Professor Dr. Rafiqul Gani: 3rd M A Naser Chair

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Dr. Rafiqul Gani is the current holder of the prestigious M A Naser chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Dr. Gani retired at the end of 2017 as professor of systems design at the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, The Technical University of Denmark and is the former head and co-founder of Computer Aided Process Engineering Center (CAPEC). He has published 491 peer-reviewed journals-proceedings articles plus book chapters and delivered over 350 lectures, seminars and plenary/keynote lectures at international conferences, institutions and companies all over the world. Professor Gani is the former editor-in-chief of the Computers and Chemical Engineering journal (2009-2015), editor for the Elsevier CACE book series and currently serves in the editorial advisory boards of the following journals: Computers and Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Production & Consumption, Processes and BMC Chemical Engineering. Professor Gani has been awarded three Doctor Honoris Causa degrees from University Politehnica Bucharest, University of Pannonia and Babes-Bolyai University. Professor Gani is the ex-president of the EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering, finishing his 2nd term at the end of 2017); a member of the Danish Academy of Science; a Fellow of the AIChE and a Fellow of IChemE. He was awarded the AIChE (CAST Division) Computers in Chemical Engineering 2015 award in November 2015. Dr. Gani is the co-founder and CEO of the company “PSE for SPEED” providing innovative, accurate and consistent engineering solutions very fast to industrial clients. He is also a Distinguished (visiting) Professor at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China) and at Tsinghua University(Beijing, China) and a Visiting Professor at Texas A&M University, College Station (USA). His current research interests continue with the development and application of computer aided methods and tools for modelling, property estimation, process-product synthesis & design, and process-tools integration with emphasis on energy, sustainability and application of a systems approach.

For more information on Dr. Gani, visit PSE for SPEED.

Highlights of the workshop

The Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET organized a two day training workshop on ‘Fast, efficient & reliable problem solution through a new class of software tools’ on December 1-2, 2019, The workshop was conducted by 3rd M A Naser Chair Professor Dr. Rafiqul Gani, a distinguished ChE Alumni and Co-founder & President of PSE for SPEED Bangkok, Thailand. The workshop introduced a new class of software tools and their application to tackle the current and future needs of chemical, petrochemical, biochemical and related industries. Relevant examples from industries were discussed in an interactive manner. A total of 35 participants from industry and academia joined the workshop and obtained certificates from the trainer.

Highlights of the seminar

A seminar titled ‘Challenges and Opportunities at different scales’ was conducted by Dr. Rafiqul Gani. The seminar was attended by academics and students from a variety of engineering backgrounds, as well as alumni.