International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Walter Torres Ideas Activities
  • PhD, Universidad del Valle
    Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Email
    Tel 57-2-3212148
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Universidad del Valle
    SACA, Soluciones analiticas, Clinicas y Ambientales
    Clemson University
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
  • Web Site:




Visita nuestro portal si quieres colocar un comentario, subir un video o participar en nuestro grupo de discusion o en concursos. (Disponible dsde finales de marzo 2011).


I am a faculty member at the Chemistry Department, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia and the scientific advisor to Soluciones Analiticas, Clinicas y Ambientales, SACA (, a consulting agency and analytical laboratory based in Cali. Also, I am an adjunct associate professor at the Chemical and Biomolecular Department, Clemson University, SC 29634, USA.

Together with other faculty and students from Univesidad del Valle and other institutions in South West Colombia, we are putting together, a website dedicated to inform about IYC related activities programmed in this side of the world throughout the year. will be available by the end of March 2011.

Want to post a comment, spread the news about your IYC initiatives (anywhere in the world), upload your video, participate in our discussion group, take one of our chemistry trivia quizzes or just hang out? You are welcome to join us.

For more info, please contact me at

or at