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Reaction kinetics training for pharmaceutical process chemists/engineers

  • 1.  Reaction kinetics training for pharmaceutical process chemists/engineers

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 04-24-2019 13:55
    Hi all

    I am looking to identify a course on chemical kinetics and reaction engineering suitable for a mixed group of process chemists and engineers working within the pharmaceutical industry (small molecule chemical development). The course could be online but in-person instructor-led is preferred. An ideal course would include both introductory college-level kinetic principles as well as specific and actionable training that can be readily applied to active programs.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this!

    Chris

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    Christopher Mitchell
    Scientist
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Cambridge MA
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  • 2.  RE: Reaction kinetics training for pharmaceutical process chemists/engineers

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 04-25-2019 05:35
    Hi Chris,

    I have worked for a number of years with chemical reaction kinetics and chemical reactors. I have also been an instructor in college level courses on the subject.

    I believe an instructor led course is the best. For the pharmaceutical industry  could you describe the type of reactors  which are likely to be of importance.   Also of note is the expected class size.

    Best regards

    Ash Khan (PhD)
    Physical Modelling Group
    RMIT University, Australia

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    Ashfaq Khan
    Research Engineer
    RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, 124 La Trobe Street
    Victoria
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  • 3.  RE: Reaction kinetics training for pharmaceutical process chemists/engineers

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 04-26-2019 10:38
    Hello Chris,

    I am the program director at my school for our professional master’s program in industrial and process chemistry. In this program I along with an industrial colleague teach a course titled “Chemical Reactors and Separation Processes.” The first half (7 weeks) of the course is devoted to reaction kinetics and chemical reactors. We cover things that you are looking for.

    In addition, every spring semester since 2012 I have taught an undergraduate level course in kinetics and reaction engineering. Moreover, before coming to academia, I spent a couple of years in the pharmaceutical industry doing product development work that involved among other things dissolution kinetics and mass transfer.

    If you are looking for someone to teach a two- to three-day workshop on chemical reaction kinetics and engineering, I can very easily tailor all the materials and past experiences I have into an appropriate format. Just shoot me an email (ledesme@stthom.edu)

    Cheers,
    Elmer

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    Elmer Ledesma
    Associate Professor
    Program Director
    Industrial and Process Chemistry
    University of St. Thomas
    Houston, TX

    ledesme@stthom.edu




  • 4.  RE: Reaction kinetics training for pharmaceutical process chemists/engineers

    SENIOR MEMBER
    Posted 04-27-2019 08:55
    I have been following this discussion. Reaction kinetics is a highly diversified subject. You have separate treatment for homogeneous/heterogeneous (gas-iquid,gas-liquid-solid, gas-solid) reactions. For the latter you can get the details in my book: Multiphase Reactor Design (John Wiley). Please let me know if you need anything further.

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    Vishwas Pangarkar PhD
    Retired Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Mumbai, India.
    Currently: Independent Chemical Engineering Academic/Professional.
    Nasik-422013, India.
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