Let’s learn about our new microreactor to be designed for precise chemical syntheses towards novel drugs, pharmaceuticals, or biomolecules. Our unique approach enables universal and scalable processes with high control over reaction conditions in small volumes.
Developing a new type of the optically controlled chemical microreactor is the goal of the ReaCtor project under the EIC Pathfinder program funded by the European Innovation Council. The EIC Pathfinder program supports the exploration of ideas for radically new technologies and funds interdisciplinary, high-risk, high-return scientific collaborations that support technological breakthroughs. It underpins visionary thinking that can open promising paths to powerful new technologies.
The role of Łukasiewicz – IMiF researchers (Prof. Ryszard Buczyński, Ph.D., Eng. Rafał Kasztelanic, Dariusz Pysz, Ph.D., Adam Filipkowski, Ph.D., Grzegorz Stępniewski, Ph.D.) is to design and build optical fiber-based coupling system to deliver light into the microreactor. The team will work on the development of new optical fibers and a system for light-driven syntheses. Our researchers will also participate in the construction of the demonstrator of the microreactor and determine the optical parameters crucial for its operation.
The rest of the interdisciplinary project team consists of researchers from Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. The project leader is Dr. Michael Steinke from Leibniz University Hannover.
Thanks to the joint effort of prof. Buczyński and the team of the Commercialization Department, we have obtained a grant of value over EUR 600,000 for this project.