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Optimization, Design, Operations CAPD Short Course, May 9-17, 2018

The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) at Carnegie 
Mellon University is pleased to offer an eight-day course entitled:

Optimization Modeling, Conceptual Design, and Integrated Process Operations
** May 9-17, 2018 **

This course is taught by Professors Biegler, Gounaris, Grossmann, 
Sahinidis, Siirola and Ydstie, and is organized in eight modules that 
can be taken altogether or in subsets. The topics include nonlinear, 
discrete and global optimization, conceptual design, and integrated 
process planning, scheduling and control. The course stresses the 
application of optimization models and methods to practical process 
problems, and recently developed process synthesis concepts. Geared to 
the practitioner, this course provides practical information and 
exposure to powerful and sophisticated modeling tools for process 
synthesis, planning, scheduling and dynamics and control, including 
treatment of uncertainty. 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, planning, scheduling and control problems.

- you are an engineer interested in learning how to formulate models for 
process design and synthesis, and for process and enterprise-wide 
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.

Eight course Modules (1)-(8):

I. Module on Conceptual Design to be taught on Wednesday (May 9)
will focus on creation of superior process concept alternatives

(1) Process Synthesis (Siirola, Wednesday, May 9)

II. Modules on Optimization Modeling to be taught from Thursday through 
Saturday (May 10-12) will focus on modeling and algorithms with 
applications to process optimization, process synthesis and molecular 

(2) Nonlinear programming and process optimization (Biegler, Thursday, 
May 10)

(3) Mixed-integer and disjunctive programming (Grossmann, Friday, May 11)

(4) Global optimization and optimization under uncertainty (Sahinidis, 
Saturday, May 12)

III. Modules on Integrated Process Operations to be taught from Monday 
through Thursday (May 14-17) will focus on four major decision levels in 
plant and enterprise-wide optimization:

(5) Mixed-integer models for planning and scheduling (Grossmann, Monday, 
May 14)

(6) Models and algorithms for supply chain optimization (Gounaris, 
Tuesday, May 15)

(7) Optimization of dynamic systems, parameter estimation and data 
reconciliation (Biegler, Wednesday, May 16)

(8) Advanced process dynamics and control (Ydstie, Thursday, May 17)

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, Bayer University Professor of Chemical Engineering 
and Department Head 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, optimization of differential-algebraic 
systems, nonlinear process control and state estimation and parameter 
estimation. He is a 1985 Presidential Young Investigator, a recipient of 
the 1996 ASEE McGraw Award, the 2000 AIChE Computing in Chemical 
Engineering Award, the 2009 AIChE Warren Lewis Award, the 2009 INFORMS 
Computing Society Prize, the 2012 Nordic Process Control Award, the 
AIChE 2015 William H. Walker award, and an honorary doctorate from the 
Technical University of Berlin. He is a member of the National Academy 
of Engineering and Fellow of AIChE and SIAM.

Chrysanthos E. Gounaris is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering 
at Carnegie Mellon University. After undergraduate studies in his native 
Greece, he earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton 
University, where he worked on issues of global optimization and its 
application for the study of microporous materials. After graduation, 
Chrysanthos joined McKinsey & Co. as an Associate, where he provided 
consultation to petrochemical, pharmaceutical and consumer 
packaged-goods companies on a variety of projects of operational and 
strategic nature. He returned to Princeton to pursue post-doctoral 
research before joining Carnegie Mellon in 2013. His research interests 
lie in the areas of distribution and logistics, process planning and 
scheduling, cutting and packing, and network systems, with a 
methodological emphasis on developing robust optimization techniques to 
address operational uncertainty in these contexts. In addition, 
Chrysanthos is interested in applying mathematical optimization 
methodologies for the design of novel materials whose microstructure 
affords them superior catalytic performance.

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, the 2003 INFORMS Computing Society Prize and the 2009 AIChE 
Warren Lewis Award. He is a member of the National Academy of 
Engineering, Fellow of AIChE and INFORMS, and holds an honorary 
doctorates from Abo Academy in Finland, Univ. Maribor in Slovenia and 
Technical University of Dortmund.

Nikolaos V. Sahinidis is Swearingen Professor of Chemical Engineering at 
Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon 
in 1990 and joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in 2007, after a 
sixteen-year long career at the University of Illinois at Urbana. His 
research has focused heavily on the development of theory, algorithms, 
and software for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear 
programs, with applications in X-ray imaging, bioinformatics, and 
molecular design. His BARON global optimization software has found 
applications in fields ranging from computational chemistry to energy 
modeling. His research activities have been recognized by several 
awards, including the 2004 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, the 2006 
Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize from the Mathematical Programming Society, the 
2010 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from AIChE, the Constantin 
Carathéodory Prize in 2015, and the National Award and Gold Medal from 
the Hellenic Operational Research Society in 2016. He is a Fellow of 

Jeffrey J. Siirola retired in 2011 as a Technology Fellow at Eastman 
Chemical Company where he had been for more than 39 years leading a 
group in process synthesis. He now holds a position as Professor of 
Engineering Practice at Purdue University and is affiliated with 
Carnegie Mellon University as a Distinguished Service Professor of 
Sustainable Energy Systems. Jeff received his Ph.D. from the University 
of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. His areas of interest include chemical 
process synthesis, computer-aided conceptual process engineering, design 
theory and methodology, chemical process development and technology 
assessment, resource conservation and recovery, sustainable development 
and growth, carbon management, and chemical engineering education. Jeff 
is a trustee and past president of CACHE. He is a member of the National 
Academy of Engineering and was the 2005 President of the American 
Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Erik Ydstie is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He 
obtained his doctorate in chemical engineering from Imperial College, 
London. He joined Carnegie Mellon in 1992 after spending several years 
at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His interests are in the 
real-time adaptive control and optimization, dynamics and control of 
complex networks, design and control of particulate processes with 
application to solar cell production, and design and control of 
multi-phase reactor systems. He was Director of R&D at ELKEM ASA in 
1999-2000, and board member and chairman of the board at Solar Silicon 
Oslo, 1999-2000. He is recipient of the 2007 Computing in Chemical 
Engineering Award of AIChE.

Administrative Details:

Time: Eight days, Wednesday through Thursday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Held 
in the CAPD Conference Room, Doherty Hall 4201, Carnegie Mellon 
University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lodging: Housing arrangements may be made directly with the Wyndham 
Pittsburgh University Center, which is approximately four 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 $149.00 + 14%  tax per night 
for a single room plus parking fee of $20 per day. Club level rate is 
$179.00 per night + tax. Guests should contact the Reservations Manager, 
Mara Cerro at 412-682-6259 or email [log in to unmask]

Fees: The fees include all instructional materials, background 
materials, a manual of notes, computer use, parking, a continental 
breakfast each day, a closing luncheon as well as a dinner on Saturday 
evening. 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 Laura Shaheen at 
[log in to unmask], Tel: 412-268-6344, 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.

The prices for taking the modules are as follows:
Any one module: $700
Any two modules: $1,350
Any three modules: $1,950
Any four modules: $2,500
Any five modules: $3,000
Any six modules: $3,450
Any seven modules: $3,850
All eight modules: $4,200

For members of CAPD there is a 25% discount.
Any one module: $525
Any two modules: $1,013
Any three modules: $1,463
Any four modules: $1,875
Any five modules:$2,250
Any six modules: $2,588
Any seven modules: $2,888
All eight modules: $3,150

Testimonials of Past Participants...

"I liked the combination of theoretical and practical applications
of the optimization methods. The rationale behind each technique
was also well explained."

"Organized very nicely."

"I got a lot out of the course--Excellent job!"

Nick Sahinidis
John E. Swearingen Professor and Director of the CAPD