A UT doctoral candidate will have a hand in organizing an international event on sustainable science. Roberto Federico-Perez was chosen to help coordinate the 2017 International Symposium on Green Chemistry.
The symposium aims to change deeply held practices in the field of chemistry. Traditionally, scientists have thought the risks of chemicals depend on how they are used and not on their structure or composition. Green chemistry counteracts this idea by pushing an alternative approach. It challenges scientists to make chemicals that are safer by design.