Meeting the future needs of the chemical industries will require scientists with advanced skills in chemical synthesis, reaction engineering, analytical chemistry, automation and data analysis. The Centre for Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (Roar) at Imperial College has been developing new approaches to training multidisciplinary chemists and engineers. Design of Experiments (DoE) is one of the new essential skills that has become an integral part of Imperial College graduate training, both in the classroom and the research laboratory.

This hour-long webinar features Ben Deadman, the facility manager for Roar at Imperial College London, as well as Volker Kraft from JMP’s academic program.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Why chemists should learn about DoE
  • How to get started with teaching DoE
  • What barriers may be encountered
  • Best practices teaching DoE in chemistry
  • Opportunities to collaborate with Roar at Imperial College


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Image of Ben Deadman from Imperial College London

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Speaker: Benjamin Deadman, facility manager at Rapid Online Analysis of Reactions (Roar), Imperial College London

Ben is the facility manager of the Centre for Roar. He uses his 10 years of experience in reaction automation and reaction analysis to support the facility of users throughout their adventures in data-rich chemical synthesis experimentation.


Volker Kraft from JMP's academic programme

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Speaker: Volker Kraft, JMP Academic Program

Volker is a senior academic ambassador in the JMP academic team, fostering and supporting the use of JMP in teaching and research. He holds a PhD in electrical engineering and is enthusiastic to enable teachers, faculty and students in Europe who are interested in JMP to get the most from the software.


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Moderator: Benjamin Valsler, digital editor, Chemistry World magazine

Ben is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.