– Collaborative International Research Programme: University of Strathclyde (Glasgow), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
– University of Strathclyde, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallization (CMAC), Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD, United Kingdom

Poster:  Process Modelling and Optimisation of Continuous Chiral Resolution by Integration of Membrane and Crystallisation Technologies

Jose Capdevila-Echeverria was born in Lleida (Spain). He completed his BSc in Chemistry in University of Barcelona, MSci in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Chemical Institute of Sarrià (Barcelona), and has an MBA from Open University of Catalonia. He showed academic interests related to materials science, organic chemistry, chemical engineering, data science, project management, and business administration.

He was trained in a combination of academic and industrial research and business skills from his experiences in Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Germany), Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Spain), Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia from the Spanish National Research Council (Spain), Ferrer HealthTech (Spain), CaixaBank (Spain), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China), and CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub (United Kingdom).

He is currently pursuing his PhD in Chemical Engineering in CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub (University of Strathclyde), under the supervision of Prof. Joop H. ter Horst. His PhD project is an international collaboration among CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub (United Kingdom), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong, China). It aims at combining and integrating membrane and crystallisation technologies to develop continuous chiral resolution processes.

Interdisciplinary Research Center for Catalytic Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Poster: Immobilized Rose Bengal as a Highly Active and Durable Heterogeneous Sensitizer for Continuous-flow Photooxidative Reactions

Koichiro Masuda received B.Sc. in chemistry and M.Sc. in chemistry from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2010 and 2012, respectively. I then received my Ph. D. in Science in 2015 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Shu Kobayashi in the same institute. During Ph. D., I developed a new quantitative technique to analyze heterogeneous reaction mixture in real time by using mass spectrometry. I was working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Tokyo and currently am in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) from this April. My current interests are continuous flow technique as a novel synthetic methodology for the facile preparation of complex molecules, and immobilized photocatalysts and acid/base catalysts for C-C bond forming reactions.

SynBioC Research Group, Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

Poster: Circumventing the use of molecular bromine by performing electrophilic bromination reactions in continuous flow

Reinout Van Kerrebroeck (1994) obtained his master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering, Chemistry and Bioprocess Technology in 2016 at Ghent University. He then started working on a PhD in the SynBioC research group under the guidance of Prof. Christian V. Stevens (SynBioC, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering). His PhD focusses on improving the safety and sustainability of halogenation reactions by performing them in continuous flow, but he is also involved in several other projects, mostly also concerning continuous flow.