ISCRE 28 International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering 2024

June 16 to 19, 2024 Turku/Åbo, Finland



  • Conference site: Cultural and conference centre Logomo in the downtown
  • Gala dinner in the medieval castle of Turku/Åbo
  • Post-conference excursion
  • The most prestigeous conference in chemical reaction engineering Around 400 participants expected from all over the world An event of European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE), Working Party of Chemical Reaction Engineering (WP CRE). Tradition since 1957!
  • Turku/Åbo has a large accommodation capacity with several hotels in the downtown area
  • Turku/Åbo is easily accessible by flight (local airport in Turku and Helsinki airport, direct flights to Turku from Stockholm, Riga, Gdansk, Rome…, ),
  • Railway or bus from Helsinki/Helsinki airport, ferryboat Stockholm-Turku Viking Line, Silja Line
  • Finland is a bilingual Schengen country, member of European Union, Nordic Council and NATO
  • Pay with euro, pay with credit card

Scientific Programme

Plenary and keynote lecturers

  • Are selected emphasizing the topics of the conference and the global dimension of chemical reaction engineering
  • Full travel support will be provided to plenary speakers (hotel, fligths, other transport)
  • No participation fee for plenary and keynote speakers
Plenary speakers
  • Professor Vemuri Balakotaiah (University of Houston TX): Reactor design and scale-up for CO2 free manufacturing, CO2 capture and conversions
  • Professor Dame Lynn Gladden (University of Cambridge UK): Tomographic techniques in chemical engineering
  • Dr Carlo Perego (IT): Circular economy: renewable fuels from waste
  • Professor Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik komplexer technischer Systeme, Magdeburg DE): Improved provision of pure enantiomers by coupling separation, racemizaton and recycling processes
Keynote speakers
  • Professor Ville Alopaeus (Aalto University FI): Modelling of biomass refining processes with classical chemical reaction engineering methods – challenges and opportunities
  • Professor Ivan Cornejo (Universidad Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso CL): Application of CFD in chemical reaction engineering
  • Professor Blaz Likozar (Kemijski Institut, Ljubljana SI): Modelling-based catalytic bio-refining reaction engineering
  • Dr Soudabeh Saeid (California Institute of Technology Caltech, Pasadena CA): New technologies for the removal of pharmaceuticals from waste waters
  • Professor Frantisek Stepanek (Vysoka Skola Chemicko-Technologicka, Prague, Czech Republic): Remote control of reaction-diffusion processes in drug delivery
  • Professor Claude de Bellefon, CPE-Lyon: Could you do more with segmented flow?
  • Dr Xander Nijhuis (SABIC): Alkane dehydrogenation optimization by heat management in the Catofin process
  • Dr Carine Julcour (INP-ENSIACET Toulouse, CNRS): Multi-scale approach for the analysis and assessment of heat-exchanger monolith reactor dedicated to catalytic gas-liquid reactions
  • Prof. Luis Miguel Madeira (Universidade do Porto): Cyclically-integrated CO2 capture and conversion into synthetic natural gas
  • Dr Pierdomenico Biasi (Casale): Harmony in Innovation: Integrating Sustainable Practices into Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Dr Andrea Gutierrez (UPM-Kymmene): Pioneering sustainable fuels and materials for a future beyond fossils
  • Dr Niklas Bergvall (RISE, Piteå): Continuous slurry hydroprocessing of biobased fast pyrolysis oil
  • Prof. Juan Garcia Serna, Universidad de Valladolid: Supercritical water reaction applied to biomass
  • Dr Ahmad Kalantar, (Neste): Biofuels technologies and opportunities - Role of catalysis in refinery transformation
  • Prof. Henrik Saxe'n (Abo akademi University): Modelling and simulation of hydrogen reduction of iron ore in a direct reduction furnace
Oral and Poster presentations
  • Oral presentations: 17 minutes + 3 min for questions. Presentation format: Microsoft Powerpoint on the PC (Microsoft Windows) in the lecture hall
  • Poster presentations: Stands suitable for A0 portrait size poster. Posters will be on display during the whole conference. Participants with poster presentation should be at their poster during the poster sessions.

    Topics of the conference


    • Scientific committee: members of EFCE Working Party in Chemical Reaction Engineering and members from American and Asia-Pacific area
    • Local organising committee: selected co-workers from Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre (PCC) of Åbo Akademi University
    • President of the Scientific and Organization committee: Academy Professor Tapio Salmi (Academy of Finland and Åbo Akademi)
      • American Advisory Board
      • Dr. Bryan Patel, Exxon
      • Dr Alan Stottlemyer, Dow Chemical Company
      • Professor Praveen Bollini, University of Houston
        Young Doctors’ Advisory Board
      • Matias Alvear Cabezón (Wisconsin-Madison)
      • Tommaso Cogliano (Rome)
      • Adriana Freites Aguilera (Turku/Åbo)
      • Mouad Hachhach (Turku/Åbo)
      • Javier Ibanez Abad (Stockholm)
      • Mark Martinez Klimov (Turku/Åbo)
      • Wander Perez Sena (Turku/Åbo & Rouen)
      • Ole Reinsdorf (Piteå)
      • Soudabeh Saeid (Pasadena)
      • Nemanja Vucetic (Turku/Åbo)

    Key Dates and Fees

    • Abstract submission opens:   October 5, 2023
    • Abstract submission:  Extended to February 25, 2024)
    • Notification of acceptance:   March 20 2024
    • Early bird payment deadline:  May 1st 2024
    • Conference fees:
      • 500 euro (standard, early bird), after May 1st, 750 euro
      • 400 euro (graduate and undergraduate students, early bird), after May 1st, 550 euro
      • Registration fee includes Welcome reception, lunches and Conference dinner
      • Payment of the registration fee is the final registration for the conference. Payment options are international Credit/Debit card or Finnish internet banking.
      • Pay registration fee here: A new window opens, fill in your name, affiliation, contact details and special diet, approve and click submit, choose payment method.
      • Please note, a receipt is sent to you by e-mail when you pay by card , if you don't find it in your inbox Please check the spam box too.

    Abstract Submission

    • Abstract submission opens:   October 5 2023
    • Abstract template can be downloaded here
    • Follow the instructions in the abstract template for formatting. Abstract length is 2 pages, upload abstract in pdf format
    • Choose Upload Abstract/Login, fill in all details and create your account. Login and upload your abstract file (.pdf). You can later on login and follow the review process of your abstract. If you need to update or correct your abstract plase send an email to
    • Abstract acceptance and presentation form (Oral/Poster) will be announced by March 20 2024 by e-mail and login to abstract submission system.
    • Please note! If you log in to your account the status column to the right of "Requested contribution" and "Approved contribution", if the Status says "Approved" it means approved and distributed to the symposia. The column "Approved contribution" will be set after the abstract review process where oral/poster presentations are distributed.

    Venue Logomo

    Social Programme

    • Welcome reception on Sunday 16.6.2024, starting 19:00h in the brewery restaurant Koulu (School), address: Eerikinkatu 11 / Eriksgatan 11 in the downtown)
    • Banquet in medieval Turku Castle Tuesday 18.6.2024, 20:15-24:00, bus transport to the castle from downtown and back to downtown, the castle is at the Turku harbor by walk about 3 km from the downtown
    • Post-conference excursion to the historical city of Naantali-Nådendal-Vallis Gratie Thursday, June 20. The excursion will start from Aura river in Turku/Åbo in the morning, at 11:00, at the street Linnankatu/Slottsgatan 40 as a cruising with the steam ship ‘Ukkopekka’ in the wonderful archipelago of Southwestern Finland (2h) to the summer capital of the historical town Naantali-Nådendal-Vallis Gratie. The program in Naantali consists of a round walk, museum visit and a snack. Return by bus in afternoon or evening (upon selection). The price for the excursion is 50 euro and will be paid on spot. Registration for the excursion will open on June 13. Observe that the number of participants is limited to approx. 150



    • An exhibition is organized in connection to ISCRE 28
    • The exhibition will take place on June 17-19, 2024 at the Logomo Conference Center. The exhibition will be open during the symposium hours (Monday to Wednesday)
    • The fee for a standard exhibition booth is 250 euro if agreed by 30.4.2024. After this date the fee will be 350 euro. All Exhibitors must also pay the registration fee.
    • If you would like to take part in the exhibition, please fill in the exhibition contract and send it by e-mail to Kari Eränen at the address below. The exhibition contract can be found in the following link: Exhibition contract
    • If you need more information regarding the exhibition please contact: Dr. Kari Eränen, Åbo Akademi, Laboratory of Industrial chemistry and reaction engineering, Henriksgatan 2, FI-20500 Turku, Finland E-mail: