Process Systems Engineering Webinars

Webinars consist of applications and tutorials in process systems engineering on topics such as mathematical modeling, estimation, control, and optimization. The sessions are hosted with interactive chat, video conferencing, and remote computer desktop sharing. Each of the sessions is recorded and later posted online. Sessions are sponsored by the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) as the WebCAST series.

Topic Date / Time Presenter Affiliation
Design of Dynamic Experiments, Data-Driven Dynamic Models, and Optimization of Batch Processes

CAST Division Distinguished Service Award Winner
Jan 31
12 PM
Christos Georgakis Tufts University

To participate in an upcoming presentation, click the link above to join the webinar session. There is no charge to join the webinar and Windows, Linux, iOS, and mobile platforms are supported. Presentations are recorded and posted to YouTube as is the case with many of the past sessions shown below.

Past Presentations - 2023

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Design of Dynamic Experiments, Data-Driven Dynamic Models, and Optimization of Batch Processes

CAST Division Distinguished Service Award Winner
Jan 31 Christos Georgakis Tufts University
Data + PSE Principles and Applications

CAST Division Computing in Chemical Engineering Award Winner
Jan 24 S. Joe Qin City University of Hong Kong
Lingnan University President Elect

Past Presentations - 2022

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Interactive Computing Activities as Chemical Engineering Educational Tools in University and Informal Learning Environments

CAST Division David Himmelblau for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education Award Winner
Dec 20 Ashlee N. Ford Versypt University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Classification and Behavioral Severity Prediction of Autism Spectrum Disorder using Blood-based Measurements

CAST Division W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Publication Award Winner
Dec 13 Daniel Howsmon University of Texas at Austin
An Efficient Optimization under Uncertainty Framework for Static and Dynamic Sensor Placement with Real-world applications to Power Systems, Water Distribution Networks, and Air Pollution Monitoring

CAST Division Computing Practice Award Winner
Dec 1 Urmila Diwekar Vishwamitra Research Institute
Design of Dynamic Experiments, Data-Driven Dynamic Models, and Optimization of Batch Processes Feb 15 Thomas Adams McMaster University
Sustainable Process Synthesis and Intensification of Chemical Enterprises (SPICE) Feb 1 Faruque Hasan Texas A&M

Past Presentations - 2021

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
System Identification with Industrial Data Dec 15 Junho Park
Mohammad Reza Babaei
Brigham Young University
Extraterrestrial Drilling: How on Earth can Martian Drilling Help Us? Dec 9 Alfred William (Bill) Eustes III Colorado School of Mines
Global Flowsheet Optimization: Reduced-Space Formulations, Relaxations & Parallelization Nov 30 Dominik Bongartz RWTH Aachen University
Molecular Level Decisions for Design and Optimisation
Nov 18 Claire Adjiman Imperial College London
Data Analytics in Oil and Gas Sep 23 Aasim Waheed Director of Automation
Data Science for Energy Applications Apr 14 Derrick Turk Terminus Data Science LLC
Break Into Data Science Apr 7 Avery Smith Snow Data Science
Advanced Analytics in the Process Industry Mar 25 Ashwin Venkat Seeq
Teaching System Identification to Chemical Engineers Feb 25 Daniel E. Rivera
AIChE CAST Division
Himmelblau Award Recipient
Arizona State University

Past Presentations - 2020

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Sustainable Process Design Through Multiscale Process Integration Nov 24 Mahmoud El-Halwagi
AIChE CAST Division
Computing in Chemical Engineering Award
Texas A&M
Recognizing and Sustaining Process Control Value Nov 12 Moderator
Mark Darby
Greg McMillan
Don Bartusiak
Brian Ashcraft
Raymond Coker
Sebastien Osta
Panel Discussion
Towards Autonomous Operations of Hydrocarbon Processing Oct 8 Simon Rogers Vice President
Digital Solutions at Yokogawa
Reinforcement Learning for Process Control and Beyond Jul 16 Jay H. Lee
21st IFAC World Congress Plenary
Process Control Distance Education Mar 17 Brian Douglas
Steve Brunton
Anthony Rossiter
Jeff Kantor
Panel Discussion
Chemical Engineering Online Learning Mar 12 John L. Falconer University of Colorado
Energy Efficiency, Smart Grids, and Process Control Feb 21 Thomas F. Edgar The University of Texas at Austin
Power Systems of the Future: Perspectives on Carbon Emissions and Power Production Feb 20 Thomas F. Edgar The University of Texas at Austin

Past Presentations - 2019

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Maximizing Our Impact: Techno-economic analyses for sustainable energy Nov 26 Thomas A. Adams II McMaster University
Teaching Process Dynamics & Control Oct 29 John Hedengren Brigham Young University

Past Presentations - 2018

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Introduction to ICS (Industrial Control System) Cybersecurity Nov 27 Eddie Habibi PAS Global
GEKKO Optimization Suite (WebEx), Overview (YouTube) Aug 23 Logan Beal Brigham Young University
Tailored Indirect Algorithms for Efficient On-Line Optimization April 17 Erdal Aydin Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Arbitrary Polynomial Chaos for Uncertainty Quantification of Correlated Random Variables in Nonlinear Systems March 13 Ali Mesbah University of California, Berkeley
Towards the Development of a Diagnostic Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Big Data Meets Metabolomics Feb 6 Juergen Hahn Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Past Presentations - 2017

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Dynamic Optimization Modeling using CasADi Nov 14 Joel Andersson University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pocket-Sized Heat Transfer Lab for Dynamics and Control Oct 10 John Hedengren
Abe Martin
Jeffrey Kantor
Brigham Young University
University of Notre Dame
When Machine Learning Meets Robust Optimization: Data-driven Adaptive Robust Optimization Models, Algorithms & Applications Sept 20 Fengqi You Cornell University
Inverted-classroom Approaches to Educate Undergraduate and High-school Students MATLAB in Process Control and Modeling May 9 Zuyi (Jacky) Huang Villanova University
Nonlinear Programming at Small Scales: Doing More with Less Apr 25 Victor Zavala University of Wisconsin-Madison

Past Presentations - 2016

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Making Sense of Drilling Operations Nov 15 Roar NybΓΈ SINTEF
Robust Control of Unexpected Gas Influx During Drilling June 21 Ulf Jakob Aarsnes NTNU / IRIS
Virtual Arena for Drilling and Well Operations May 25 Jan Einar Gravdal IRIS
Nonlinear Optimization Modeling using JuMP and JuliaOpt April 5 Miles Lubin MIT
A Chemical Engineer's perspective on health and disease - From low level targets to engaging systemic mechanisms March 8 Ioannis (Yannis) P.
Rutgers University

Past Presentations - 2015

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Wax Deposition AIChE ChemE On Demand Nov 4 Zhenyu (Jason) Huang Assured Flow Solutions LLC
Mobile Apps for Chemical Engineering Education Sept 8 Jason Bara University of Alabama
Equation Oriented Dynamic Modeling: A Perspective on Progress and Challenges June 9 Jeff Renfro Honeywell Process Solutions
Modeling for Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing May 19 Marianthi Ierapetritou Rutgers University
Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of an Industrial Polymerization Process Feb 24 Rahul Bindlish Dow
From the Nanometer Scale to the Oilfield: Applying Fundamental Asphaltene Research AIChE ChemE On Demand Feb 4 Michael Hoepfner University of Utah
Advances in Chemical Production Scheduling Jan 27 Christos Maravelias University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dynamic Emulsion Characterization AIChE ChemE On Demand Jan 21 Clint Aichele Oklahoma State University

Past Presentations - 2014

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
GREENSCOPE – A Comprehensive and Systematic Sustainability Evaluation Tool for Chemical Processes Dec 2 Raymond L. Smith Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Dynamic Modeling and Optimization Advances with gPROMS Oct 14 Pieter Schmal PSE
Control of Artificial Pancreas Systems Sept 16 Ali Cinar Illinois Institute of Technology
Structured Optimization Modeling with Pyomo and Coopr June 24 John Siirola Sandia National Laboratories
Better Optimization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems (BONUS) Algorithm for Large Scale Real World Stochastic Nonlinear Programming Problems June 17 Urmila Diwekar Vishwamitra Research Institute
The Nexus of Energy and Water May 28 Michael Webber The University of Texas at Austin
Meters to Models: Using Smart Meter Data to Predict and Control Home Energy Use Apr 15 Krystian Perez University of Texas at Austin
Multi-echelon Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Mar 25 Anshul Agarwal Dow Chemical
Parallel Computing and Opportunities in Nonlinear Optimization Mar 11 Carl Laird Purdue University
Global Optimization of MINLP by Evolutionary Algorithms Feb 25 Martin Schlueter Hokkaido University, Japan (MIDACO)
Industrial Flowsheet Optimization and Estimation using IMPL Feb 18 Jeffrey Kelly Industrial Algorithms
Feedback Control of
Stochastic Self-Assembly
Feb 11 Martha Grover Georgia Tech
New Interface Developments
with the AMPL Modeling Language & System
Jan 28 Robert Fourer Northwestern University
Stochastic Optimal Control for Gas Networks Jan 21 Victor Zavala Argonne National Laboratory
Process Integration & Optimization Using Dynamic Systems Models
Jan 14 Richard Boardman
Humberto Garcia
Idaho National Laboratory

Past Presentations - 2013

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
A Dynamic Optimization Framework with Economic MPC for Energy Capacity Planning Dec 3 Jose Mojica Brigham Young University
Multicomponent Prediction Methods for Hanford Nuclear Waste Nov 19 Jacob Reynolds Washington River Protection Solutions
Advanced Deep Water
Monitoring Systems

Nov 7 David Brower Astro Technology, Inc.
Improved Grid Management through Predictive Residential Air Conditioning Control Oct 31 Wesley Cole The University of Texas at Austin
Tuning the Static and Dynamic Performance of Microchannel Reactors Oct 22 Richard Pattison
Michael Baldea
The University of Texas at Austin
Leapfrog Applications in APC and Plant Optimization Oct 15 Anand Govindarajan
R. Russell Rhinehart
Oklahoma State University
Tutorial on Bayesian Approaches for State and Parameter Estimation Oct 8 Bhushan Gopaluni University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Prospects and Challenges
for Olefins Production

Speaker Introduction

Discussion Topics
Oct 3 Mark Darby
Doug Nicholson
Judson Wooters
Richard Hughes
CMiD Solutions
APEX Optimization
Chevron Phillips
Future Polygeneration Systems Sept 24 Thomas Adams, II McMaster University
Research and Careers in Reservoir Engineering Sept 10 Hugh Hales Brigham Young University
Monitoring, Control, and Optimization of Energy Infrastructure Aug 26 Reza Asgharzadeh Shishivan Brigham Young University
Dynamic Optimization of
a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell
July 2 Lee Jacobsen ExxonMobil Chemical
Stimulation Optimization of Unconventional Resources Jan 18 Marisela Sanchez-Nagel Itasca Houston, Inc

Past Presentations - 2012

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Efficient Surrogate Model Generation Nov 13 John Eason and Selen Cremaschi Univ of Tulsa
Fast NMPC and MHE tools Nov 6 Milan Vukov
Moritz Diehl
KU Leuven
Proactive Energy Management Strategies for Buildings Oct 23 Cara R. Touretzky
Michael Baldea
UT Austin
Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming

Oct 2 Wesley Cole

Jeremy Castagno
UT Austin

Generalized Disjunctive Programming Sept 18 Juan Ruiz Visual MESA
MPECs in Integrated Energy Storage, Forecasting, and Optimization

Sept 4 Kody Powell UT Austin
Mars Curiosity

Aug 30 Todd Barber NASA JPL
MHE for UAVs

Aug 29 Liang Sun BYU
DAE Solution for Separation Processes July 17 David Harney BASF
Predicting Protein Structures Presentation May 22 Jose Mojica
Reza Asgharzadeh
Thomas Knotts
Josh Price
Optimization of Design Under Uncertainty
Download example application
Presentation May 8 Casey Abbott BYU
SBML Models in APM Presentation
Slide Notes
Apr 23 David Grigsby BYU
Fast Model Predictive Control Presentation Apr 3 Trevor Slade
Reza Asgharzadeh
Optimal Boiler Control - Demo Files Presentation Mar 20 Jose Mojica BYU
Optimal Identification for Model Predictive Control Presentation Mar 13 Mark Darby CMiD Solutions
Thermal Oxidizer Boundary Value Management / InBound Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Mar 6 Reza Asgharzadeh
Chris Lyden
Jim Huff
Nonlinear Programming with APM MATLAB Presentation Feb 21 John Hedengren BYU
Nonlinear Programming with APM Python Presentation Feb 7 John Hedengren BYU
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Modeling and Control Presentation Jan 24 Lee Jacobsen BYU
Aerial Vehicle Control for Drogue Following Presentation Jan 17 Solomon Sun BYU

Past Presentations - 2011

Topic Presentation Date Presenter Affiliation
Dynamic Energy Storage Presentation Dec 13 Kody Powell UT Austin
Virus and Biological Modeling Presentation Nov 29 Casey Abbott BYU
Friction Stir Welding Presentation Nov 15 Dustin Marshall BYU