Nobel Laureate Public Lecture

Join us for the opportunity to listen to and learn from Nobel Laureate Professor Robert Grubbs, one of the pioneers of green chemistry. Recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Professor Grubbs will be sharing his knowledge about catalysis and sustainable chemistry. 

“Catalysts are key to the synthesis of new materials and chemicals. Due to pressures from carbon dioxide emissions and the need to utilise bio carbon, new catalytic systems will be needed to meet future needs. Examples of our own work will be used to demonstrate some of the principles of sustainable chemistry.”

Arrive early as seats are limited. 


Wednesday 18 March 2015, 5.30pm - 6.30pm


WG 403, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland Central

About Professor Robert Grubbs

Professor Robert Grubbs is the Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He has published over 1000 research papers, which have been citied over 50,000 times. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis. He has also been awarded the ACS National Award in Organometallic Chemistry, the ACS Award in Polymer Chemistry and the ACS Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Chemistry. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Learn more about Professor Grubbs' journey

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