy
- Less Hazardous Chemical Synthesis
- Designing Safer Chemicals
- Safer Solvents & Auxiliaries
- Design for Energy Efficiency
- Use of Renewable Feedstocks
- Reduce Derivatives
- Design for Degradation
- Real-time Pollution Prevention
- Safer Chemistry for Accident Prevention
Ultimately, the courses and research in our curriculum is driven towards the “17 Sustainable Development Goals”
- To produce knowledgeable and skilled personnel in the fields of academia, research, and green chemistry and sustainability with high quality.
- To create new knowledge through cutting-edge research in green chemistry and sustainability, which serves as a foundation for the development of science and technology and research innovation at the international level.
- To establish a network of collaboration in education and research in green chemistry and sustainability with the industrial/business sector, as well as leading institutions both domestically and internationally.
- To provide quality education and training in the fields of green chemistry and sustainability to students at all levels.