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Section on Product Design and Engineering

 
Welcome to the website of the EFCE Section on Product Design and Engineering.
 

Current activities of the Section

 

Excellence Award

Excellence Award in Product Design and Engineering 2021

 
The award, which is generously sponsored by Beiersdorf AG, was presented to Dr.-Ing. Christian Rieck on Monday, 20 September 2021 at the Symposium "Future Directions in Product Design and Engineering", held as a satellite event of the 13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering
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Previous Excellence Awards:
The 2019 EFCE Excellence Award in Product Design and Engineering was presented at the 12th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE12) in Florence, Italy, 15-19 September 2019.


Annual Business meeting

The recent meeting was held in online in September 2021.

 

Mission and Aims of the Section

 

Product design and engineering (PDE) is considered a branch of the general chemical engineering discipline at the interface between the fields of chemical engineering, formulation science & technology and materials science & engineering.
It is applied in many industrial areas, such as pharmaceutical, biomedical, food and feed products, cosmetics, adhesives, coatings, composites, etc.
This discipline comprises four major elements:

  • structured product design and engineering methodology covering all elements in the product supply chain
  • molecular design and engineering of properties
  • understanding of molecular/micro-structure and product performance relationships
  • insight into molecular/micro-structure and processing relationships

 


Mission & Aims


The mission of the Section on Product Design and Engineering is:

  • To strengthen the scientific understanding of product design and engineering
  • To stimulate and accelerate the development of
    -  innovative, complex and highly structured products
    -  suitable production processes
  • To create a generic discipline across the different industrial sectors and to stimulate contacts between industry and academia

The aims of the Section are to

  • consolidate European activities in this field
  • organize biennial conferences
  • establish a network and create a database of practitioners
  • support educational activities and develop teaching material

 

Structure and Organisation


Chair:

Dr. sc.techn. Stefan KAUFMANN, Beiersdorf AG, Germany
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Vice-Chairs:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich BRÖCKEL, HS Trier, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld, Germany
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Dr.-Ing. Gerhard WAGNER, DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland
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Dr. Jens UHLEMANN,  Bayer SAS, France
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Secretary:
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EFCE Frankfurt secretariat, Ines Honndorf
c/o DECHEMA e.V., Theodor-Heuss-Allee 25, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel.: +49 69 7564 209; Fax: +49 69 7564 418
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Section members:

Prof. dr. Ton BROEKHUIS, The Netherlands
Prof. Jean-Claude CHARPENTIER, France
Dr. Raquel COSTA, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Angel IRABIEN, Spain
Prof. Dr. Sören KIIL, Denmark
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias KIND, Germany
Prof. Dr. Zeljko KNEZ, Slovenia
Dr. Francois MATTHEY, Switzerland
Dr. G.D. MOGGRIDGE, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Martin MORGENEYER, France
Prof. Dr. Leszek MOSCICKI, Poland
Dr. Amrit PAUDEL, Austria
Prof. Dr. Francesco PICCHIONI, The Netherlands
Dr. Marco RAMAIOLI, United Kingdom
Prof. Pedro SARAIVA, Portugal
Prof. Catinca SECUIANU, Romania
Prof. Tomasz SOSNOWSKI, Poland
Dr.-Ing. Torsten STELZER, Puerto Rico
Prof. Evangelos TSOTSAS, Germany

Event Series of the Section

 
The Section organises a biennial Symposium on Product Design and Engineering, held in conjunction with the European Congresses of Chemical Engineering (ECCEs):

 


FUrther events

  • Symposium on  Future Directions in Product Design and Engineering
    online, 20 September 2021
    jointly organised by the Erlangen Collaborative Research Centre 1411 on “Design of Particulate Products” and the EFCE Section on “Product Design and Engineering” as a satellite event of the 13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (satellite session), which took place as a virtual event from 20-23 September 2021.

  • Strategy meeting: Future Directions in Product Design
    online, 26-27 October 2020
    co-organised by CRC 1411 and the EFCE Section on Product Design and Engineering. The status quo of product design in different fields of application was reviewed by experts from industrial and academic perspectivesto identify key challenges and future prospects of product engineering.
    Programme

 

EFCE Excellence Award in Product Design and Engineering

 

2021

The award will be presented to Dr.-Ing. Christian Rieck on Monday, 20 September 2021 at the Symposium "Future Directions in Product Design and Engineering".
The Symposium will be held as a satellite event of the 13th European Congress of Chemical Engineering

The Excellence Award in generously sponsored by Beiersdorf AG.

Press release

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2019

The 2019 EFCE Excellence Award in Product Design and Engineering was presented to Dr. Andreas T. Güntner at the 12th European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE12) in Florence, Italy, 15-19 September 2019. > more

Press release

Presentation-Excellence Award PDE2019

From left to right: Dr. Stefan Kaufmann (Beiersdorf AG, Chair of EFCE Section on Product Design and Engineering); Dr. Andreas Guentner (Award winner); Prof. David Bogle (EFCE Scientific Vice-President)


2017

The 2017 Excellence Award was presented to Assistant Pofessor Arab Belkadi on 2 October 2017 at the 6th European Symposium on Product Design & Engineering held in Barcelona, Spain, as a joint event of WCCE10.

Download the press release here


Previous Award winners

 

Previous activities

 

Survey

Product Design and Engineering in Chemical Engineering: Past, Present State, and Future

Jens Uhlemann, Raquel Costa, Jean-Claude Charpentier

Results of the EFCE Section PDE survey based on PDE academia and industry expert and practitioner feedback as well as on a literature review.
Chemical Engineering & Technology, Volume 42, Issue 11, November 2019, Pages 2258-2274
Open access publication in the journal Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering, Volume 27, March 2020, Pages 10-21, at: 
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211339819300486


History

The EFCE Section on Product Design and Engineering (PD&E) was founded in 2003 during the first EFCE-sponsored PD&E Conference held in Granada, Spain. The Section was created in response to the increasing demand of the chemical-based product industries. So far, the Section has organisedseveral biennial conferences on product design and engineering: Granada, Spain (2003); Groningen, The Netherlands (2005), Copenhagen, Denmark (2007); Montreal, Canada (2009) and Berlin, Germany (2011).

 

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