James Clark

Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence

James Clark is the keynote presenter at veski's sustainable agriculture event: Food Resource Recovery in Urban Environments. He is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence where he leads a research team of about 100 people specialising in the valorisation of waste and the development of green chemical technologies. 

James has been at the forefront of green chemistry worldwide for 20 years: he was founding scientific editor of the journal Green Chemistry, and is senior editor for the RSC Green Chemistry book series, and President of the Green Chemistry Network.

He represents NGOs on UK Government and EU committees, and sits on the scientific commission for the Eni award and the Singapore Ministry of Education’s Expert Panel. He has numerous recent awards including the RSC Environment Prize, the SCI Chemistry for Industry award, and awards for his work with industry and education from the UK, Europe and the USA. He holds an honorary doctorate from Ghent University. He has published over 400 articles, filed over 25 patents and written or edited over 20 books.