ISKRA: International School of Kinetics and Reactor Architecture


ISKRA is an international school aimed at training PhD students in Chemical Sciences and Chemical Engineering on modern topics of chemical kinetics and design of chemical reactors.

The student will be accompanied in a guided and interactive path aimed at process development starting from the most modern techniques of synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalysts. Multiphase reactors will be discussed, with a view to process intensification, i.e., the development of chemical reactors optimized in terms of yield and energy use. Attention will be paid to the description of the most advanced chemical reactors (e.g., chromatographic reactors, reactive distillation, dynamic systems) contemplating the use of alternative energy sources (e.g., microwaves, ultrasounds, radio frequencies).



The school will be held in Naples, at the conference center of the Department of Chemical Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II, from the 4th to the 9th of September 2023.


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There is no subscription fee.


What will you learn

  • the newest experimental and theoretical concepts of chemical kinetics, particularly the application of it in real production conditions
  • the newest concepts of structured catalysts and reactors in order to make processes more effective (higher production and energy savings)
  • the implementation of unconventional energy forms in chemical processes and combining reaction and separation

What will you develop

  • advanced modeling, simulation and optimization of chemical transformations
  • creative thinking in process innovation, contributing to the great shift to the use of renewable resources (raw materials and energy sources) in sustainable chemical and process industry
  • multinational and multidisciplinary interaction skills and networking


The programme of the school and more info are available at or contact Prof. Vincenzo Russo (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.).