Author Archives: Leen Schellekens

Improve Organic Synthesis in 4 Ways

After writing last week regarding recent advances to improve chemical development in the pharmaceutical industry, there were a lot of discussions about the top 4 ways to improve organic synthesis. Continue reading

VisiMix Conference: Influence of Mixing in Your Process

Last week, I attended the VisiMix International Conference in Boston, MA.  Held at the Colonnade Hotel, the conference focused on the influence of mixing unit operations in your process and featured presentations by well-respected leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries on topics including: Continue reading


“不幸的是,我们的强放热反应不总是容易处理”,Hexion™特种化学品的工艺过程优化与安全主任Günter Reinsch先生这样说到。 Continue reading

Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium

My colleague, Rodrigo Maciel, and I had the opportunity to attend the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium October 26 to 28 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  This process safety conference had about 400 attendees, which included representation from government agencies (OSHA, Chemical Safety Board), Chemical Engineering Professors from around the globe, Safety Consultants, and Process Safety Managers and Scientists from Petrochemical and Chemical companies.  The event featured 106 presentations and 20 exhibitors. Continue reading

Fundamentals of Process Scale-Up

On November 25 and November 26, Dr. Reinaldo (Ray) Machado of rm2 technologies will conduct a two-day Fundamentals of Scale-up Workshop.  This advanced process scale-up training will be held at the Ramada Powai in Mumbai, India. Continue reading

21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE): June 13th – 16th, 2010, Philadelphia, USA


Independence Hall in Philadelphia

In 2 weeks I will be attending the 21st International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE) where the theme will be “Addressing resource sustainability, environmental and life science challenges with Chemical Reaction Engineering”

“Meeting the world’s demands for energy, food, water and medicine – in a sustainable way, while protecting the environment – requires development of new technologies and advanced materials. The theme of this symposium is to capture the essential role that chemical reaction engineering plays in addressing these challenges. The symposium will feature communications of recent research on CRE fundamentals, enabling technologies, and advanced materials such as catalysts, membranes and solar cells.”

– From the website of the 21st ISCRE Conference.

Looking at the agenda, It surprised me to see in how many different areas chemical reaction engineering and new technologies play a crucial role in addressing the challenges of sustainability, energy independence, and environmental stewardship. I look forward to learning more at the 21st ISCRE Conference.

Leen Schellekens