CPAC Summer Institute

July 19-21, 2022

       Next generation processing approaches to enable maximum efficiency in the production of sustainable pharmaceutics, chemicals, and biomaterials 

        Expanding process understanding based on the use of sensors and data handling – Enabling more efficient personalized medicine and complex process optimization of bio-based processes and petrochemical operations

July 19-21, 2022

University of Washington, Seattle Campus

(Hybrid may be available)

Overview and Workshop Theme: A key enabler of the move to a Circular Economy will be process intensification that offers sustainable processing of lower volume distributed waste streams to generate a broad range of new platform chemicals including a growing list of biomass derived molecules. Bio-based projects are a large part of the path to a Circular Economy.

The first theme of sustainable process development and production will include an emphasis on exploring new reaction routes that benefit from the growing use of continuous flow technology and effective monitoring concepts.

The second theme will be based on powerful new applications of continuous sensing and control. This theme will explore the potential of using the pattern of data from groups of simple sensors for faster and better control in a range of simple sensors for applications in personal health, process development including organism growth to enable better product synthesis, and then more efficient post reaction processing.

CPAC has an established track record in fostering academic and industrial interactions. For more information please see Summer Institute 2022 or the CPAC web site  The registration fee will be $500 USD. Contact Mel Koch ( or Nan Holmes ( for additional information.

The three day schedule ends on Thursday evening with a BBQ dinner off-site event. The final afternoon will summarize the technical areas and meld the conclusions into a broader look at the future impact of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) for achieving Process Optimization.

Summer Institute Organizers: Ray Chrisman, MK Optimization and Control LLC, and Mel Koch, CPAC and MK Optimization and Control LLC.