Process Chemistry: A Day in the Life

ACS Webinars

Process chemists are responsible for identifying a chemical process that is safe, cost-efficient, and environmentally friendly. How do they do it on a day-to-day basis?

Join ACS Institute Educator Joe Martino, an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Immaculata University, as he walks you through a typical process chemistry challenge and introduces you to concepts including the SELECT paradigm, a comparison of batch versus continuous flow chemistry, retrosynthetic analysis, and an introduction to Design of Experiments (DoE). Register now if you are interested in pursuing process chemistry as a career path, if you are entering into a process chemistry role or if you simply want to find out more about how this discipline combines a blend of theoretical and practical chemistry knowledge.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Assistant Director Bryan Tweedy of the American Chemical Society and is co-produced with the ACS Office of Career and Professional Education.

What You Will Learn

  • A general approach to a typical process chemistry challenge and an appreciation of how process chemistry is impacted by business, economic and government decision making 
  • How to identify a batch chemistry operation vs. a continuous flow operation and how retrosynthetic analysis is applied to process chemistry 
  • An introduction to Design of Experiments (DoE) as a statistical method used to optimize chemical processes

Additional Resources 

  • Process Chemistry: What Is It and How It's Done - ACS Institute In-person Course that gives the participant an overview of the field of process chemistry. Designed for professional chemists at all levels, this course will familiarize the participant with what a process chemist is and how they do it.

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What an attendee said about this ACS Webinar!

I am thrilled to have participated in this great webinar on Process Chemistry. I have gotten an insight on what Process Chemistry is about. It was very educational, inspiring and informative.

Meet the Experts

Joseph A. Martino III
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Immaculata University

Bryan Tweedy
Assistant Director, ACS Education, Office of Career and Professional Education, American Chemical Society

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