SS 2021

Partecipant Countries

Argentina – Australia – Azerbaijian – Bangladesh – Belgium – Brazil – Bulgaria – Canada – China – Ecuador – Egipt – Ethiopia – France – Germany – Ireland – India – Italy – Kenya – Lituania – Malaysia – Moldavia – Mongolia – Morocco – Netherland – Nigeria – Pakistan – Paraguay – Philipine – Poland – Portugal – Rwanda – South Africa – South Coreea – Spain – Tunisia – Turkey – Uganda – UK – Ukraine  – USA – Yemen – Zambia

Green Chemistry Summer School:
>6th-10th July 2020

The School was held in collaboration with IUPAC – Interdivisional Committee of Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development, ICGCSD, to which all the 15 members of the International Scientific Committee belonged, and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

The event was endorsed by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO Roma, the Ministero dell’Ambiente e della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare, the GREENOMIcS UNESCO/UNITWIN Network, the Municipality of Venice and ENEA.

The Summer School was sponsored by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons OPCW, PhosAgro Russia, Kaimei Technology Co. Ltd. China, the European Chemical Society EuChemS, the American Chemical Society/Green Chemistry Institute, the International Young Chemists Network, ICAS International, the Royal Society of Chemistry and GreeNovator.

Thanks to the participation of these Sponsors, about half of the postgraduate students attending the School, coming from developing countries, have been awarded with a scholarship.

In total, 210 applications arrived and 180 were considered eligible to attend the school after a strict selection made by the 15 members of the International Scientific Committee, and based on their CVs, their list of publications, the recommendation letters from their tutor and their .

Motivations to attend the Summer School

The 180 selected post-graduated attendees coming from 42 different countries (the list can be found on the ’s website) and 30 teachers from all over the world participated in the Summer School online. We also had the pleasure and honor of hosting the Nobel Prize Jean-Marie LEHN, who gave his lecture before the Closing Ceremony.

GSSD Foundation

The rigorous selection of the participants contributed to form a class of high cultural level students, who certainly find themselves at a point of their life where they are ready to invest their talents and scientific know-how for their future professional careers in a mature and responsible way. The top-level and diverse range of topics offered at the Summer School provided them the chance to look around, exchange their scientific knowledge and establish important links with other participants and professors for fruitful joint projects and research activities. This was a real success for this Summer School, since this opportunity will speed up the participants’ careers as it occurred in the past. In fact, five Alumni who now occupy important positions in their respective countries came back to the School as teachers:

Prof. Peter Licence, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Prof. Katalin Barta, Full Professor in Renewable resources and Organic chemistry at the University of Graz, Austria

Dr. Sergey Zinoviev, Senior International Cooperation Officer at OPCW, The Netherlands



Pietro Tundo, President of Green Sciences for Sustainable Development Foundation, Italy and Chair of Interdivisional Committee of Green Chemistry for Sustainable



Fabio Aricò, Italy – Aurelia Visa, Romania – Elena Alfine, Associated professor of Organic Chemistry, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Romanian Academy Coriolan Drăgulescu” Institute of Chemistry Timisoara –  Green Sciences for Sustainable Development Foundation, Italy- Emilia G. Pasta, -Green Sciences for Sustainable Development Foundation, Italy


Daniele Barzazzi – Andrea Cester – Enrico Siviero -Fabrizio Romano, -Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Paula de Waal
, Mentat di De Waal P., Italy



Florent Allais, Directeur de l’URD Agro- Biotechnologies Industrielles (ABI) AgroParisTech – Jane Wissinger, Minnesota Environmental & Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ana – Aguiar Ricardo, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa Aurelia Visa Romania , Romanian Academy, “Coriolan Drăgulescu” Institute of Chemistry, Timisoara – Klaus Kummerer, Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Institute for Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry, and International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) Lüneburg Germany – Buxing Han, Jorge Colon, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China Chemistry Department, College of Natural Sciences, University of Porto Rico – Nadia Kendile, Cairo, Egypt- Mester Zoltan, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Women, Ain Shams University,Heliopolis, Department of Chemistry Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario, Canada – Liliana Mammino, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa – Natalia P. Tarasova, Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russia Konstantinos S. Triantafyllidis Greece , Department of Chemistry Aristotle University of Thessaloniki