Recorded Presenter Bios

Recorded Presenter Bios

Dr. Andrea Adamo

CEO and founder, Zaiput Flow Technologies

Dr. Andrea Adamo, CEO and founder of Zaiput Flow Technologies, is an engineer and entrepreneur with extensive experience in the development of innovative solutions in the context of fluid flows. Dr. Adamo holds a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy in addition to a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also awarded the Fulbright Scholarship. After completing his graduate studies, Dr. Adamo joined the laboratory of Prof. Klavs Jensen, first as Postdoctoral Associate and then as a Research Associate. In the Jensen group he worked on different applications of microfluidics, microchemistry and flow chemistry. He had a key design role in the context of the Pharmacy on Demand and Molecules on Demand projects sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Dr. Adamo developed the technology at the core of Zaiput, he currently serves as the Innovation Advisor at Snapdragon Chemistry.

Dr. Julien Freudenreich

Research Scientist, Oril Industrie

Dr. Julien Freudenreich is currently Research Scientist in Flow Chemistry at the chemical innovative technologies department from ORIL (Servier). After graduating with a Master of Engineering specialized in organic chemistry at the University of Strasbourg (ECPM), he completed his studies in 2012 with a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry in the group of Prof. Georg Süss-Fink from the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Then, since 2013, he worked as PostDoctoral Research Assistant in synthetic organic chemistry in the group of Prof. David R. Spring at the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom) before to join Servier in 2018. As Research Scientist at Servier, he is in charge to develop flow processes for the synthesis of APIs and pharmaceutical intermediates. These flow processes are from small scale synthesis up to pilot plant manufacturing.

Dr. Guillaume Gauron

EMEA Technical Sales Manager, Corning Reactor Technologies

After earning his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Orsay University Paris XI in 2007, Guillaume worked as an R&D chemist at Cis Bio from 2008 to 2014 before joining Corning Reactor Technologies as an application engineer. In 2018, Guillaume accepted the role of EMEA Technical Sales Manager.

Dr. Dirk Hütten

Senior Director Business Development, Raybow PharmaScience

Dr. Dirk Hütten holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cologne, Germany. He has more than 20 years of experience in global sales and marketing alongside the supply chain of pharmaceuticals and APIs including positions at GSK, Altana and PharmaZell. In 2019, he joined Raybow PharmaScience as Senior Director Business Development. In addition, Dirk is passionate about high performance sailing.

Dr. Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu

Associate Professor, University of Liège

Dr. Jean-Christophe M. Monbaliu is currently Associate Professor at the University of Liège (Belgium) and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Flow Chemistry. He is heading the Center for Integrated Technology and Organic Synthesis (CiTOS, www.citos.uliege.be), the first European Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactor qualified lab. His research interests revolve around synthetic organic chemistry but are multidisciplinary in essence. They aim at (a) designing cheaper and more efficient routes for the preparation of high value-added chemicals such as active pharmaceutical ingredients, (b) accelerating the transition from petrobased to biobased strategies and (c) developing efficient processes with a lower environmental impact.

Trevor Murray

Sales Engineering Director, Zaiput Flow Technologies

Trevor Murray is the Sales Engineering Director at Zaiput Flow Technologies, an MIT spinout, that is leading innovation in flow chemistry and continuous processing – two up and coming trends in the pharmaceutical industry. Trevor joined Zaiput as an application engineer in 2018 and has since led Zaiput’s sales and business development efforts. He works with scientists and engineers from many of the top pharmaceutical companies around the world to help them implement continuous separation technology to enable new chemistries and improve their current processes. Trevor graduated from Northeastern University in 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering. While a student, Trevor held positions at multiple biotech companies, focusing on novel drug delivery, process design and optimization.

Dr. Ancuta Musina

Application Engineer, Corning Reactor Technologies

After graduating with her masters in Chemical Engineering from the University Politehnica of Bucharest in 2012, Anca worked as an R&D Engineer in the development of new processes using chelating resins. In 2014, she started her PhD in parallel and graduated in 2019. In 2018, Anca joined Corning as an Application Engineer for the Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactors business.

Dr. Philippe Roth

Application Engineer, Corning Reactor Technologies

After graduating with a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Oxford University in 2014, Philippe worked as an R&D scientist in agrochemistry and then as an analytic chemist in pharmaceutical companies before joining Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactors as an Application Engineer in 2018.

Jerry Salan

Chief Executive Officer, Nalas Engineering

Jerry Salan is a chemical engineer with expertise in chemical process development in the pharmaceutical and specialty chemical industries. Jerry leads a team of chemists and chemical engineers at Nalas Engineering Services, Inc.

Alessandra Vizza

Regional Business Director, Corning Reactor Technologies

Alessandra Vizza is the Regional Business Director for the Advanced-Flow™ Reactors business at Corning. She has been with the company for the last ten years, working first as Application Engineer ensuring technical contact with customers, being in charge of installations and applications.

She later took over a Commercial Manager role for EMEA and NSA regions. Then, she moved to her current role ensuring the business continuity for Advanced-Flow™ Reactors. She has experience in the technical application of Corning's Advanced-Flow™ Reactors as well on market strategy and business development.

Over the course of her career in flow technology, Alessandra has been co-author of several articles and provided several talks and workshops and also built collaborations with several Academic and Service companies. She is focusing her activity on the successful implementation of industrial cases.

Prior to Corning, Alessandra Vizza was working in the field of food plants as R&D engineer. She earned a masters degree in Food & Technology from Università Statale di Milano.

Dr. Jason Williams

Principal Scientist, Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering

Jason Williams is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processing (CC FLOW), based in Graz (Austria). He completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry (2014) at the University of Sheffield (UK), with a year industrial experience in medicinal chemistry at AstraZeneca. This was followed by a PhD on the GlaxoSmithKline/University of Strathclyde collaborative PhD Programme, under the supervision of Prof. Billy Kerr, working on novel amidation methods enabled by new synthetic technologies such as flow and photochemistry. Since 2018, Jason has worked in the Kappe group as part of CC FLOW, where his research interests are based in the area of flow photochemistry as well as PAT and process control in flow.

Mr. Marc Winter

Senior Application Engineer, Corning Reactor Technologies

Marc Winter is an expert in the industrialization of flow processes. He works as Senior Application Engineer in Corning's Advanced-Flow™ Reactor business since 2007 and leads the Application Engineering Team. He has already conducted many successful projects helping international customers to move to continuous production. Among the most notable ones, he supported a customer in setting up a large scale nitration under cGMP conditions for a pharmaceutical production. Additionally to his every day task in assisting customers, he is coauthor of scientific articles, has submitted patents in the field of micro-reactors and flow chemistry and has presented results on scientific conferences. Before joining Corning he gathered international experience by working in small and large sized companies in industries like energy, food, automotive and pharma. Marc Winter holds an engineering degree in chemical and process engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Aachen (Germany).

Dr. Kejun Wu

Professor, Zhejiang University

Dr. Kejun Wu obtained his Bachelor degree in 2007 and PhD degree in 2012 from Zhejiang University, China, both in Chemical Engineering. He joined Zhejiang University as a ZJU100 Young Professor in 2021. Previously he worked as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at University of Leeds, UK. His current research interests are primarily directed at the application of microreaction technology for the synthesis and manipulation of nanomaterials.