SCS Seminar on Flow Chemistry 2024

The SCS Seminars are three-days education seminars that focus on topics that are relevant for the Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical industry but are not enough considered during the academic education at universities.

This seminar focused on relevant issues of flow chemistry such as

  • Batch to flow
  • Flow reaction optimization
  • Safety issues
  • Scaling up
  • Reactors and reactor design


Target audience

The event targeted PhD students, Postdocs as well as junior scientists from industry and was led by senior scientists and designated experts from academia and industry.
Active participation was key for all attendees. A good mix between

  • theoretical lectures,
  • reports of concrete projects from industry,
  • interactive workshops/panel discussions and
  • short presentations by participants
  • will guarantee a maximum of impact. Each participant brought along a specific challenge out of his daily lab work and presented poster of his/her current work.


Each participant had to…

  • submit a short abstract of his current lab work while registration.
  • present a poster (format A0) in the evening poster session,
  • acquire a basic knowledge of flow chemistry beforehand in order to benefit optimally from the course.
    Recommended luterature:
    Flow Chemistry, Volume 1: Fundamentals’; F. Darvas, G. Dorman, V. Hessel 
    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Flow Chemistry‘; M. B. Plutschack, B. Pieber, K. Gilmore, P. H. Seeberger
  • consider one step of a synthesis, the preparation of a compound or a process that can be discussed for application in flow chemistry during the workshops.


Each participant got a certification showing the discussed and the acquired competences.

Information / Warning to be careful

To all participants, speakers and invited guests:
Please note that requests for any organizational issues will only be made by OC members of the event or the SCS Head Office ( We do not collaborate with travel agencies that claim to book travel and accommodation on our behalf. In case of any uncertainty, please contact and make sure that there is no fraudulent activity going on.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Marc-André Müller, Solvias
Prof. Roger Marti, HEIA Fribourg
Dr. Claudio Battilocchio, Syngenta

Symposium Sekretariat

Swiss Chemical Society
+41 31 306 92 92