CDP - Chemical Development and Production


The CDP team at the School of Engineering and Architecture Fribourg (HEIA-FR) develops efficient and robust syntheses of given molecules respecting economic and ecologic aspects. This includes thorough analytical work (e.g. off-line and on-line process control, product characterisation), process characterisation regarding safety and kinetics, synthetic work (route finding, route enabling and optimisation), and engineering aspects (e.g. reaction engineering, separation & purification technologies, smart process automation).


Objectives

Master graduates will be able to:

  • Enable and optimise synthetic protocols stemming from the research lab. They possess the ability to search and evaluate new synthetic pathways including catalysis and green chemistry in a vision of sustainability.
  • Evaluate safety aspects of chemical processes and products.
  • Understand and apply chemical analytics, data treatment with chemometric methodologies and optimize synthetic routes by automated experimentation based on statistical design.
  • Use and develop methodologies for industrial scale-up of reactions and purification processes.
  • Establish standard operation procedures, risk analysis, and cost analysis taking in account regulatory aspects.
  • Design and implement a chemical production unit by integrating automation and process control.


Cluster-specific modules

Module descriptions and further information are available on MSLS Community Centre.

C1Materials Science 3AutumnOlten
C2Surface Characterisation 3AutumnOlten
C3Polymers and Applications 3AutumnFriborug
C4Green Chemistry 3SpringOlten
C5Chemistry and Energy 3SpringOlten

 


Additional Offer from other Clusters

Module descriptions and further information are available on MSLS Community Centre.

BECS1Modelling of Complex Systems 3AutumnOlten
BP1Compound Profiling in Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery 3AutumnOlten
BP3Design of Biopharmaceutical Production Facilities 3AutumnWädenswil

 



Professors

Dr. Christophe Allemann
Lecturer of Process Chemistry since 2013.
Competences in process development and process optimization, industrial chemistry, flow chemistry, catalysis and physical organic chemistry.
Dr. Jean-Pascal Bourgeois
Lecturer of Analytical Chemistry since 2009.
Competences in analytical science, organic and inorganic supra molecular chemistry, environmental chemistry.
Dr. Véronique Breguet Mercier

Dr. Pierre Brodard
Lecturer of Physical Chemistry since 2012.
Competences in reaction mechanisms, thermodynamic and kinetic safety of reactions, optical spectroscopy.

Dr. Thierry Chappuis
Lecturer of Chemical Engineering since 2008.
Competences in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, chemical reaction engineering, process modeling, PAT, nanoparticle synthesis.
Dr. Michal Dabros
Lecturer of Chemical Engineering since 2010.
Competences in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, Process modeling, monitoring, control and optimization, and Process Analytical Technology (PAT).
Ludovic Gremaud
Dr. Olimpia Mamula Steiner
Lecturer of Organic Chemistry since 2010.
Competences in organic and inorganic synthesis, metallasupramolecular chemistry, coordination compounds with d and f metals, (nano) catalysis, and tribology.
Dr. Roger Marti
Lecturer of Organic Chemistry & Process Chemistry since 2009.
Competences in synthesis & process research, chiral catalysis, new synthesis technologies (micro reactors & solid phase synthesis), and molecules for applications in life sciences.
Dr. Olivier Nicolet
Lecturer of Physical Chemistry since 2016.
Competences in thermodynamic, kinetic, optical spectroscopy and physical characterization of food.
Olivier Vorlet
Lecturer of Automation since 1999.
Competences in process automation, process control and instrumentation.