28 March 2023

Factories for the Future

Organised by:

SCI's Fine Chemicals Group and IChemE’s Catalysis and Reaction Engineering group 

School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham

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Synopsis

The manufacture of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals traditionally involves multi-step reactions and physical operations such as mixing, heating, cooling, filtering, drying and tabletting. Scale-up is focussed mainly on bringing the product to the mass market; however, topical issues such as effective use of raw materials and energy, reducing the number of process steps, efficient separations, and lowering carbon emissions also need to be considered.

This one-day meeting will explore how future manufacturing plants will need to evolve as we strive towards net-zero carbon processes and respond to the depletion of traditional resources. Topics will include: multi-step synthesis and reactor design, process integration and control, catalysis and selectivity enhancement, the application of big data and machine learning, atom efficiency, sustainability and robotics.

A mix of keynote, oral and poster presentations will showcase the advances being made in Factories for the Future.


Call for abstracts

Early-career researchers wishing to give a short talk are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract to Prof Joe Wood at j.wood@bham.ac.uk by 16 December 2022 with "Factories for the Future – short talk abstract" in the subject line.

Anyone wishing to present a poster should submit a one-page abstract to Prof Joe Wood at j.wood@bham.ac.uk by 27 January 2023 with " Factories for the Future – poster abstract" in the subject line.


Programme
The programme can be found here.
Venue and Contact

School of Chemical Engineering

University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Joe Wood

Email: j.wood@bham.ac.uk

IChemE email: specialinterestgroups@icheme.org


Fees
More information about fees can be found here.

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