Rome 2015 Program

March 23-25, 2015, University of Washington Rome Center, Conference Room

Piazza del Biscione 95, Rome, Italy 00186

Benefactor: MarqMetrix

Sponsored by:  UOP / Honeywell,, CPAC, APL, MK Optimization and Control, Nano Coordinates, Rollo Agro Enterprises, and Art Photonics

Monday, March 23, Conference Room, 1st Floor


12:30
  • Registration Opens
13:15
  • Introduction
  • Mel Koch, CPAC/APL, University of Washington, USA
13:30
  • Welcome from the US Embassy in Rome, Italy

Day One "Intensified Process Design and Sustainability via Technology Developments"

13:45

  • Renewable Fuels and Petrochmicals - and the Role pf Molecule Management.
  • Kurt VandenBussche, UOP Honeywell, USA (presented by Ray Chrisman, MK Optimization and Control, USA)

14:25

  • Novel Process Windows and End-To-End Process Design – Substantial Cost Reduction and Environmental Benefit Ask for Leaving Common Grounds.
  • Volker Hessel, Einhoven University, Netherlands

15:05

  • The Changing Face of Flow Chemistry:  From Micro Reactors to Continuous Production.
  • Paul Watts, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

15:35

  • Break

15:55

  • University of Washington Rome Center Welcome.
  • Sheryl Brandalik, Director, and Introduction of Participants

16:10

  • Case Study, Need for Process Monitoring for Process Control.
  • Giuseppe Caire, Infineum Italia, Italy (tbc)

16:35

  • Pilot Scale Non-Conventional Reactors for Chemical Process Intensification: Recent Advances and Case Studies.
  • Giancarlo Cravotto, Dept of Pharmaceutical Scince and Technology and NIS - Center for Nanstructured Interfaces and Surfaces, U Turin, Italy.  ESS President (European Society of Sonochemistry)

17:00

  • Discussion: Ray Chrisman, MK Optimization and Control, USA

17:30

  • Con Apertivo, UW Rome Center, Apartment 422, 4th Floor

Tuesday, March 24, Conference Room, 1st Floor

Day Two  AM "Utilizing Developments in Continuous Process Units - Process Control, Sampling, and Sensing"

9:15

  • Introduction
  • Mel Koch, CPAC/APL, University of Washington, USA

9:20

  • Developing Multi-Step Chemical Synthesis Using Micro-Reactors.
  • Frank Gupton, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Tyler McQuade, Florida State University, USA

10:00

  • Developing Process Control for Flow Chemical Reactions - Using Unique Approaches to Sampling, Sensing, and Data Handling
  • Brian Marquardt, CPAC/APL, University of Washington, and MarqMetrix, USA

10:35

  • Break

11:05

  • Choosing the Right Reactors for the Right Reactions: Implementing Flow Processes in Production Environments.
  • Peter Poechlauer and Kai Dombach, DSM, Austria

11:35

  • Following Successful Reactions There is a Need for Separation and Puification.    
  • Ray Chrisman, MK Optimization and Control, USA

 

 

12:05

  • Lunch, Da Pancrazio, Palazzo Pio, Ground Floor

Day Two  PM "Process Unit Operations –  Reaction, Separation, and Purification "

13:45

  • Micro-structured Flow Reactors as a Versatile Lab-Tool for Two and Three- Phase Reactions.
  • Claude de Bellefon, University of Lyon, France

14:05

  • Micro-Extruder Technology Developments for Solids Handling.
  • Simone Maccagnan, GIMAC, Italy

14:35

  • Process Intensification via Integrated Separation Technology.
  • Ludo Diels, VITO, Belgium

15:15

  • Break

15:40

  • Flow Chemistry using Microchemical Systems for Sustainable Fine Chemicals, Materials, Natural Products, and Pharmaceuticals.
  • Ryan Hartman, University of Alabama, USA

16:05

  • Control Technologies for PAT / QbD and Process Improvements.
  • Marco Banti, ABB, Italy (tbc))

16:30

  • Discussion

17:30

  • Reception Con Apertivo, UW Rome Center, Apartment 422

Wednesday, March 25, Conference Room, 1st Floor

Day Three “Solution Providers”

9:00

  • Introduction, Mel Koch, CPAC/APL, University of Washington, USA

9:10

  • Nonequilibrium Processing of Gases and Materials to Improve.  Energy Efficiency and Selectivity.
  • Richard van de Sanden, Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER), Netherlands.

9:40

  • Development of Online Analysis for the Optimisation of Automated Flow.
  • Richard Bourne and Nicholas Holmes, Institute for Process Research and Development, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, U Leeds, UK

10:05

  • Spectral Fiber Sensors to Enable Industrial Solutions for Customized Process-Control.
  • Slava Artyushenko, art photonics, GmbH, Berlin, Germany

10:30

  • Break

 

 

11:00

  • Microfluidics and Chemistry.
  • Valentina Arima, NNR,(Nanotechnology Center), Lecce, Italy

11:25

  • Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Process and Product Monitoring.
  • Michael McCarthy, U California at Davis, USA

11:50

  • Recent Advances in the Generation and Purification of Compound Libraries In Continuous Flow.
  • Vincenzo Fusillo, UK

12:15

       tba

12:40

  • Lunch on your own

 

 

14:30

  • Immobilization of Micro-Organisms for Process Applications.
  • Ameen Razavi, Microvi, USA (tbc)


14:55

       tba

14:55

  • Wireless Sensor Platforms.
  • Brian Otis,Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, USA (tbc)

16:10

  • Final Discussion and Action Plans

16:30

  • Conclusion of Rome Workshop

17:00

  • Informal Reception, UW Rome Center, Apartment 422, 4th Floor