The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that they will jointly contribute to the funding for a Chair in Sustainable Chemistry to be based at the planned GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. It is hoped that this new investment in sustainable chemistry will help to further strengthen the UK as a leader in life-sciences while contributing to environmental stewardship.
The creation of the Chair is part of a wider research agenda into sustainability and green chemistry at the University of Nottingham, and will have a particular focus on research of relevance to the pharmaceutical industry. The Chair will be responsible for developing and sharing best practice in green chemistry and catalysing new collaborations with other institutions and industry partners. The role will also be pivotal to successfully attract top UK academics, postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers to Nottingham helping to embed sustainable chemistry principles in the next generation of scientists.
Further information is available here .