MiEl – Doctoral network for microprocess engineering for electrosynthesis –
new synthesis concepts for pharmaceutical/ fine chemical industry

MiEl is a research and training project funded by the European Union’s Marie-Sklodowska-Curie programme.
MiEl involves 9 partner organisations and 5 associated partners from 9 different countries, who will recruit 12 PhD students for the project.

MiEl will develop a novel synthesis technology for the chemical industries, combining the advantages of electrochemistry, micro process engineering and flow chemistry. The ambitious research objective is to upscale these technologies using integrated cell concepts such as printed circuit board (PCB) technology with integrated process control functionalities, which can be assembled in arrays for the safe, flexible and sustainable synthesis of chemical products. It will allow new synthetic routes for the sustainable chemical industry of the future.

Duration: 1.1.2023 – 31.12.2026          Call: HORIZON – MSCA – 2021 – DN

Flow reactor with spatially resolved inline spectroscopy using fiber optics
Our Objectives

Optimisation of electrochemical synthesis processes for microfluidic technology

Development of prototype cells and arrays of PCBs

New models for electrodes and electrochemical flow cells

Defining business opportunities by accompanied techno-economic evaluation