Dr. Christian Holtze, Principal Scientist Flow Chemistry
Corporate Research BASF
Christian Holtze studied Chemical Engineering at Technical University of Berlin and at MIT. He graduated in Physical Chemistry from the Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. He worked on microfluidics during his postdoc at Harvard University and – after joining BASF in 2007 – he collaborated, transferred and implemented microfluidics into BASF’s corporate research with a focus on formulation and screening. Believing in interdisciplinary and holistic product development he led teams of engineers and physical chemists. His interests gradually shifted from microfluidic formulation to flow chemistry. When he assumed the role of BASF’s “Academic Partnership Developer” for the strategic partnership with Imperial College London in 2017, he combined this function with his interest in flow chemistry. Over the last years he has been building a large collaborative and interdisciplinary research partnership with the aim of deploying flow chemistry in a large industrial setting.
This is a hybrid event. You may attend the talk live in person at MSRH, White City, or you can register in advance on Eventbrite to receive a link to the livestream.
In his presentation Christian will discuss:
- The challenges of implementing flow chemistry in the large chemical industry
- The need to develop a seamless R&D-workflow from the first experiments on the lab-scale to taking a qualified investment decision
- Bridging the gaps between Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Digital Methods through academic collaboration
- BASF Research collaborations in Flow Chemistry
- PhD opportunities with BASF