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4th Edition of

Chemistry World Conference

June 17-19, 2024 | Paris, France

Chemistry 2023

Thomas J Webster

Speaker at Chemistry World Conference 2023 - Thomas J Webster
Hebei University of Technology, China
Title : Are you harming the environment with your research ? Introducing novel environmentally friendly chemistries


Many scientists blame large industries for harming the environment, such as the oil and petroleum, automobile, airline, construction, etc. industries. This presentation will highlight how through our own research in our own laboratories we too are harming the environment. Whether we are conducting in vitro tests for new biomaterials, making novel nanoparticles, or simply conducting chemical research, the materials we use are not environmentally friendly and harm the environment. Furthermore, this presentation will give solutions to this problem where one can use environmentally friendly plastics, petri dishes, pipettes, etc. Moreover, it will introduce several environmentally friendly ways to make nanoparticles that do not rely on toxic catalysts or other chemicals that can harm our environment. Furthermore, this invited talk will highlight the improved properties of materials, such as nanoparticles, when synthesizing them in environmentally friendly ways. In summary, this talk will highlight that we all can play a role in using new chemistries that are environmentally friendly in our research and stop harming the environment ourselves.

Audience Take Away

  • How everyday scientists are harming the environment 
  • How new chemistries can be used by researchers to reduce our impact on the environment 
  • How new environmentally friendly nanoparticle synthesis methods can be used 
  • How materials with improved properties can be made while reducing an impact on the environment 


Thomas J. Webster’s (H index: 118; Google Scholar) degrees are in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (B.S., 1995; USA) and in biomedical engineering from RPI (Ph.D., 2000; USA). He has served as a professor at Purdue (2000-2005), Brown (2005-2012), and Northeastern (2012-2021; serving as Chemical Engineering Department Chair from 2012 - 2019) Universities and has formed over a dozen companies who have numerous FDA approved medical products currently improving human health.  Dr. Webster has numerous awards including: 2020, World Top 2% Scientist by Citations (PLOS); 2020, SCOPUS Highly Cited Research (Top 1% Materials Science and Mixed Fields); 2021, Clarivate Top 0.1% Most Influential Researchers (Pharmacology and Toxicology); and is a fellow of over 8 societies.