Implementing flow chemistry in multidisciplinary synthesis and catalysis

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Speakers: Timothy Noël, Francesca Paradisi, and Anna Slater | Moderators: T. Dursch, I. Cianchetta, C. DuChane, and M. Muzzio

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Converting bulk processes to flow is central to innovation in chemical and materials synthesis due to inherent advantages in safety, scalability, and sustainability. In this webinar, our three speakers present their latest work on the implementation of flow reactors across a wide range of fundamental and applied research, including photocatalysis, biocatalysis, synthesis, and supramolecular chemistry. After the talks, there will be an interactive and multidisciplinary panel discussion on trends in flow, barriers to entry, and emerging challenges. Noël received his MSc degree from KaHo Sint-Lieven. He then moved to Ghent University for his PhD in synthetic organic chemistry before a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at MIT. He then worked as professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is currently the chair of Flow Chemistry and full professor at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests are flow chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and organic synthesis. Paradisi received her MSc and PhD from the University of Bologna in synthetic organic chemistry and conducted postdoctoral studies in biocatalysis at University College Dublin. Following time at Enzolve Technologies and an academic position at University College Dublin, she moved to the University of Nottingham. In 2019, she became the chair of Sustainable Pharmaceutical Chemistry at University of Bern. Her work focuses on developing sustainable and efficient biotransformations for the synthesis of high-value chemicals. Slater received her PhD in supramolecular chemistry from University of Nottingham in 2011. Following two postdoctoral positions, she took up a Royal Society-EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in 2016 and a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 2021. Exploiting flow processes for enhanced control of chemistry is a central theme of her work. Her research interests include molecular materials, enabling technology and organic synthesis and self-assembly.

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