Corning Recognizes Outstanding Work in Continuous Flow Reactors

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Corning Recognizes Outstanding Work in Continuous Flow Reactors

Corning Recognizes Continuous Flow Reactors Work

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Corning Recognizes Outstanding Work in Continuous Flow Reactors
Corning Recognizes Outstanding Work in Continuous Flow Reactors
Corning, NY | Corning Incorporated | May 01, 2018
MIT Professor Klavs Jensen and his research group receive inaugural award

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Professor Klavs Jensen has been awarded the inaugural Corning International Prize for Outstanding Work in Continuous-Flow Reactors and Chemistry for a Greener and Safer World.

Jensen is a distinguished professor of chemical engineering and material science who, along with his team, has made significant advances in academia in the field of microreactors and flow chemistry since 2009 by using Corning® Advanced-Flow™ Reactors. Corning presented the award to Jensen at the eighth annual Corning Reactor Technology Conference in Changzhou, China on March 29.

“No laboratory in the world has done as much to understand and progress advanced-flow reactor (AFR) technology for chemical transformation than the Jensen lab at MIT,” said Yi Jiang, business director, Global Advanced-Flow Reactors, and innovation officer, Corning Greater China. “Professor Jensen and team’s original engineering research on continuous-flow reactors and flow chemistry has provided critical direction to the entire global field. In the process, they introduced a new generation of researchers and scientists to this disruptive technology.”

“I would like to thank Corning for this wonderful award and the members of my research group at MIT for all their contributions,” Jenson said after accepting his award. “Our work on flow chemistry has greatly benefitted from Corning’s AFR technology.” 

Corning’s AFR technology enables the continuous processing of chemicals with a smaller footprint than conventional batch reactors. The company’s reactors are also specially designed to enable the conversion of batch chemical processes to continuous processes. Corning’s reactors provide customers with cost-effective solutions, specialized engineering support, and long-term process expertise.

Compared with traditional batch reactors, Corning’s reactors can enable at least 100 times enhancement in mixing, 1,000 times improvement in heat transfer performance, and seamless, efficient scale-up from the lab to full-scale production of chemicals for the pharmaceutical, specialty, and fine chemical industries.

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