2018 Green Chemistry Award Winner
University of York
Awarded for the promotion of applied, market-driven green chemistry and engagement with industry and policymakers.
About the Winner
James Clark is Professor of Industrial and Applied Chemistry at the University of York, and is Founding Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence and the Bio-renewables Development Centre. He also started the (now private) company Starbons Ltd and the not-for-profit company the Green Chemistry Network now the Global Green Chemistry Centres - G2C2. He was founding scientific editor of the world-leading journal Green Chemistry and is the senior editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry Green Chemistry book series. He is a member of the EU Bio-based experts committee; EU Bio-based standards committee CEN/TC411; and the UK Chemical Stakeholders Forum (UKCSF). He recently chaired the first RSC Faraday workshop on bio-resources and has been appointed as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Nordic Bio-economy Programme.
His research has led to numerous awards including Honorary Doctorates from universities in Belgium, Germany and Sweden. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, and Fudan and Sichuan universities in China where he teaches every year. He has recently been awarded a Senior Fellowship from Fudan University. He has published over 450 original articles and written or edited over 20 books. He has given plenary lectures worldwide and advises companies and governments across the globe on topics relating to green and sustainable chemistry. Previous personal awards include the RSC Environment Prize, the RSC John Jeyes award, and the SCI Chemistry for Industry award.
Professor Clark's Webpage
University of York
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