Pre Conference Seminar Day

Tuesday, August 24 2021

10:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Flow Chemistry Innovation in AgBio

10:10 am Flow Chemistry in the Agrochemical Industry


• Details coming soon

10:40 am Making Flow Chemistry Ready for Deployment in the Large Chemical Industry

  • Christian Holtze Senior Engineer - Research, Flow Chemistry & Academic Partnership Developer, BASF


• Introducing the challenges of implementing flow chemistry in the large chemical industry
• Developing a seamless R&D-workflow from the first experiments on the lab-scale to taking a qualified investment decision
• Bridging the gaps between chemistry, chemical engineering and digital methods through academic collaboration

11:10 am Virtual Speed Networking


Get matched with a fellow attendee or speaker for an introductory chat – click to exchange virtual business cards and expand your flow chemistry network

11:40 am Morning Coffee Break

Breaking Down Barriers for Collaboration

12:10 pm Interactive Discussion: Industry to Industry Translation


• What can be gained from collaboration between industries in the implementation of Flow Chemistry
• Why have some sectors been slower to adopt than others
• How does the regulatory landscape differ regarding quality control
• How does different profit margins between sectors affect approach to flow

12:50 pm Networking Lunch

Exothermic Control in Explosives

1:30 pm Synthesis of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) Using Flow Chemistry

  • Dimitris Kyprianou Scientific Project Officer, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission


• Background: the need to apply flow chemistry for synthesis of energetic materials linked to JRC’s activities
• Challenges and issues faced during the initial stages of flow chemistry application to the synthesis of explosives
• Flow chemistry based processes development for synthesis of energetic materials, including the 2,4,6 – TNT synthesis
• Advantages of the TNT synthesis flow based method v described batch methods

Implementation in the World of Technology

2:30 pm Afternoon Break

Diversity in Flow Chemistry

3:00 pm Women in Chemistry and Engineering Panel Discussion

  • Kimberly Ellis Scientist I, Integrated Drug Substance Development , Codiak BioSciences
  • Jennifer Groh Associate Sr Consultant Engineer Synthetic Molecule Design and Development, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Naomi Briggs Vice President Research & Development , On Demand Pharmaceuticals


• Enhancing the feeder pool for recruitment: Training, nurturing, and recruiting diverse talent early on
• Supporting and developing individuals to ensure success and retention: Mentorship programs and more
• Actionable goals that your community can work to, to achieve inclusive cultures in your chemistry and engineering team, how to quantify your progress and keep track of goals

3:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

4:00 pm Close of Seminar Day