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

Grant Strategy

The ACS GCI Pharmaceutical Roundtable has identified key synthetic chemistry and process research challenges whose solutions would result in more efficient pharmaceutical process development and production. To spur research in these areas, the Roundtable created and maintains a research grant program, whose impact over the years has been recently documented. The Roundtable also advocates for targeted green chemistry and engineering support to academic and government labs from international and U.S. federal funding agencies.

Team Leads


Scott Plummer
Landon Durak

Team Members

  • Josh Bolger, Asymchem
  • Wilfried Braje, AbbVie
  • Louis Diorazio, AstraZeneca
  • Shenquan Duan, Pfizer
  • William DuBay, AMPAC
  • Julian Egger, Bayer
  • David Entwistle, Codexis
  • William Gallagher, BMS
  • Michel Guillaume, J&J
  • Steve Han, Boehringer-Ingleheim
  • John Hayler, GSK
  • Amaruka Hazari, Corteva
  • Guy Humphrey, Merck
  • Mike Kopach, Lilly
  • Willard Lew, Gilead
  • Chaomin Li, Biogen
  • Tangqing Li, WuXi AppTec
  • Sudhir Nambiar, Hikal
  • Keegan Nelson, Neurocrine
  • Stefanie Roeper, Vertex
  • Philipp Roosen, Amgen
  • Helen Sneddon, GSK
  • Ho-Yan Sun, Gilead
  • Eva Vestergaard, Novo Nordisk
  • Jean-Yves Wach, Roche
  • Katarzyna Wegner, Ipsen


To manage and implement the Roundtable’s grant program.

Team Folder

DMS: Grants

Team Status

Updated: October 2022


  • 2021 Ignition Grants (4x$25k each) and Targeted Grants (4x$50k each) completed.
  • 2022 Ignition Grants awarded (2x$25k each) by grants subteam. Work yet to initiate.
  • 2022 Targeted Grants awarded (6x$50k each) by focus teams. Work yet to initiate.
  • Grants team agreed to increase the award amount of each grant for 2023
  • $40k/6mo for Ignition, $80k/12mo for Targeted
  • Implementation of DE&I framework developed by ACS


  • Full engagement from roundtable members
  • Utilization of grants team portal on ACS GCIPR site
  • Success tracking – publications that arise from grant funding are not well tracked by the grants team

Activity Snapshot

2020 Targeted Grants Awarded
  • 2023 Grants budget proposed by Grants Team - $450-500k
  • Distribution of Ignition and Targeted grants to be determined
  • Grants Team seeking approval from Roundtable to implement budget changes

Upcoming Projects

  • Begin work on 2022 Ignition and Targeted grants
  • Vote on 2023 targeted grants topics