Tuesday, October 30, 2018
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)

Special Chemical Engineering Seminar

Green Chemistry Awareness in Drug Discovery
Aaron Siegmund, Senior Scientist, Amgen Inc.,

Green chemistry, also referred to as sustainable chemistry, is an area of chemistry and chemical engineering focused on designing both products and processes that minimize the generation and use of hazardous substances. As scientists, how do we start applying the elegant 12 principles of Green Chemistry in our everyday work? I will share how Amgen embedded a green culture at an early stage of our development process that had real downstream effects on the chemical engineers tasked with manufacturing these new pharmaceuticals.  I will highlight numerous synthetic examples, and then share why the importance of an internal Green Chemistry Award highlights the shared goal of reducing environment impacts.