Plenary lectures: The plenary lectures would be the first lectures of the day. During each day of the symposium, two plenary lectures would be given, thus a total of 6 plenary lectures are planned, covering most of the symposium’s themes. Authors giving plenary lectures would have a total of 40 min for each presentation and discussion. About half of plenary speakers will be from academia and half from industrial organizations, knowledge and research institutions. Confirmed speakers and presentations include (to be updated):

Prof. Zoltan Nagy (Purdue University, USA)
Quality-by-control approaches for process intensification in advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing

Prof. Megan Jobson (The University of Manchester, UK)
Effective use of CAPE tools for design, optimisation and retrofit of integrated separation processes


Keynote lectures: Keynote papers would be the starting presentations of the parallel sessions. The keynote speakers will have a total of 30 min to present their work. Again, the aim is to have half of the speakers from academia and half from industrial, knowledge and research organizations. There would be up to 20 keynote presentations. Confirmed speakers and presentations include (to be updated):

Dr. Adrie Huesman (Shell, The Netherlands)
Process System Engineering and control aspects of solar fuel plants

Dr. Norbert Asprion (BASF SE, Germany)
From single process simulation and optimization to decision making based on a multitude of solutions

Dr. Levente Simon (Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Switzerland)
Systematic steady-state and end-point detection using econometrics

Prof. Egbert-Jan Sol (TNO Industry | Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Digital transformation of the chemical industry

Dr. Jan Schuurmans (DotX Control Solutions B.V., The Netherlands)
Review of cascade and override control methods for process control

Dr. Carlos Rugerio (Corbion, The Netherlands)
Integration of process design with sustainability assessment


Oral presentations: Oral presentations will be given in multiple sessions. In order to maximize the number of presentations each participant could visit, we plan max. 4 sessions taking place in parallel. Each speaker will have a total of 20 min to present his/her work. There will be about 120 oral presentations in total.

Poster presentations: About 40% of all contributions will be posters, to be presented within the poster sessions. We expect the poster sessions to last 2 hours. We would organize an evaluation of the best three posters and the announcement of them would be given at the closing ceremony. Their selection would be made by the international scientific committee.


International Scientific Committee
Representatives of the CAPE / PSE and related scientific and technical communities from all around the world have been invited to join the International Scientific Committee. Here is the list of the ISC members.

Tony Kiss (Chair) – The University of Manchester / University of Twente
Edwin Zondervan (Co-chair) – University of Bremen
Richard Lakerveld – The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Leyla Özkan – Eindhoven University of Technology

Topic coordinators
Mariano Martin – University of Salamanca
Alexander Mitsos – RWTH Aachen
Ton Backx – Eindhoven University of Technology
Paul van den Hof – Eindhoven University of Technology
Albert van der Padt – Wageningen University / FrieslandCampina
François Maréchal – Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Ruud van Ommen – Delft University of Technology
Antonio Espuña – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

ISC members (full list)

Jens Abildskov, Technical University of Denmark
Elvis Ahmetovic, University of Tuzla
Cristhian Almeida-Rivera, Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Norbert Asprion, BASF
Ana Paula Barbosa-Povoa, University of Lisbon
Andre Bardow, RWTH Aachen
Sorin Costin Bildea, Politehnica University of Bucharest
David Bogle, University College London
Heiko Briesen, Technical University of Munich
Jose Antonio Caballero, University of Alicante
Kyle Camarda, The University of Kansas
Ana Carvalho, Technical University of Lisbon
Benoit Chachuat, Imperial College London
Calin Cormos, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Mircea Cristea, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Mario Eden, Auburn University
Sebastian Engell, Technical University of Dortmund
Erik Esche, Technical University of Berlin
Michael Fairweather, University of Leeds
Ferenc Friedler, Pazmany Peter Catholic University
Rafiqul Gani, PSE for Speed
Michael Georgiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Krist V. Gernaey Technical University of Denmark
Moises Graells, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Gonzalo Guillen-Gosalbez, Imperial College London
Iiro Harjunkoski, ABB Corporate Research
Christoph Herwig, Vienna University of Technology
Rene Hofmann, Vienna University of Technology
Radu Ignat, GTC Technology
Megan Jobson, The University of Manchester
Xavier Joulia, Laboratoire de Genie Chimique Toulouse
Eugeny Kenig, University of Paderborn
Achim Kienle, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Jiri Klemes, Brno University of Technology
Antonis Kokossis, National Technical University of Athens
Emilia Kondili, Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus
Andrzej Kraslawski, Lappeenranta University of Technology
Zdravko Kravanja, University of Maribor
Gregoire Leonard, University of Liege
Filip Logist, BASF
Sandro Macchietto, Imperial College London
Davide Manca, Politecnico Milano
Christos Maravelias, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emanuele Martelli, Politecnico Milano
Peter Mizsey, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Ludovic Montastruc, INP ENSIACET
Iqbal Mujtaba, The University of Bradford
Zoltan Nagy, Purdue University
Nikola Nikacevic, University of Belgrade
Nuno de Oliveira, University of Coimbra
Athanasios Papadopoulos, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Efstratios Pistikopoulos, Texas A&M Energy Institute
Valentin Plesu, Politehnica University of Bucharest
Luis Puigjaner, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
Stefan Radl, Graz University of Technology
Marco dos Reis, University of Coimbra
Panos Seferlis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernandez, Universidad de Guanajuato
Levente Simon, Syngenta Crop Protection
Mirko Skiborowski, Technical University of Dortmund
Sigurd Skogestad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Robin Smith, The University of Manchester
Babji Srinivasan, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Hirokazu Sugiyama, The University of Tokyo
Constantinos Theodoropoulos, The University of Manchester
Louis van der Ham, University of Twente
Franz Winter, Vienna University of Technology
Yoshiyuki Yamashita, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Yuan Yao, National Tsing Hua University
Fengqi You, Cornell University
Zhihong Yuan, Tsjinghua University
Victor Zavala-Tejeda, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jinsong Zhao, Tsjinghua University