Plenary & Keynote Lectures

Plenary Speakers & Lectures

Prof. Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, HU

Jiri_KlemesProcess Integration: Pinch Analysis and Mathematical Programming – Directions for Future Development
Jiří Jaromír Klemeš & Petar Varbanov

Numerous studies have been performed process systems engineering field for improving the efficiency of supplying and using energy, water and other resources and consequently for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases, volatile organic compounds and other pollutants, accumulating a significant body of methods, applications and results.It has become apparent that the resource inputs and effluents of industrial processes and the other units including the business centres, civic objects and even agricultural […]

Prof. Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa, Center for Management Studies, Instituto Superior Técnico, PT

Ana_Brbosa-PovoaChallenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Supply Chains
Ana Paula Barbosa-Póvoa

Supply Chains (SC) have appeared for the first time in the literature more than thirty years ago. Since then the Supply Chains Management area has grown considerably at both research and industrial levels and SC are nowadays underpinning systems of any organization. In its classical form supply chains are viewed as a combination of processes to fulfil customers’ requests that include all possible network entities such as suppliers, manufacturers, transporters, warehouses, retailers, and customers themselves (forward/direct supply chains). The main purpose […]

Prof. Nick Sahinidis, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Nick_SahinidisThe ALAMO approach to machine learning
Nick Sahinidis

A central problem in modern computational science is that of learning an algebraic model from data obtained from simulations or experiments. We present a methodology that is designed to use a small number of data points to learn models that are as accurate and as simple as possible. The approach relies on integer programming techniques to build low-complexity models. The models are then improved systematically through the use of derivative-free optimization solvers to adaptively sample new simulation or experimental points. Physical constraints and […]

Prof. Adisa Azapagic, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester, UK

Adisa_AzapagicESCAPE-ing into a sustainable future: Can we optimise our way to sustainable development?
Adisa Azapagic

The idea of sustainable development is now a widely accepted societal goal in many countries. However, despite numerous internationally agreed goals and objectives to support sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing, the implementation of the idea has been much slower and the world continues to speed down an unsustainable path. Thus, one of the questions often posed is: how could these unsustainable trends be reversed to turn the concept of sustainable development from an […]

Dr. Hermann J. Feise, BASF SE, DE

Hermann_FeiseWhat engineers needs to know – An industrial view of chemical engineering education
Hermann J. Feise, Jürgen Dahlhaus, Martin Strohrmann

The Chemical Industry as one of the major industries in Europe requires well educated engineers in its work force. The – not so – recent changes in the European academic education system, which are generally subsumed under the term “Bologna Process”, have brought many changes which tend to be discussed controversially within academia, between academia and industry and within the industry.

The Bologna process has brought three cycles […]

Prof. Jean-Marc Le Lann, INP-ENSIACET, University of Toulouse, FR

Jean-Marc_Le_LannManagement of “Systematic Innovation”: A kind of quest for the Holy Grail!
Jean-Marc Le Lann, Stéphane Negny & Celine Bryon-Portet

In this paper, authors proposed a joined contribution based on different views and focuses on the management of Innovation coming from Human Social Sciences (HSS) and Scientific Technological aspects. After revisiting some philosophical and historical aspects including the history of Innovation in the context of the evolution of Sciences, the concepts between creativity, innovation and inventive solving problem are well defined. It shows the necessity to get a strong methodology for innovation (more […]

Prof. Rafiqul Gani, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, DK

Rafiqul_GaniModels and Modelling Tools for Chemical Product and Process Design
Rafiqul Gani

The design, development and reliability of a chemical product and the process to manufacture it, need to be consistent with the end-use characteristics of the desired product. One of the common ways to match the desired product-process characteristics is through trial and error based experiments, which can be expensive and time consuming. An alternative approach is the use of a systematic model-based framework according to an established work-flow in product-process design, replacing some of the time consuming and/or repetitive […]

Keynote Lectures

Theme 1: Process-product Synthesis, Design and Integration

  • Production of Benzene, Toluene, and the Xylenes from Natural Gas via Methanol (Alexander Niziolek, Onur Onel, Christodoulos Floudas)
  • A Convex Hull formulation for the design of optimal mixtures (Suela Jonuzaj, Claire Adjiman)
  • Integrated Computer-aided Framework for Sustainable Chemical Product design and Evaluation (Sawitree Kalakul, Stefano Cignitti, Lei Zhang, Rafiqul Gani)

Theme 2: Modelling, Numerical analysis, Simulation and Optimization

  • Innovative computational tools and models for the design, optimization and control of carbon capture processes (David C. Miller, Deb Agarwal, Debangsu Bhattacharyya,  Joshua Boverhof, Yang Chen, John Eslick, Jim Leek, Jinliang Ma, Priyadarshi Mahapatra, Brenda Ng, Nick Sahinidis, Charles Tong, Stephen E. Zitney)
  • Input-Independent Nonlinear Model Order Reduction in Reaction Engineering (Jens Bremer, Pawan Goyal, Lihong Feng, Peter Benner, Kai Sundmacher)

Theme 3: Process Operations and Control

  • Dynamic Real-time Optimization Under Uncertainty Applied on a Hydroformylation Mini-plant (David Müller, Erik Esche, Markus Illner, Tobias Pogrzeba, Marcel Schmidt, Reinhard Schomäcker, Lorenz T. Biegler, Günter Wozny)
  • Multi-objective optimization of energy networks under demand uncertainty (Edwin Zondervan, Ignacio E. Grossmann)
  • Decision Making Across Different Scales: From Process Control to Supply Chain Management (Marianthi Ierapetritou, Nihar Sahay)

Theme 4: Green Bioprocess Engineering and Advances in Biomedical Engineering

  • A pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model for individualisation of an oral anticoagulant therapy (Luigi Bosa, Riccardo De Luca, Myriam Ferrari, Massimiliano Barolo, Fabrizio Bezzo, Roberto Padrini)
  • Mathematical Modeling of a Raceway Pond System for Biofuels Production (Jose Gomez, Kai Höffner,Paul Barton)

Theme 5: CAPE/PSE in Environmental Engineering

  • Integrated Hybrid Life Cycle Optimization Framework with Application to Sustainable Design of A Biofuel Supply Chain (Dajun Yue, Fengqi You)
  • Multi-objective Optimisation Approach for the Synthesis of Water Treatment Plants (Mariya Koleva, Songsong Liu, Craig Styan, Lazaros Papageorgiou)

Theme 6: CAPE/PSE in Sustainable Energy Applications

  • Optimal design and synthesis of algae processing network under uncertainty based on return over investment (Jian Gong, Fengqi You)
  • P-Graph Approach to Footprint-Constrained Energy Planning Problems (Raymond Tan, Kathleen Aviso, Dominic Foo)

Theme 7: CAPE Applications

  • Configurable Scheduling Solution using Flexible Heuristics (Iiro Harjunkoski, Reinhard Bauer)
  • Systematic Design of the Green Ethylene Glycol Downstream Process under the Generalized Disjunctive Programming Framework (Michele Corbetta, Ignacio E. Grossmann, Flavio Manenti, Marco Bernardi, Alessandra, Frattini)

Theme 8: Education in CAPE/PSE

  • The Bologna Reform toward Outcomes-Based Education of Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering (Zorka Novak Pintarič, Zdravko Kravanja)
  • An Ontological Approach to Chemical Engineering Curriculum Development (Madeleine Bussemaker, Nikolaos Trokanasa, Franjo Cecelja)