Driving world leading innovation in green chemistry: Government awards $3.6 million for a new research centre
11 October 2019
From left to right: Professor Rebekah Brown (Senior Vice Provost and Vice-Provost (Research), Senator Van, Science Dean Professor Jordan Nash, and Professor Antonio Patti. Credit: Steve Morton.
The Federal Government announced $3.6 million in funding to establish a dedicated Australian Research Council (ARC) training centre to advance green chemistry in manufacturing to be lead by Monash University, together with consortium partners, Deakin, Flinders and Curtin universities.
The major research announcement today by Victorian Senator David Van will establish the ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing, led by Professor Antonio Patti from the Monash School of Chemistry.
“The products of chemical industry are central in our everyday lives – we take them for granted without thinking,” Professor Patti said.
“The people we train through this Centre will lead a transformation of chemical industry in Australia, and an industry that will provide a safer future for our planet,” he said.
Monash Science Dean, Professor Jordan Nash, welcomed today’s announcement adding that there was a global demand for products that were effective, safe and environmentally benign.
“The Centre will stimulate the development of new products and processes with strong export potential, and the ability to respond to the market pressures - always underpinned by green and sustainable chemistry principles,” Professor Nash said.
The Training Centre will use local and global experts to provide the next generation of Australian scientists and engineers, with skills to develop innovative products and processes that are intrinsically safe and benign.
For more information on the ARC Training Centres, please visit the ARC website.