Christopher Hone

Principal Scientist at Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH


Christopher studied for his Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of Southampton. As part of his degree, Chris worked within the robotic synthesis team within discovery chemistry at Syngenta. Subsequently, he moved to the Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD) at the University of Leeds for his doctoral studies. Currently, Chris is a Principal Scientist, working under the scientific leadership of Prof Oliver Kappe, within the Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis and Processing (CCFLOW) at the Research Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering (RCPE). Chris’s main research focus is on the development of multiphase flow processes, particularly in the use of gases for organic synthesis. He also is interested in the development of automated flow systems, chemical kinetics and process integration. Chris works closely with industrial partners for the transfer of processes from the laboratory scale to commercial implementation.