Klaus Kümmerer

Klaus Kümmerer

Leuphana University, Lüneburg
DE

 

Title
Renewable and non-renewable - When are resources greener and more sustainable.
 
Bio
Klaus Kümmerer is Director of the Institute of Sustainable and Environmental Chemistry and holds the chair of Sustainable Chemistry and Material Resources at the public Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. He is Director Research and Education of the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre in Bonn. His research and teachings are focused on Sustainable Chemistry, Sustainable Pharmacy, Material Resources, Aquatic Environmental Chemistry and Time in Ecology and Sustainability. He developed and leads the new extra-occupational master programme “Sustainable Chemistry” at Leuphana University. As an author, he has published extensively in international scientific peer reviewed journals with over 260 publications and edited more than 14 scientific books. He has given numerous invited, keynote and plenary lectures and received national and international awards for his interdisciplinary work.

Prof. Kümmerer also serves and served in national and international committees including Global Chemical Outlook by UNEP and the EU Technology Platform SusChem Europe as well as IUPAC Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD). He is also organizer of the annual interdisciplinary Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference. He is founding editor and editor-in-chief of Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, and Current Opinion in Sustainable Chemistry journals as well as associate editor of Chemosphere and Environmental Pollution. He is also the initiator and chair of the annual international and interdisciplinary conference Green and Sustainable Chemistry.