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Winner of the 2018 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

 

Dr.-Ing. Mirko Skiborowski

His PhD thesis on
"Optimization-Based Methods for the Conceptual Design of Separation Processes for Azeotropic Mixtures"
completed at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Wolfgang Marquardt was selected by an international jury as the best thesis in terms of relevance to the CAPE terms of reference, innovation, technical quality, scientific impact including industrial relevance, and innovation.

Mirko Skiborowski received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in Computational Engineering Science his Ph.D. Process Systems Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. Currently, he leads the research group "Process Synthesis and Process Intensification", at the Laboratory of Fluid Separationsis, TU Dortmund University, Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering and is preparing his habilitation in the area of Process Synthesis and Process Intensification of Fluid Separation Processes.

The award will be presented on Wednesday, 13 June 2018, on the occasion of the 28th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE-28, held in Graz, Austria, from 10 to 13 June 2018.

Mirko

Winner of the 2016 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

 

Dr. Michele Corbetta

His PhD thesis on
"Green Ethylene Glycol: MINLP Downstream Process Optimization and Multi-scale Simulation of Gasification Processes"
completed at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, under the supervision of Professor Sauro Pierucci, was selected by an international jury as the best thesis in terms of  innovation, technical quality, scientific impact including industrial relevance, dissemination of results, and relevance to CAPE.

The award was presented on 13 June 2016 on the occasion of the 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE'26, held in Portoroz, Slovenia, from 12 to 15 June 2016.

Corbetta

Winner of the 2014 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

 

Dr. Laurence Tock

Her PhD thesis on
"Thermo-environomic optimisation of fuel decarbonisation alternative processes for hydrogen and power production"
completed at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) under the supervision of Professor François Maréchal, was selected by an international jury as the best thesis in terms of  innovation, technical quality, scientific impact including industrial relevance, dissemination of results, and relevance to CAPE.

The award was presented on 16 June 2014 on the occasion of the 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE 24, held in Budapest, Hungary, from 15 to 18 June 2014.

Tock

Winner of the 2012 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

 

Dr. José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre

His PhD thesis on
"Towards Integrated Supply Chain Management for the Enterprise Sudtainability"
completed at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain, under the supervision of Professor Prof. Luis Puigjaner and Prof. Antonio Espuna, was selected by an international jury as the best thesis in terms of  innovation, technical quality, scientific impact including industrial relevance, dissemination of results, and relevance to CAPE.

José Miguel Laínez-Aguirre received his diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Centroamericana "José Simeón Cañas", El Salvador; and his Masters degree in Business Administration from the Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain. In 2010, he completed his PhD in Process Systems Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. Currently, José Miguel is a postdoctoral research associate at Purdue University where his research is focused on the application of Bayesian inference to problems arising in the pharmaceutical industry.

The award was presented on 20 June 2012 on the occasion of the 22nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE 22, which was held in London, UK, from 17 to 20 June 2012.

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Winner of the 2010 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

 

Dr. RAVENDRA SINGH

His PhD thesis on
"Model‐based computer‐aided framework for design of process monitoring and analysis systems"
completed at the Technical Universty of Denmark, Lyngby, under the supervision of Professor Rafiqul Gani, was selected by an international jury as the best thesis in terms of breadth and depth of the study, number and quality of publications, innovativeness, industrial relevance, and European dimension.

Ravendra Singh received his Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India, and his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby. Currently, he is active as a Post Doctoral researcher in the project 'Fast Flexible Future Factory (F3 Factory)' at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of the Technical University of Denmark. His research expertise includes process modeling and simulation, process monitoring and analysis systems, process analytical technology (PAT), quality by design, product quality monitoring & control, process dynamics and control, knowledge based system, analytical techniques, pharmaceutical tablet manufacturing, fermentation, crystallization, framework and algorithm development, and software architecture.

The award was presented on the occasion of the 20th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE 20, held in Ischia, Naples, Italy, from 6 to 9 June 2010.

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Winner of the 2008 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

 

Dr.-Ing. Harvey Arellano-Garcia

His PhD thesis on
"Chance Constrained Optimization of Process Systems under Uncertainty "
completed at the Berlin Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Guenter Wozny, was selected by an international jury as the best thesis in terms of innovativeness, breadth and depth of research, high standard of publication, industrial relevance, and international dimension.

Harvey Arellano-Garcia received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in Energy and Chemical Engineering and the Dr.-Ing. degree from the Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany. Currently, he is active as a senior researcher at the Department of Process Dynamics and Operation of the Berlin Institute of Technology and leader of the Research Group Process Dynamics and Optimization. His research areas are numerical integration techniques, modelling and control of chemical and biochemical processes, process simulation, dynamic optimization, model-based control, and online optimization under uncertainty.

The award was presented on the occasion of the 18th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering - ESCAPE 18, held in Lyon, France, from 1 to 4 June 2008.

Singh

Winner of the 2006 EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE

In 2006, the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) presented, for the first time, the EFCE Excellence Award in Recognition of an Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE - Computer Aided Process Engineering.

Dr. Marta Dueñas Díez

was selected by an international jury as this year's prize-winner of the award for her PhD thesis on
"Population balance modelling and passivity-based control of particulate processes, applied to the Silgrain® process"
for which she achieved the best evaluation results in terms of innovativeness, breadth and depth of research, high standard of publication and industrial relevance.
She completed her PhD thesis at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology-Telemark University College, under the supervision of Professor Bernt Lie.

Marta Dueñas Díez received her PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from NTNU-Telemark University College. She is currently working on applied research at the petroleum industry, as a senior researcher at StatoilHydro in Norway. Her main research areas are mathematical modelling, system theory, and optimization.

The award was presented on the occasion of the PSE'2006 & ESCAPE-16 conference, which was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, from 9 to 12 July 2006.

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