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International Workshop on Process Systems Engineering

29/01/2017 @ 5:45 PM - 01/02/2017 @ 11:15 AM


The objective of the workshop is to create a forum for researchers within the international process systems engineering (PSE) community to discuss the state of the art and the future challenges in selected fields of PSE, leading to a roadmap that defines the future directions of research in PSE and hopefully, also to motivate and encourage researchers to develop new ideas, propose novel methods and apply a truly systems approach to problem solution. Internationally known experts in PSE will give invited lectures on various important topics within PSE.

The workshop is organized and hosted by Prof Rafiqul Gani (born in Bangladesh and currently a professor at the Technical University of Denmark) with administrative support and participation from the Chemical Engineering Department of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Participation is by invitation only and there is no registration fee. The workshop is sponsored by the family trust (known as SBKT) of Prof Rafiqul Gani.

Organization Committee:
Prof Rafiqul Gani, DTU, Denmark
Prof M A A Shoukat Choudhury, BUET
Dr. Nahid Sanzida, BUET
Mr. Ahaduzzaman, BUET
Mr. Noor Mohammad, BUET
Prof M Nazmul Karim, Texas A&M Unversity, College Station, USA
Mr. Zillur Rahman, SBK Trust & Rahman Chambers

Scientific Committee:
Prof M A A Shoukat Choudhury, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Prof Mario R Eden, Auburn University, Auburn, USA
Prof Rafiqul Gani, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark
Prof Marianthi Ierapetritou, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Prof M Nazmul Karim, Texas A&M Unversity, College Station, USA
Prof Jay Lee, KAIST, Daejon, Korea
Prof Stratos Pistikopoulos, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA
Prof Ana Povoa, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Prof Fengqi You, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

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Technical Program

29 Jan, 17:45 – 20:00: Introduction

17:45 Welcome & Introduction (Rafiqul Gani; Dr. Ijaz Hossain, BUET)

Session 1: Challenges for PSE

18:00 Lecture 1.1 Prof E N  Pistikopoulos Process systems engineering: a personal perspective
18:20 Lecture 1.2 Prof M R Eden New generation software-tools
18:40 Lecture 1.3 Prof M Ierapetritou Challenges and opportunities in PSE applications areas
19:00 Lecture 1.4 Prof F You Multi-scale life cycle optimization
19:20 Lecture 1.5 Prof A Póvoa Design and planning of sustainable supply chain
19:40 Lecture 1.6 Prof F Friedler Process design and operation: composition vs decomposition

30 Jan, 08:30 – 13:00: Topical sessions
Session 2: Modelling and numerical methods (coordinator: Prof Iqbal Mujtaba)

08:30 Introduction (Prof I Mujtaba)
08:40 Lecture 2.1 Prof S Assabumrungrat Simulation of an intensified process of sorption enhanced chemical-looping reforming of methane
09:00 Lecture 2.2 Prof I Karimi Modeling and design of LNG processes
09:20 Lecture 2.3 Prof L E K Achenie Agent based modeling in engineering
09.40 Lecture 2.4 Prof R Gani The need for models and modelling tools
10:00 Discussion

10.30 – 11:00 Break
Session 3: Process synthesis-design, intensification (coordinator: Prof G Guillen Gosalbez)

11:00 Introduction (Prof G Guillen Gosalbez)
11:10 Lecture 3.1 Prof W Kiatkittipong Process design of biodiesel production via ester-and transesterification in a reactive distillation
11:30 Lecture 3.2 Prof X Chen A framework of simulation and optimization of polymerization processes with molecular weight distributions
11:50 Lecture 3.3 Prof E Perez-Cisneros Theoretical and conceptual developments in separation process synthesis-design
12.10 Lecture 3.4 Prof G. Guillen Gosalbez On the combined use of mathematical programming and life cycle assessment in sustainability problems
12:30 Discussion

Lunch 13:00
30 Jan, 18:00 – 20:00: Topical sessions
Session 4: Product synthesis, design, integration (coordinator: Prof Mariano M Martin)

18:00 Introduction (Prof Mariano M Martin)
18:10 Lecture 4.1 Prof M M Martin Integration of renewable based processes: Process and product design
18:30 Lecture 4.2 Prof L E K Achenie Pharmacokinetic modeling in oral drug delivery
18:50 Lecture 4.3 Prof M R Eden Multiscale chemical product design
19.10 Lecture 4.4 Prof R Gani PSE and chemical product design
19:30 Discussion

31 Jan, 08:30 – 13:00: Topical sessions
Session 5: Planning, scheduling and supply chain (coordinator: Prof Fengqi You)

08:30 Introduction (Prof F You)
08:40 Lecture 5.1 Prof F You Leveraging big data analytics and
machine learning for optimization under uncertainty
09:00 Lecture 5.2 Prof M Ierapetritou Decision making across different scales: from process control to supply chain management
09:20 Lecture 5.3 Prof J H Lee Planning and scheduling of hybrid renewable energy
network using a stochastic optimal control technique
09.40 Lecture 5.4 Prof E N Pistikopoulos Towards the ‘grand’ integration of design, control & scheduling
10:00 Discussion

10.30 – 11:00 Break
Session 6: Process control, operation and decision support systems (coordinator: Prof Jay H Lee)

11:00 Introduction (Prof Jay H Lee)
11:10 Lecture 6.1 Prof M A A S Choudhury State of the art in process monitoring and fault diagnosis
11:30 Lecture 6.2 Prof R Gani A driving force based method for integrated process design-control
11:50 Lecture 6.3 Prof I Mujtaba Generic model based control for MSF desalination processes
12.10 Lecture 6.4 Prof Nazmul Karim Process control and optimization for  biological systems
12:40 Discussion

Lunch 13:00

31 Jan, 17:45 – 20:00, Topical sessions
Session 7: Domain applications (biomedical; energy; water; etc) (coordinator: Prof Iftekhar Karimi)

17:45 Introduction (Prof Iftekhar Karimi)
17:55 Lecture 7.1 Prof I Mujtaba Integrated trickle bed reactor – reverse osmosis process for the removal of phenol from wastewater
18:15 Lecture 7.2 Prof F Friedler Synthesis technology for reliability analysis of processing systems
18:35 Lecture 7.3 Prof Z Kravanja Synthesis of inherently safer process systems
18:55 Lecture 7.4 Prof E N Pistikopoulos Multi-scale energy systems engineering
19:15 Lecture 7.5 Prof J Woodley The role and challenges for PSE – bioprocesses for the production of chemicals
19:35 Discussion

1 Feb, 08:00 – 11:15, Special overview lectures (Session 8)

08:00 Lecture 8.1 Prof J H Lee Model predictive control: overview
08:30 Lecture 8.2 Prof Z Kravanja Synthesis of sustainable systems – from concepts to applications
09:00 Lecture 8.3 Prof A Póvoa Supply chain risk & resilience
09:30 Break
09:45 Lecture 8.4 Prof J M Woodley Bioprocesses for the production of chemicals
10.15 Lecture 8.5 Prof E N Pistikopoulos Smart manufacturing & process intensification
10:45 Prof R Gani Workshop summary & close

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29/01/2017 @ 5:45 PM
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