«Self Optimisation in Flow Chemistry»

This talk will focus on the development of automated continuous flow systems. In particular recent research on self-optimising systems where the reactor and its process control instrumentation become an autonomous unit into which the reactants are pumped, and from which products emerge with optimize

This talk will focus on optimisation of multiple unit operations including optimisation of telescoped reactions and reaction followed by continuous work-up. I will also explore the use of algorithms capable of optimising the trade-off between conflicting objectives such as yield and reactor productivity.

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Holmes N; Akien GR; Savage RJD; Stanetty C; Baxendale IR; Blacker AJ; Taylor BA; Woodward RL; Meadows RE; Bourne RA, React. Chem. Eng., 1 (1), pp. 96-100.

Richard A. Bourne is currently a Professor of Digital Chemical Manufacturing at the University of Leeds. He completed a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Martyn Poliakoff, CBE, FRS. He is now a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair working on the development of new sustainable processes with focus on continuous flow routes to pharmaceutical and fine chemical products. Our group is based within the Institute of Process Research and Development (IPRD) at the University of Leeds, a joint institute between Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. Research is supported by EPSRC, Catalysis Hub, Dial-A-Molecule, Horizon 2020 Funding (ProPAT and IbD), AstraZeneca, UCB Pharma, Syngenta, Royal Academy of Engineering and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories.

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Richard Bourne, University of Leeds (UK)

Richard Bourne, University of Leeds (UK)

Professor of Digital Chemical Engineering