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The Weix group is chosen for "Green" Award!

January 11, 2013

Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development in Groton, Connecticut, actively promotes the twelve principles of green chemistry amongst their staff. One of the key components of the program facilitated by their Green Chemistry Team is internal recognition through the “Groton Labs Green Chemistry Award.” Annual awards are presented to Pfizer scientists who demonstrate outstanding performance by incorporating green chemistry into pharmaceutical research and development activities.

As part of the award, the winners of the Groton Green Chemistry Award receive a $5,000 cash award for a university scientific department selected by the winner(s).

The 2012 winners have chosen to donate $5,000 to the Weix research group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester to recognize the group’s notable contributions to the increasingly important field of Non­Precious Metal Catalysis.