Professor Elisa Souza Orth was awarded research funding from the “Green Chemistry for Life” partnership involving UNESCO, IUPAC and PhosAgro, Europe’s leading fertilizer manufacturer. This distinction is intended for young scientists around the world whose projects follow the 12 principles of Green Chemistry (http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/basic-sciences/chemistry/green-chemistry-for-life/). In 2018, 108 researchers applied for the prize, and only nine were the winners.
The award was presented on September 10 at the opening ceremony of the 8th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry in Bangkok, Thailand (http://www.greeniupac2018.com/).
In addition to receiving the award, Prof. Elisa Orth was assigned three other roles in the Conference: (i) she was an invited speaker at the PhosAgro/Unesco/IUPAC International Symposium Green Chemistry: Motivation for Innovations and Sustainable Development, which took place on September 11; (ii) she was also an invited speaker at the main event; and (iii) she participated in the final closing session, which consisted of a panel discussion with two representatives of Dow Chemical and a representative of the American Chemical Society.