New section: Green and Sustainable Chemistry
This new section was launched in 2016 and will publish peer-reviewed open access articles in all areas of green and sustainable chemistry, including green routes to the synthesis of compounds and materials, catalysis and biocatalysis that lead to sustainable processes, biomass conversion, biofuels, biorefineries, green metrics, microwave and ultrasonic-assisted reactions, improvements in energy efficiency and nanotechnology that enhances the sustainability aspects of chemical processes.
Mario Pagliaro is a chemistry, solar energy and management scholar who leads a research group whose work focusses on the overlap of organic chemistry and materials science. He is the co-founder of Sicily’s Photovoltaics Research Pole. His research interests are in the broad area of nanochemistry, and span from sol-gel materials to biomass valorization and solar energy. He has also had a long-term interest in sustainability and management topics.
Vania Zuin is a Professor at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar, Brazil). Her background is Analytical Green Chemistry and Green Chemistry Education, with major interests in developing green analytical methodologies that are incipient to determine bioactive high-value organic substances extracted from Brazilian agro-industrial residues, particularly in separation science. Also, her research focuses on the development and dissemination of Green Chemistry educational material for Higher Education.