Our Centre

The Centre for Green Chemical Science (CGCS) was established and launched in September 2015 with the assistance of an University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Development Fund. The Centre aims to facilitate and promote interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach and engagement in the broad area of Green Chemical Science.¬†Green Chemical Science¬†is the use of chemical principles, science and technology to advance society in ways that are benign to the environment and sustainable for the foreseeable future. Green Chemical Science often involves studies in catalysis, synthesis, toxicology, analytical methodology, materials science, and biochemistry to tackle global issues and problems that impact on sustainability.

Our mission is to provide the foundations for a sustainable future by promoting and facilitating interdisciplinary research, education and public engagement in Green Chemical Science.

CGCS is a virtual centre hosted at the School of Chemical Sciences at the University of Auckland. The Centre currently has more than 25 scientists as members spanning the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Medical and Health Sciences. The Centre’s current research activities are highly interdisciplinary and span across the following general themes: Sustainable synthesis, Catalysis, Waste to Value, Energy, and Water and the Environment.

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