Green Chemistry Forum 2022

Presenting our team of experienced speakers on the topic of Green Chemistry
Oliver Kappe

Oliver Kappe

Professor at University of Graz

C. Oliver Kappe is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Graz (Austria) and Scientific Director of the Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processing (CC FLOW) at the Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE). He received his diploma- (1989) and his doctoral (1992) degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Graz. After periods of postdoctoral research work on reactive intermediates and matrix isolation spectroscopy at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia (1993-1994) and on synthetic methodology/alkaloid synthesis at Emory University in Atlanta, USA (1994-1996), he moved back to the University of Graz in 1996 to start his independent academic career. He obtained his "Habilitation" in 1998 in organic chemistry and was appointed Associate Professor in 2000.

In 2011 he was appointed Full Professor of "Technology of Organic Synthesis" at the University of Graz. He has spent time as visiting scientist/professor at e.g. the Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, USA, Professor K. Barry Sharpless, 2003), the Toyko Institute of Technology (Toyko, Japan, Professor T. Takahashi, 2008), the Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Orlando, USA, 2010) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013-2015).

The co-author of close to 500 publications, his current research interests involve process intensification technologies including continuous flow chemistry, in particular related to the continuous manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs). Professor Kappe is a leading expert in the fields of microwave and flow chemistry and has led multimillion Euro research consortia in these areas. He is currently the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Flow Chemistry and has received several international awards for his research work. He has an extensive experience in teaching short courses and is active as consultant.