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Christian Hornung's Biography



Christian Hornung, Director of FloWorks, CSIRO

Christian H. Hornung is a Senior Research Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne, Australia, which he joined in 2010. He received a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany in 2004 and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, UK in 2008, where he worked in the groups of Prof. Malcolm R. Mackley and Prof. Steven V. Ley.

Christian has more than 15 years of experience working in the flow chemistry and reactor technology area on the interface between chemistry and engineering. Christian is the director of FloWorks, CSIRO’s Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry, which is a $ 10M technology transfer facility. The centre provides access to CSIRO’s cutting-edge research into industrial processing for Australian and international chemical manufacturers, with the aim to intensify chemical processes by using state-of-the-art continuous flow technology. Christian’s research interest includes microreactor engineering, additive manufacturing, organic synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis and polymer chemistry.

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3D Printed Reactor Inserts For Heterogeneous Catalysis – New Chemical Manufacturing Solutions

Friday, 15 November 2019 at 09:30

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With a design guided by CFD, 3D-printed from base metals such as stainless steel, and coated with a catalyst using either cold spraying, electroplating or wash coating, catalytic static mixers are used to replace fixed bed columns in continuous flow heterogeneous catalysis. The deposition methods have been optimized in order to minimize catalyst leaching levels, resulting in only ppb levels of catalyst contamination in the product. We have demonstrated the versatility of this technology for gas-liquid hydrogenations in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and related industries.


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