13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering and 6th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology



Strategies to reduce CO2 emissions in the chemical industry
Dr. Martin Brudermüller,
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and CTO, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/D

The chemical industry has a vital role to play in the climate discussion. On the one hand, chemical products are essential to many low-carbon technologies. On the other hand, chemical production is energy and CO2-intensive and the processes have been optimized for many decades. Therefore, BASF has launched a comprehensive Carbon Management Program and pursues a multi-pronged approach to cut its emissions significantly. The challenges and opportunities of this transformation will be presented and discussed.



Dr. Luisa Freitas Dos Santos,
Vice President Clinical Supply Chain (R&D), GlaxoSmithKline plc., Brentford/UK
Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng)

Luisa Freitas dos Santos is chemical engineer with over 23 years’ experience in pharmaceutical drug development including process chemistry, particle sciences, process engineering, analytical sciences, discovery and clinical supply chain. She has led eight different R&D groups in five countries delivering multidisciplinary research with high impact both within GSK and across the sector. She graduated from Imperial College and The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a GSK Senior Fellow.



From deterministic chaos in multiphase reactors to (total chaos in) politics
Prof. Jiří Drahoš,
Senator of the Czech Parliament, Prague, CR

The personal story of a chemical engineer who spent most of his research life in the field of hydrodynamics of multiphase chemical reactors, chaired the European Federation of Chemical Engineering and the Czech Academy of Sciences, ran for president of the Czech Republic, and currently serves as the Chair of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Czech Senate. The presentation looks at how an engineering background helps making good decisions for the society.




as confimed of December 2020

Organiser and Contact


Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25
60486 Frankfurt am Main

13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering

Matthias Neumann
+49 69 7564-254

6th European Congress of Applied Biotechnology

Silke Rumpf-Kwasniok
+49 69 7564-280

Exhibition and Sponsoring

Barbara Feisst
+49 (0)69 7564-333


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