We are delighted to highlight Dr Joel Hawkins as part of the Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board.
Joel is is a Senior Research Fellow in Chemical Research and Development at Pfizer, where his interests lie in the development and application of new technologies for pharmaceutical process research and development. Previously an Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, where he investigated asymmetric Diels-Alder catalysts and fullerene chemistry, Joel regularly gives talks on the use of flow chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry, including at the 2015 Flow Chemistry Congress. His exciting work on the use of flow chemistry in synthesis relevant to industry is highlighted in his recent Chemical Science paper with Steven Ley, also a member of the Reaction Chemistry & Engineering Editorial Board:
Flow chemistry as a discovery tool to access sp2–sp3 cross-coupling reactions via diazo compounds
Duc N. Tran, Claudio Battilocchio, Shing-Bong Lou, Joel M. Hawkins and Steven V. Ley
Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 1120-1125