The annual gathering of the EuChemS community sees several meetings taking place: its General Assembly, Executive Board meeting and Professional Networks meetings. This year’s meetings were held in Bucharest at the Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania at the beginning of October. The meetings saw wide ranging discussions, developments, decisions and elections. In the first instance, Floris Rutjes from the Royal Netherlands Chemical Society (KNCV) was elected as EuChemS President-Elect. Eckart Rühl, of the German Bunsen Society for Physical Chemistry was re-elected as EuChemS Treasurer. Two new members of the Executive Board were also elected: Ioannis Katsoyiannis (Association of Greek Chemists) and Rinaldo Poli (French Chemical Society). The new roles will officially begin in January 2020.
The General Assembly also voted in favour of two new Supporting Members: the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), and ChemPubSoc Europe.
Find out more about the various discussion topics here. Speakers’ presentations can be found here.
EuChemS was most pleased to welcome Bonnie Charpentier, President of the American Chemical Society (ACS) to the open session of the General Assembly, where, together with Pilar Goya, EuChemS President, a ‘Chemisty Enterprise Partnership’ was signed. More information here.
EuChemS warmly thanks the Romanian Chemical Society for hosting and welcoming all the participants.