CATSA2022 Conference

Prof Roger Sheldon

Prof Roger Sheldon

University of the Witwatersrand,
South Africa


Roger Sheldon is a recognised authority on Green Chemistry and Catalysis and is widely known for developing the concept of E factor and atom utilization for assessing environmental impacts of chemical processes. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Biocatalysis Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand (SA). Amongst several awards, he received the RSC 2010 Green

Chemistry Award in recognition of the role that he has played as one of the founding “fathers” of green chemistry and in particular for his work on the development of clean catalytic technologies for waste minimization and elimination of toxic/hazardous materials in chemicals manufacture. He also received the Biocat Lifetime Achievement Award for important and lasting contributions to

biocatalysis and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015 and an Honorary Fellow of the RSC in 2019. He has a Ph.D. from Leicester University (UK) and was at Shell Research Amsterdam (1969- 1980), DSM-Andeno (1980-1990), Professor at Delft University of Technology (NL) (1991-2007), CEO of CLEA Technologies (2006-2015).