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Volume 40, Issue 3


The Future of the Chemical Sciences

Preparing for an Uncertain Future

Alejandra Palermo
Published Online: 2018-08-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0303


Today’s world is characterised by turbulencewithanincreasing uncertainty in the global economy and in social and political relations.Scientific, social and technological trends are rapidly changing the way we live and work. These not only affect the nature and practice of chemistry, but also the roles that chemists play. With this in mind, the Royal Society of Chemistry launched the Future of the Chemical Sciences initiative to assess how the chemical sciences may evolve over the next ten to twenty years and the possible consequences for the community and society at large.

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Alejandra Palermo

Alejandra Palermo < > FRSC, Senior Manager, External Relations, Royal Society of Chemistry—is a chemical engineer with a PhD in Materials Science. Her independent academic career began as Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering in Argentina, before joining Cambridge University under a Royal Society Visiting Fellowship.

Published Online: 2018-08-06

Published in Print: 2018-07-01

Citation Information: Chemistry International, Volume 40, Issue 3, Pages 4–6, ISSN (Online) 1365-2192, ISSN (Print) 0193-6484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2018-0303.

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