Green Chemical Futures
31 March 2015
New sustainable chemistry hub
A catalyst for new ideas, an innovation hub, a learning space for students, the new Green Chemical Futures building signifies Monash’s commitment to enterprise and industry. It houses over 100 chemists and engineers and allows the growth of basic science research to targeted industry-driven research.
Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the building is a dynamic area connecting industry with researchers and students.
“As part of the second largest manufacturing sector that employs more than 60,000 people in highly skilled jobs, chemistry is central to the country’s societal, environmental and economic well-being,” Professor Gardner said. “The opening of the Green Chemical Futures hub signifies Monash’s position as a world leader in sustainable chemistry research and teaching. It provides an engaging and high-tech environment in which students, academics and industry professionals teach, learn and collaborate to help make the world a better place.”
The building is also home to the Victorian Centre for Sustainable Chemical Manufacturing, the Graduate Research Interdisciplinary Program, and the Training and Innovation hub of the Chemicals and Plastics Innovation Network.