International  Microreaction Technology Conference (IMRET16)

The first International Microreaction Technology Conference (IMRET) was held in 1997, more than two decades ago. What developments in the microreactor field have taken place during this time? Most notably, our technology has become commercial - this is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. Pharmaceutical manufacturing will be continuous(-flow) in 2026, and is already becoming increasingly so today. Honestly, who would have imagined this when the first community was formed in Frankfurt/Germany in ice-cold February 1997 and discussed this seemingly far too distant ‘mission-impossible’?
We all saw already at that time that our technology shares something pivotal, yet lacked imagination how chemistry within dimensions of a hair's diameter can be sufficient for a fully industrial production line. Much has happened since then ... pilot plants in Japan ... production plants and future factories in Europe and USA ... China entering the field and now microreactor suppliers opening their major manufacturing sites in China. Yes! Asia-Pacific was and is an early and creative adopter of the technology.

IMRET16 2022 will be held in Australia - the first time in the Southern Hemisphere. This global region has its own interests and needs: agriculture, renewable energy, resources, health and flow chemistry. Just recently, Australia has become a major player in Space Exploration, heading up to a leading position, and creating a new sense of enthusiasm much like the space programs in the 1950s and 60s. IMRET16 will continue to approach current challenges and new opportunities, including the ones mentioned above.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne, Australia in November 2022, to share exciting science and the most recent technological developments, make new friends and visit a bustling city with rich and varied culture, excellent food and wine and beautiful natural surroundings. There is no better spot on Earth than Australia and IMRET16 in Melbourne will be the place to be!




Sunday 27 November 2022


Wednesday 30 November 2022


Melbourne Exhibition Centre

 Volker Hessel


Prof Volker Hessel

 Christian Hornung


Dr Christian Hornung

Registrations open 25 March 2022
Abstracts open 28 March 2022
Abstracts close 11 September 2022
Early bird ends 30 September 2022


  Local Organising Committee

Volker Hessel    University of Adelaide
Christian Hornung CSIRO
Tanja Junkers Monash University
Chun-xia Zhao University of Adelaide
Giancarlo Pascali University of New South Wales
Anastasios Polyzos University of Melbourne
Nam-Trung Nguyen Griffith University
Roger Stapleford RACI
Ange Matthews RACI

IMRET Executive Committee

Aaron Beeler                 Boston University, USA
Ferenc Darvas              Flow Chemistry Society, CH
Shinji Hasebe               Kyoto University, JPN
Volker Hessel               University of Adelaide, AUS
Dong-Pyo Kim              Pohang University of Science & Technology, KOR
Guangsheng Luo         Tsinghua University, CN

International Scientific Committee

Ian Baxendale Durham University, GB
Claude de Bellefon École Supérieure Chimie Physique et Électronique de Lyon, F
Guangwen Chen Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy
of Sciences, CN

Roland Dittmeyer Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), D
Timothy F. Jamison Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
C. Oliver Kappe University of Graz, AU
Gunther Kolb Fraunhofer ICT-IMM, D
Amol Kulkarni National Chemical Laboratory, IND
Stefan Loebbecke Fraunhofer Institute ICT, D
Holger Loewe Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, D
Michael Oelgemoeller Hochschule Fresenius gGmbH-University of Applied Science, G
Dominique Roberge Lonza, CH
Peter Seeberger Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces Potsdam, D
Steven A. Soper University of North Carolina, USA