ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable—Catalyzing green chemistry & engineering in the global pharmaceutical industry.


The Award Team is organized to recognize excellence in the research, development and execution of green chemistry that demonstrates compelling environmental, safety and efficiency improvements over current technologies in the pharmaceutical industry and its allied industrial partners.

Team Lead

John Tucker

John Tucker

Team Members

Christiana Briddell William Dubay David Leahy
Rinus Broxterman Amaruka Harai Isamir Martinez
Juan Colberg Michael Kopach Paul Richardson
Frank Roschangar

Team Folder

DMS: Awards


Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry

In 2016, the Roundtable established the Peter J. Dunn Award for Green Chemistry & Engineering Impact in the Pharmaceutical Industry. This award recognizes outstanding implementation of green chemistry and engineering that has led to safety and environmental improvements. The award was established in honor of Peter J. Dunn of Pfizer (for whom it was subsequently named).

Learn More About Nominations


Dan Bailey, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

“Beyond Organic Solvents: Synthesis of a 5-HT4 receptor agonist in water.”


B. Frank Gupton, Floyd D. Gottwald Jr. Chair in Pharmaceutical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University

“Increasing Access to Global Health Care through Process Intensification.”


Bruce Lipshutz, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Sachin Handa, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Louisville.

“Development of Newly Engineered Catalysts for Sustainable Surfactant Chemistry in Water.”


Peter J. Dunn, Global Head of Green Chemistry, Pfizer