Prof. Timothy Noël visited Syncom as part our Dutch Design & Synthesis guest lectures. In his talk, entitled “Engineering of photocatalytic reactions in microreactions: reaction development and scale up” he showed how easily-built flow reactors can be used to carry out otherwise challenging photoredox catalyzed transformations.
Timothy Noël obtained his PhD at the Ghent University under the supervision of Professor Johan Van der Eycken. Afterwards, he was granted a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship with Professor Stephen L. Buchwald at the MIT-Novartis Center for Continuous Manufacturing. Since 2011 he is an assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology.
He has received the Incentive Award for Young Researchers from the Comité de Gestion du Bulletin des Sociétés Chimiques Belges, as well as a VENI and a VIDI award from the NWO. In 2013, he received a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant from the European Union. Since 2015, he coordinates the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN program “Photo4Future” on the development of photoredox catalysis in photomicroreactors.