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John Warner lecture on Green Chemistry: The Missing Elements

The student lecture is aimed for students and young researchers


  • Vortrag


  • Advanced Materials Science (Field of Expertise)
  • Sustainable Systems (Field of Expertise)

Imagine if every consumer, every retailer, every brand owner and every manufacturer decided to buy, use, sell and make ONLY climate neutral, sustainable, green chemistry products. The unfortunate reality is that, even if this situation were to occur, our knowledge of materials science and chemistry would allow us to provide only a small fraction of the necessary products and materials that our economy is based upon., The way we learn and teach chemistry and materials science in academia is for the most part void of any information regarding mechanisms of toxicity and environmental harm. Green Chemistry is a science that seeks to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous materials at the design stage of a materials process. It has been demonstrated that materials and products CAN be designed with negligible impact on human health and the environment while still being economically competitive and successful in the marketplace. This presentation will describe the history and background of Green Chemistry and describe how it relates to other approaches (sustainable chemistry, circular economy…) to create a sustainable future.

About John Warner

John Warner is Co-Founder of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry. is a chemistry inventor who works to design and create commercial technologies inspired by nature consistent with the principles of green chemistry. With over 300 patents, he has invented solutions for dozens of multinational corporations.


The live event at TU Wien (TUtheSky, BA Building, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna) will be streamed and is open to students of the TU Austria universities Montanuniversität Leoben, TU Graz and TU Wien. If you want to attend follow the Youtube link.

Veranstaltet von

BOKU, TU Wien, Universität Wien, Bundesministerium Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie

Zeit und Ort

17. April 2023, 14:00 - 15:00



Abhaltungssprache: Englisch


Muhammad Farooq ZIA
TU Wien | Institute of Bioorganic Synthetic Chemistry | Green Chemistry Project Manager
Tel.: +43 664 88457 882