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The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) at Carnegie 
Mellon University will offer a six-day course entitled:

Conceptual Design, Optimization and Process Operations
                         June 6-June 12, 2007

This course is organized along the topics of conceptual design,
optimization and process operations. The course stresses the application
of recently developed design concepts and optimization-based strategies
to practical process problems. Geared to the practitioner, this course
provides practical information and exposure to powerful and
sophisticated modeling tools for process synthesis, analysis,
optimization and planning. In addition, the course emphasizes systematic
solution approaches and provides the necessary background to understand
the tools and apply them correctly and efficiently to your process problem.

Course participants will address these topics through lectures and
hands-on workshops. Specific computer methods will include modeling
tools, nonlinear and mixed integer programming codes.

You Should Attend If...

- you are a process engineer interested in obtaining improved solutions
for your design, operation and planning problems.

- you are an engineer interested in learning how to formulate models for
process design and synthesis, and for process and supply chain
optimization, and how to solve them with advanced computer tools.

- you are a manager interested in understanding and introducing these
tools in your working environment.

- you are a researcher interested in quickly testing new process ideas
and concepts through the use of optimization-based tools.

Course Modules:

A-Conceptual Design: to be taught Wednesday and Thursday (June 6-7) will
focus on conceptual design methods for the synthesis of chemical
processes at the macroscale (azeotropic & reactive distillation) and
microscale (Lab-on-a-chip systems).

B-Optimization: to be taught on Friday and Saturday (June 8-9), will
focus on modeling and algorithms for nonlinear programming and mixed
integer programming including disjunctive programming and applications
to process optimization.

C-Process Operations: to be taught on Monday and Tuesday (June 11-12),
will focus on differential/algebraic models for real time optimization
and parameter estimation, and on mixed-integer programming models for
process scheduling and supply chain optimization.

The material in each module is independent and self-contained and can be
taken in any combination. A detailed description of the topics covered
in the course is given in:

The Faculty:

Lorenz T. Biegler is Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie
Mellon. He obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering at the
University of Wisconsin in 1981 and joined Carnegie Mellon University in
the same year. His research interests include process optimization and
the optimization of differential-algebraic systems. A 1985 Presidential
Young Investigator, a recipient of the 1996 ASEE McGraw Award and the
2000 AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, and Fellow of the
AIChE, he is a consultant for a number of industries.

Ignacio E. Grossmann, Dean University Professor and Former Head of
Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, obtained his master of science
and doctorate in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London. He
joined Carnegie Mellon in 1979 after one year of industrial experience
with the Instituto Mexicano del Petroleo. His interests are in the areas
of mixed-integer and logic based programming, process synthesis,
enterprise-wide optimization, and planning and scheduling. He was a
recipient of the 1984 Presidential Young Investigator Award, the 1995
Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, the 1997 William Walker Award
of AICHE and recipient of the 2003 INFORMS Computing Society Prize. He
is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and holds an honorary
doctorate from Abo Academy in Finland.

Steinar Hauan, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie
Mellon, obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the Norwegian Institute of
Science and Technology. After a post.doc at University of the
Witwatersrand (Johannesburgh, South Africa), he joined CMU in 1999. His
research interests are in the area of computer-aided process design and
analysis. He was a 1996 Fulbright scholar and a 2002 recipient of the
Ted Peterson Award from AIChE/CAST.

Administrative Details:

Time: Six days, Wednesday through Saturday, Monday through Tuesday,
8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Roberts Hall, Singleton Room, Carnegie Mellon

Lodging: Housing arrangements may be made directly with the Holiday Inn
at University Center (412-682-6200), which is approximately four (4)
blocks from the CMU campus. A block of rooms has been reserved for the
participants. When reserving your room please state that you are with
CMU- Chemical Engineering CAPD group. The current rate is approximately
$120 + tax per night for a single room plus parking fee of $17 per day.

Tuition: The tuition includes all instructional materials, background
materials, a manual of notes, computer use, parking, a continental
breakfast each day, and a closing luncheon. In addition a free copy of
Chemical Engineering Optimization Problems with GAMS, which includes
PC-based software will be provided as well as a copy of Systematic
Methods of Chemical Process Design by Biegler, Grossmann, and Westerberg.

Note: a 25% discount is available to industrial affiliates of the CAPD
Consortium. Please make checks payable to: Carnegie Mellon University,
Department of Chemical Engineering.

Registration: Register by completing and returning the form in:
If you need specific information please contact Toni McIltrot at
[log in to unmask] (Tel: 412-268-3573; Fax: 412-268-7139). As the
course format limits class size, please notify us 10 days before the
start of a session should you wish to transfer or cancel your
registration. A $250 service charge is assessed if notification of
cancellation is received after that time.

A-Conceptual Design
C-Process Operations

The price for taking these modules is as follows:
One module: $1,240
Any of two modules: $1,980
Three modules: $2,700

For members of CAPD there is a 25% discount.
One module only: $930
Any of two modules: $1,485
Three modules: $2,025

Testimonials of Past Participants...

Excellent course that covers a lot of topics and discusses most of the
important issues within these topics.

I got a lot out of the course-excellent job!

All lecturers were excellent!