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Solvay Workshop on
"Chemical reactions and separation in flows"

Brussels, 19 - 21 April 2017 (ULB - Campus Plaine - Solvay Room)

Chemical reactions and separation processes taking place in flows underlie many applications in environmental and industrial applications. The main ambition of this meeting is to bring together internationally acclaimed experts as well as young researchers, in order to share the latest experimental and theoretical developments in those fields. The objective will be to understand how flow conditions can be used to optimize the efficiency of reactions and of separation techniques but also how chemical reactions can tune flow and mixing properties. Emphasis will be put on the physical laws governing the micro- and nanoscale and the latest advancements in modelling fundamentals. The workshop will consist of a series of short sessions whose topics will cover chemo-hydrodynamics, microfluidics, environmental flows, simulations and modeling, multiphase flows, new reactors and bio-inspired systems, etc. Participants will discuss in a prestigious, yet relaxing atmosphere, ensuring great opportunities for networking with leading scientists from a broad range of complementary research areas.



Bob Austin (Princeton University, USA)

Henrik Bruus (DTU, Denmark)

Lee Cronin (Glasgow University, UK)

Renaud Denoyel (Université d’Aix-Marseille, France)

Jan Eijkel (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

Jens Harting (Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)

Ruben Juanes (MIT, USA)

Simon Kuhn (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Tanguy Le Borgne (Université de Rennes 1, France)


Linda Luquot (Université de Montpellier, France)

Andreas Manz (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)

Jean-Christophe Monbaliu (University of Liège, Belgium)

Nicole Pamme (University of Hull, UK)

Andrzej Stankiewicz (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Oliver Steinbock (Florida State University, USA)

Yutaka Sumino (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)

Jan Vermant (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

David Weitz (Harvard University, USA)

Andrew Woods (BP Institute, Cambridge, UK)

Scientific & Organising Committee

Gert Desmet (VUB, Belgium)

Anne De Wit (ULB, Belgium)

Fabian Brau (ULB, Belgium)

Wim De Malsche (VUB, Belgium)

Laurence Rongy (ULB, Belgium)

Practical information for attendees

Fee and registration



Name badges and WIFI codes will be distributed on site on Wednesday 19 April from 8:45 a.m.

Contributed talks and poster session

Applications for short contributed oral talks pertaining to the above-mentioned subjects will be considered.

A poster session will also be held around a selection of the finest Belgian beers and cheeses!

A one-page abstract of the proposed contribution should be sent as a PDF file to Fabian Brau by email 

at the address, before February 12, 2017. Please indicate whether you would 

prefer an oral contribution or a poster.


Size of poster board: 114cm x114cm (suitable for A0 and A1 portrait poster)


The workshop will be held at ULB (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Campus Plaine - Bld de la Plaine
1050 Brussels (Building N.O. - 5th Floor - Solvay Room). Click HERE for the map of the Campus.


A banquet will be held on Thursday 20 April at 7:30 p.m.
For those who wish to attend, there will be a 50 Euro banquet fee to be paid cash on the first
day of the workshop. Please send an email to Isabelle Van Geet (
if you wish to attend.

Getting here

Metro line 5 (direction "Hermann Debroux") - Station "Delta". Delta is the metro station on the campus.
Click HERE for the map of the metro.

For more information about public transport in Brussels go to the STIB's website.

If you come by car, please click HERE for directions.

Travel and accommodation

Attendees will have to arrange and pay for their own travel, accommodation, and subsistence costs.

Please see below links that might help you find accommodation in Brussels:

Hôtel Astrid - Hôtel Atlas - Sleep Well - Bed & Brussels - Visit Brussels -



***For any enquiries, please contact Isabelle Van Geet (