|USC scientist to talk green chemistry|
|Thomas Mathew will be on campus to present “Green Chemistry: Towards Sustainable Future” on Tuesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6.|
Mathew, senior scientist at Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California, will acquaint his audience with the philosophy of green chemistry. This includes avoiding hazardous chemicals and technologies, producing benign materials, and moving to better lives and a better future.
Matthew's convocation will illustrate what people can do to improve the health of the planet regardless of their profession. He will also show the benefits of green chemical processes which include the use of eco-friendly catalysts for various chemical reactions, solvent-free syntheses and micro-wave chemistry. The scientist will also share his insights into future achievements in the field of green chemistry.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
About Illinois College
Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.
Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit www.ic.edu or call 217-245-3149 for more information.
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