In the field of process systems engineering, we advance the areas of systems modeling, optimization, machine learning, and data science to solve challenging problems in science and engineering. Our goal is to develop new mathematical models and computational capabilities to improve the synthesis, design, and operation of chemical process systems, optimize supply chains and enterprise operations, and design molecules and novel materials. Examples of current application areas include: design and operation of energy systems incorporating renewables, sustainable processes and circular economies, carbon capture and climate change, recovery of rare-earth elements and critical minerals, large-scale distributed systems, and resilient industrial supply chains.
Grossmann awarded AIChE Founders Award
Rudolph R. and Florence Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) Ignacio Grossmann has been awarded the Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is the highest award given by the Institute.
ExxonMobil Foundation gives nearly $170k to CMU Programs
On June 3rd, William Y. Wang (E’87), ExxonMobil’s Americas Strategic Global Accounts Sales Manager, presented Carnegie Mellon University institutions with a total of $169,044. These funds represent the Foundation’s three-to-one match of donations made to CMU by ExxonMobil employees, retirees, and surviving spouses with ties to Carnegie Mellon, in association with the Foundation’s 2018 Educational Matching Gift Program.
Center for Advanced Process Decision-making
The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) provides an umbrella organization to give students the opportunity to interact with industry in the area of process systems engineering.