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Krzysztof Z. Pupek

Group Leader, Process R&D and Scale Up


Kris Pupek is the Group Leader for Process R&D and Scale Up in the Applied Materials Division.

The group evaluates emerging synthesis techniques and develops scalable processes for manufacturing of advanced materials including organic, inorganic, polymeric and nanomaterials to support basic research and industrial evaluation.

Kris earned his PhD in Organic Chemistry and Technology in 1993 from Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. He gained his experience working for nearly 20 years for various contract research and manufacturing organizations leading efforts for developing new chemistry routes and feasible processes for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and specialty chemicals. In 2010 Kris joined Argonne National Laboratory as Principal Process R&D Chemist in Material Engineering Research Facility.  He has co-authored over 20 publications, 15 issued patents, numerous invention disclosures, technical reports and presentations.

The Process R&D and Scale Up Group’s Current Projects ionclude:

  • Process R&D and Scale Up of Active Battery Materials
  • Process R&D and Scale Up of Critical Battery Materials
  • Continuous Flow Reactor as a Technology Platform for Synthesis of Nanomaterials
  • Scale Up Production of Architectured Nanocatalyst for Fuel Cell
  • Process R&D for Large Scale Manufacturing of CNC
  • Synthesis of Advanced Materials by Flame Spray Pyrolysis
  • Hydro/Solvothermal Synthesis of Advanced Materials