Johannes Hoffmann

ESR2: Continuous Crystallization-enables Chiral Synthesis

Johannes HoffmannHost institution:  University of Strathclyde, Scotland UK (USTRATH)
Host Supervisors:  Prof Joop TER HORST and Prof William KERR
Industrial toolbox research group:  WP3 Continuous Resolution
Individual project research objective: Develop optimized industry-ready continuous configurations of Crystallization-enabled Chiral Synthesis.
Committee membership: Supervisory Board
Visits/Secondments: OVGU, RUN, SYNCOM


Johannes started working in CORE in January 2017. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Process Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg. Before joining the project, he worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems in Magdeburg focusing on continuous resolution of enantiomers using crystallization. He will be working under Prof. H Ter Horst on continuous resolution of enantiomers using antisolventcrystallization and racemization. Therefore he will be involved in various research Projects as well as collaboration with other Universities.

Research Interests

The research of Johannes Hoffmann focuses on the process aspect of continuous crystallization. During his master thesis he worked on continuous chiral separation using a fluidized bed crystallizer at the Max Planck Institute Magdeburg, leading the reconstruction of a pilot plant and researching the influence of different process parameters on the process. He now focuses on continuous chiral separation using antisolvent crystallization and racemization enabled preferential crystallization.

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Hoffmann, Johannes , R. Venkatramanan, F. Cascella, A. Seidel-Morgenstern, H. Lorenz, J. H. ter Horst (2018)
Separation of Mandelic Acid Enantiomers at Eutectic Composition by Preferential Crystallization

Hoffmann, Johannes (2018)
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