Green & Sustainable

The evidence of global climate change, rapid declining of biodiversity, resource shortages are prevalent, calling for societal corrections in the way we live, think and work. Chemistry, the main driver of making things, should take on the responsibility to lead the research, training and debate in this major correction. To enable and accelerate this societal transformation in Australia, it is paramount that we establish a new RACI Division to promote circular, sustainable and green chemistry.

Our Purpose

The Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GASC) National Group aims to support all members by:

  • Providing networking opportunities for all chemists and chemical/environmental engineers working in this field;
  • Forming a collective force for advocating Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GASC) in chemistry education, practice, innovation and engaging with industry.
  • Facilitating the debate for changes in government policies and regulations.
  • Disseminating key research findings in the field by hosting symposia and conferences.
  • Encouraging and supporting students to work in the field of green and sustainable chemistry and technologies.
  • Providing a ‘home’ for chemists and chemical/environmental engineers who are more interdisciplinary, working towards green and sustainable solutions.

Our History

In 2019, more than 80 researchers in Australia in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science and engineering had come together and held the 1st International Conference on Clean Technologies for a Blue Planet on the Gold Coast ( ). This event marked the most recent precursor of this National Group, bringing together and connecting diverse areas in taking on some of the associated grand challenges facing humanity.  GASC aims to be inclusive and aspires to achieve outcomes that cannot be achieved if we continue to work in isolated clusters. 

Regular Events

  • The National Group held its first national conference in July 2023.  The regular national conferences will be held approximately every 24 months.
  • Student-focused two-day symposiums will take place in every other year. 

Divisional Committee


Prof. Qin Li

Co-Chair Prof. Colin Raston
Secretary A/Prof. Porun Liu
Treasurer Dr. Nasim Amiralian
Governments and Policies Dr. Katherine Locock
State Representative - QLD Leonie Barner
State Representative - SA Justin Chalker
State Representative - SA Haolan Xu
State Representative - NSW Dr. Sam Chen
State Representative - NSW Yijiao Jiang
State Representative - WA Dr. Keith Stubbs
State Representative - WA Prof. Hongqi Sun
State Representative - VIC Prof. Huanting Wang
State Representative - VIC Dr. Helena Wang
State Representative - ACT Dr. Zongyou Yin
Post-Graduate Representative

Ms. Zoe Gardner

Post-Graduate Representative

Mr. Muhammad Zia

International and Industry Liaison Prof. Mary Fletcher
International and Industry Liaison Prof. Jun Huang
International and Industry Liaison Bronwyn Laycock
International and Industry Liaison Prof. Ajayan Vinu
Educational and Community Outreach Dr. Seamus Delaney
Educational and Community Outreach Adam Lee
Educational and Community Outreach Antonio Patti
Educational and Community Outreach Prof. Ziqi Sun
Educational and Community Outreach Dr. Sara Kyne
ECR Representative Dr. Dechao Chen

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