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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Summit 2022

Milad Abolhasani's Biography

Milad Abolhasani, Associate Professor , North Carolina State University

Milad Abolhasani is an Associate Professor and a University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2014. Prior to joining NC State University, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT (2014-2016). Dr. Abolhasani leads a diverse research group that studies flow chemistry strategies tailored towards accelerated development and manufacturing of advanced functional materials and molecules using autonomous robotic experimentation. Dr. Abolhasani has received numerous awards and fellowships, including NSF CAREER Award, AIChE 35 Under 35, Dreyfus Award for Machine Learning in the Chemical Sciences & Engineering, I &EC Research 2021 Class of Influential Researchers, ACS-PRF Doctoral New Investigator Award, AIChE Futures Scholar, The John C. Chen Young Professional Leadership Scholarship (AIChE), and Emerging Investigator recognition from Lab on a Chip, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, and Journal of Flow Chemistry.

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Flow Chemistry: A Sustainable Voyage through the Chemical Universe en route to Smart Manufacturing

Friday, 18 March 2022 at 11:30

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Due to pressing negative environmental impacts, raw material shortages, and vulnerabilities in chemical supply chains, it has become increasingly important to improve the adaptability as well as the energy, time, and material efficiency of each step of the chemical process life cycle. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted many of these issues, as the world became acutely aware of supply-chain dependencies which are vulnerable to regional catastrophes. Modular distributed manufacturing approaches have the potential to withstand these disruptions through risk diversification. In addition, reconfigurable chemical manufacturing systems are amenable to pivoting chemical production to address changing market demands. This seminar will focus on how flow chemistry technologies can enable the realization of these new paradigms and meet the demands of the next generation of modular, accessible, and sustainable chemical and materials research, development, and manufacturing. First, I will discuss how convergence of process intensification and chemical synthesis with artificial intelligence can accelerate navigation through chemical universe of advanced functional materials and molecules toward smart manufacturing. Next, I will present a self-driving laboratory for on-demand synthesis and scalable manufacturing of energy-relevant materials. Finally, I will present the unique reconfigurability aspect of flow chemistry to close the scale gap in chemical and materials research through facile switching from the reaction exploration/exploitation to production mode.

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