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Preconference workshop / short-course:

Ultrasound and Microwave as Green Processing Techniques for Diverse Technological Applications


In these days green and clean processing techniques receive greater attention in a wide variety of technologies. In this connection, this preconference workshop offers an excellent opportunity and intends to expose the participants to learn about the fundamentals, effective usage and technological applications of ultrasound and microwaves. With proper learning and understanding, these techniques could be employed in an energy efficient way. Besides, the discussion will be made about the translation of lab scale to plant scale. The presenters have a very long experience in designing ultrasound and microwave reactors and thus it is an opportunity to learn these techniques in an easy way through this workshop.  

Intended audience:

Any research student and researchers willing to learn and exploit the potential behind ultrasound and microwave for a variety of technological applications and chemical process intensification. Besides, it is also useful for the industrial people who are interested to utilize these techniques for their intended applications on a larger scale.

Materials provided:

Each participant receives both a paper and electronic copy of detailed handouts to be used during the lecture portions of the workshop.

Rough Agenda:

Fundamental of Ultrasound, reactors and applications – 3 h
Fundamental of Microwave, reactors and applications  – 3 h
Total time for the workshop                                     – 6 h


Registration fee includes: teas, lunch and notes.

USD $ 100 Delegates | USD $ 50 Student Delegates
ZAR R 1000 Delegates | ZAR R 500 Student Delegates


National Registration in ZAR - R

International Registration in US dollar- $

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About the Presenters:


Professor Sivakumar Manickam (Siva) is a Chemical Engineer specializing Process Engineering of Nanomaterials especially Nanopharmaceuticals. He is working in the area of Ultrasound and Hydrodynamic Cavitation since 1997. He has graduated from UDCT, Mumbai, India. Presently he is working with University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus and his research group concentrates on the process development of cavitation based reactors towards technologically important nanomaterials. He is also heading the Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division and is the Coordinator of the Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. He was also the recipient of JSPS fellowship, Japan. He has published ~150 peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He is the Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK) and member of Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN).

Prof. Sivakumar Manickam,
Professor of Chemical and Nanopharmaceutical Process Engineering

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Head, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division, Faculty of Engineering
Director, Centre for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (CENTAM)
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus | Jalan Broga | 43500 Semenyih | Selangor | Malaysia
T: +60 (0)3 8924 8156 | F: +60 (0)3 8924 801


Professor Giancarlo Cravotto after few years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, became a researcher in the Department of Drug Science and Technology (University of Torino). He is currently Full Professor of Organic Chemistry and Department Director since 2007. His research activity is documented by about 220 scientific peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and patents. His main research interests are the synthesis of fine chemicals, cyclodextrin derivatives and bioactive compounds. He is Editor of two international journals: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (Elsevier) and Green Processing and Synthesis (De Gruyter). He is the President elect of the European Society of Sonochemistry.

Prof. Giancarlo Cravotto
Full Professor of Organic Chemistry

Director, Department of Drug Science and Technology
President, European Society of Sonochemistry
Editor Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Editor Green Processing and Synthesis
University of Turin| Via Pietro Giuria 9| 10125 Torino | Italy
T: +39 (0)116707684 | F: +39 (0)116707687

Student Workshop on Green Chemistry (presented by the American Chemical Society)

This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to green chemistry for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars participating in the 5th IUPAC International Conference on Green Chemistry.  Green chemistry is our discipline’s unique contribution to sustainability, a concept embraced by the chemical industry because it makes good business sense to be environmentally and socially responsible, as well as profitable.  Life-saving pharmaceuticals can be produced while minimizing the amount of waste generated, plastics that biodegrade can be synthesized from plants, and reactions can be run in water rather than in traditional organic solvents by applying green chemistry principles to chemical products and processes. 

Many students want to contribute to a sustainable planet, and green chemistry provides an avenue for all students taking chemistry to apply their science to the quest for sustainability. The workshop will engage students in lectures, small group discussions, and case studies, enabling participants to apply green chemistry to real-world scenarios.

Preliminary schedule
Intended audience:
This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to green chemistry for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.   The workshop will engage students in lectures, small group discussions, and case studies, enabling participants to apply green chemistry to real-world scenarios.

Workshop format:
Lectures, small group discussions and case studies

Preliminary schedule:
The workshop is scheduled to run from 13:00 to 17:30 on .

1:00-1:15 PM               Welcome and introductions
1:15-2:00 PM               Principles of green chemistry
2:00-3:00 PM               Green chemistry metrics
3:00-3:30 PM               Break
3:30-4:30 PM               Solvent selection
4:30-5:30 PM               Case studies 


Registration fee includes: teas

USD $ 15 All Delegates
ZAR R 100 All Delegates


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About the Presenters:

Thomas J. Barton, David Constable, Mary Kirchhoff, and Jennifer MacKellar
American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth St NW, Washington, DC 20036,

Dr Mary Kirchhoff


Mary Kirchhoff is the Director of the American Chemical Society Education Division, which serves learners and educators by building communities and providing effective chemistry education products, services, and information.  She received her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and joined the Chemistry Department at Trinity College in Washington, DC, in 1992.  She began working in green chemistry as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Environmental Fellow and Visiting Scientist with the U.S. EPA's green chemistry program.  Mary joined the American Chemical Society in 2001, serving as Assistant Director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute for three years before moving to the Education Division.  Mary was elected an AAAS Fellow in 2006. 

Thomas J. Barton


Tom Barton received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Florida in 1967 and worked as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University before joining the Iowa State faculty in that same year. He still serves there, although retired since May of 2012, now holding the position of Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Tom has also served as Director of the Ames Laboratory (U. S. Department of Energy, and Director of Iowa State University’s Institute of Physical Research & Technology. He also served one year as interim director of the Iowa Energy Center which funds and manages projects of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
In 2012, he was elected to the Presidential succession of the American Chemical Society.  He will serve as President-Elect in 2013, President in 2014, and Immediate Past President in 2015.
Although a physicist friend says, “Barton doesn’t have hobbies, he has passions!” he has quite a few pastimes including fishing, riding motorcycles, flying (private pilot with instrument rating), sailing (water, ice and land), languages, running, skiing and scratch building of miniature furniture.

David Constable


David J.C. Constable is the Director of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute® where he works to catalyze and enable the implementation of green chemistry and engineering in the global chemical enterprise.  From the end of September, 2011 until January, 2013 David worked as the owner and principal at Sustainability Foresights, LLC.  David left Lockheed Martin as the Corporate Vice President of Energy, Environment, Safety & Health (ESH) at the end of September 2011.   Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, David served as the Director of Operational Sustainability in the Corporate Environment, Health, and Safety Department at GlaxoSmithKline where he held positions of increasing breadth and responsibility since 1991.  

Jennifer MacKellar

Jennifer MacKellar holds a M.Sc. degree in molecular and integrative physiology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a certificate in Public Health.  She received her B.S. from the University of Denver in molecular biology and chemistry.
Jennifer has over 8 years of professional experience in US government agencies, including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.  Jennifer has focused extensively on US science policy and federal grant management.
Jennifer MacKellar currently serves as the program manager at the ACS Green Chemistry Institute in Washington, D.C. In her current role, Jennifer has focused on providing high quality education resources and “main streaming” green chemistry education in the US.