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 http://capd.cheme.cmu.edu/shortcourse.html 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: http://capd.cheme.cmu.edu/shortcourse_details.htm 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 University. 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: http://capd.cheme.cmu.edu/register.html 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. Modules: A-Conceptual Design B-Optimization 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!