Eminent experts to discuss how Process Systems Engineering can address global issues of energy, sustainability and environment
1. Singapore, 06 July 2012 – The Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering are organising the 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE2012), to be held in Singapore during July 15-19, 2012. The theme of the event is Process Systems Engineering and Decision Support for the Flat World, driven by the globalisation and global issues of energy, sustainability, and environment. A*STAR Chairman, Mr Lim Chuan Poh will give a welcome address at the event.
2. The International Symposia on Process Systems Engineering have been a triennial tradition since 1982. This series of symposia has been organised by the International Organisation for Process Systems Engineering with representations from the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering, the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, and the Inter-American Confederation of Chemical Engineering. It has proved to be an attractive global platform for the PSE academics, researchers, and practitioners from all corners of the world for sharing advances in PSE education, research, and application.
3. Chaired by Professor Iftekhar A. Karimi and Associate Professor Rajagopalan Srinivasan from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering, the symposium’s technical programme will comprise invited and contributed presentations on a wide range of PSE topics. Eminent PSE researchers and professionals are invited to present plenary and keynote lectures on topics related to the conference theme and Singapore. The contributed presentations will include both oral and poster sessions on topics of traditional and emerging interest. Nearly 350 participants are expected to attend this event.
4. Professor Karimi commented, "Process systems engineering (PSE) has had significant impact on chemicals and related industries. It is assuming even a greater role in addressing the global challenges of energy and climate change. We have a large and prominent group of PSE experts in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NUS. Process engineers are much needed by the petroleum, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and semiconductor industries, and specialisation in this area is the most popular among our chemical engineering graduates. Singapore is hosting this premier PSE conference for the first time, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet the world leaders in this area."
The technical programme will feature single-track plenary sessions or parallel oral sessions with keynote and contributed papers, and a poster session on the evening of July 18, 2012. Distinguished plenary speakers at this symposium represent an excellent mix from academia and industry and will focus on topics of direct relevance to Singapore. Please refer to attached annex for biographies of the plenary speakers. A list of keynote speakers is also available on http://www.pse2012.sg/program.html
. The main topics will include, but are not limited to:
- Modelling and Optimisation
- Product and Process Design
- Operations and Control
- Biological and Biomedical Systems
- Business Decision Support
- Information Processing and Cyber Infrastructure
- Energy and Sustainability
- PSE Education
- Water, Oil and Gas, and Pharmaceuticals
About Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES)
Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) is a member of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Established in 2002, its mission is to carry out world class scientific research, to develop novel technology and to nurture creative scientists and engineers to support economic growth in Singapore and to make a positive difference to society. The research area covers chemistry and chemical engineering science, combined with advanced analytical characterisation and measurement to develop state of the art technology for the petrochemical, general chemical, fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
About National University of Singapore (NUS)
A leading global university centred in Asia, the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university which offers a global approach to education and research, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise.
NUS has 16 faculties and schools across three campuses. Over 36,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.
NUS has three Research Centres of Excellence (RCE) and 22 university-level research institutes and centres. It is also a partner in Singapore’s 5th RCE. NUS shares a close affiliation with 16 national-level research institutes and centres. Research activities are strategic and robust, and NUS is well-known for its research strengths in engineering, life sciences and biomedicine, social sciences and natural sciences. It also strives to create a supportive and innovative environment to promote creative enterprise within its community.
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