Process Chemistry covers any process that involves the production or use chemicals and is not limited to reactive chemistries and synthesis. In this workshop we will explain how Process Chemistry encompasses all aspects of the manufacture of raw materials, chemicals, foods, pharmaceuticals and other formulated products and their intermediates from new product research though to quality control. We will cover several strategies used by process chemists to improve chemical processes to allow safe and reliable scale up.

Participants in this workshop will also benefit from two virtual sessions with our experts, where they will be able to ask their questions and explore opportunities to drive innovation in their business using process chemistry.

  • Session 1:

    In this interactive session, our experts will walk you through a practical case study to help you apply your learning for Process Chemistry

  • Session 2:

    During this session, you will meet with our experts to discuss your company, any challenges and innovation priorities. You will get an opportunity to clarify Process Chemistry solutions and discuss how they can be applied to your business. If relevant, we will discuss product specific data requirements and additional support that you could receive from the NextGenChem Hub to continue your innovation journey.

The workshop is organised into 4 units

  • Introduction to Process Chemistry

  • Innovations in Process Chemistry

  • Process Development and Innovation in Advanced Materials

  • Process Chemistry Tools and Techniques

At a glance

Here is a summary of what you can expect from this workshop

  • 5 hours to complete the workshop

  • Practical exercises and case studies

  • Pdf slides to download

  • Free of charge to eligible companies

  • 2 virtual sessions with the NextGenChem scientists & experts

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Innovations in Process Chemistry

    • Initial Knowledge Survey

    • Innovations in Process Chemistry Handout - Introduction

    • Introduction to Innovations in Process Chemistry

  • 2

    Module 1: An Introduction to Process Chemistry

    • Module 1: Part 1 An Introduction to Process Chemistry

    • Module 1: Part 2 Process Chemistry Approaches

    • Module 1: Part 3 Ideal Processes

    • Module 1: Test your knowledge

  • 3

    Module 2: Chemical Processes Innovation

    • Module 2: Part 1 Introduction

    • Module 2: Part 2.1 Iron Catalysis

    • Module 2: Part 2.2 Biocatalysis

    • Module 2: Part 3 Flow Chemistry

    • Module 2: Part 4 Chemistry in Water

    • Module 2: Part 5 Conclusion and Further Reading

    • Module 2: Part 5 References

    • Module 2: Test your Knowledge

  • 4

    Module 3: Process Development and Innovation in Advanced Materials

    • Module 3: Part 1 Introduction

    • Module 3: Part 2 Introduction to Nanomaterial

    • Module 3: Part 2 Introduction to Nanomaterials

    • Module 3: Part 3 Introduction to Biomaterials

    • Module 3: Part 4 Additive Manufacturing

    • Module 3: Part 5 Conclusion

    • Module 3: Test your Knowledge

  • 5

    Module 4: Chemical Process Innovation Tools

    • Module 4: Part 1 Management Tools for Chemical Processes

    • Module 4: Part 2 Practical Tools are Chemical Process Innovation

    • Module 4: Part 3 Environmental Impact Assessment Tools

    • Module 4: Summary

    • Module 4: Test your Knowledge

  • 6


    • Evaluation - Please choose the most appropriate answer to each statement


Managing Chemistry Consultant

Dr Emma Miller

Emma is an experienced PhD chemist with over 15 years' experience in the chemical industry. During this time, she has worked in research and development in the pharmaceuticals and speciality chemicals sectors. Her specialist area is organic chemistry with considerable experience in the characterisation of highly complex materials for regulatory purposes. Emma has played a key technical role in several major biocides projects, in particular those involving in situ generated actives.

Senior Regulatory Consultant

Dr Aiden Robertson

Aiden is an experienced PhD chemist with over 3 years’ experience in chemicals regulation. His specialist area is supramolecular chemistry and solid-state analytical chemistry but his technical experience in both REACH and Biocides means that he has worked with a broad range of organic, inorganic and biological substances, polymers, minerals, petroleum products and formulations.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate process chemistry, where it started and the key aspects involved as well as some highlights from recent discoveries.  
  • Gain thorough understanding of the key objectives of process chemistry and the tools available to support it
  • Be able to review their current chemical processes in a different way and potentially find avenues for improvement previously not considered.  

How you will benefit from this workshop

  • Identify different tools and methods and their pros and cons

  • Understand the ways in which process chemistry can help manage business risk

  • Be aware of best practice in process chemistry

Who should attend this workshop

This workshop series is suitable for any company using chemicals to either manufacture or formulate products. Industries we have worked with include:

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace

  • Electronics

  • Speciality chemicals

  • Paint and coatings

  • Consumer products

Contact us so we can discuss your eligibility to participate in this workshop free of charge.