Tim Noël received his MSc degree (Industrial Chemical Engineering) in 2004 from the KaHo Sint-Lieven in Ghent. He then moved to Ghent University to obtain a PhD at the Laboratory for Organic and Bioorganic Synthesis under the supervision of Professor Johan Van der Eycken (2005-2009). Next, he moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Stephen L. Buchwald.
At MIT, he worked on the development of new continuous-flow methods for cross-coupling chemistry at the MIT-Novartis Center for Continuous Manufacturing. He currently holds a position as an associate professor and he chairs the Micro Flow Chemistry & Synthetic Methodology group at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research interests are flow chemistry, homogeneous catalysis and organic synthesis. In 2011 he received the Incentive Award for Young Researchers from the Comité de Gestion du Bulletin des Sociétés Chimiques Belges, in 2012 a VENI award from NWO and he was also finalist of the European Young Chemist Award 2012.
In 2013, he received a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant from the European Union. He coordinated the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN program “Photo4Future” on the development of photoredox catalysis in photomicroreactors (2015-2018). In 2015, he obtained a prestigious VIDI award from NWO, and in 2016, he received the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award. His research on photochemistry in microfluidic reactors was awarded the DECHEMA award 2017 and he is editor in chief of Journal of Flow Chemistry.