Founded in 2008, RCPE is an independent research center located in Graz (Austria). We are a multidisciplinary team of about 150 people from over 20 different nationalities, and we are passionate about science.


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Khinast
CEO & Scientific Director

Dr. Thomas Klein
CEO & Business Director


Prof. Dr. Oliver Kappe
Scientific Director Center for Continuous Flow Synthesis & Processing

Dr. Jörg Breitenbach
Director Strategic Development

MMag. Noreen Grünauer
Director of Public Funding


Dr. Dalibor Jajcevic
Scientific Leader – Area I

Dr. Amrit Paudel
Scientific Leader – Area II

Dr. Wen-Kai Hsiao
Scientific Leader – Area III

Sulaiman Mohsenzada, MSc.
Business Leader – Area I

Dr. Simone Pival-Marko
Business Leader – Area II

Phillip Clarke, MBT
Business Leader – Area III

Raymar Andreina Lara Garcia, MSc.
Head of Pilot Plant

Paul Dunne BSc (Hons) HDipEd, PgD Biomed
Business Development Manager

Christoph Herrmann
Business Development Licensing

Lisa Lepori, MA
Head of Marketing & Public Relations


Mag. Simone Klein, ppa.
Head of Administration

Sandra Resl
Head of Human Resources

DI Christian Vogl
Head of Finance & Controlling

Thomas Heller, BSc.
Head of IT


RCPE is a K1 COMET Centre within the Competence Centres for Excellent Technologies (COMET) programme. The COMET programme is operated by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW). Our projects are also funded by Land Steiermark and the Styrian Business Development Agency (SFG).