** Virtual Library for Process Systems Engineering **

If you are teaching or taking a graduate level course in the area of 
Process Systems Engineering, you may want to learn about a new update of 
the virtual library on Process Systems Engineering. This library was 
initially created from the workshop Pan American Advanced Studies 
Institute (PASI-2005) on Process Systems Engineering that took place on 
August 16-25, 2005, in Iguazú, Argentina. The library has been updated 
recently with material from the second workshop PASI-2008 on Emerging 
Trends in Process Systems Engineering that took place in Mar del Plata, 
Argentina, August 12-21, 2008. The goal of both these workshops was to 
provide a state-of-the-art review and to  bring together faculty and 
Ph.D. students from various countries in the Americas (U.S., Canada, 
Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela).

The PASI-2005 workshop covered the following areas:
- Optimization
- Process and Product Design
- Process and Supply Chain Operations
- Process Dynamics and Control
and material on these topics can be found in:

while the  PASI-2008 covered these areas:
- Advanced Modeling Tools
- Biosystems Engineering
- Multiscale Design of New Materials
- Complex Engineering Systems
- Sustainability
- New Energy Systems
- Enterprise-wide Optimization
and material on these topics can be found in:

The virtual library,, 
consists of the Powerpoint slides of the presentations of each topic, 
which are largely tutorial in nature. These are complemented with 
background articles that provide comprehensive reviews. Exercises, as 
well as MATLAB and GAMS files are also available, including 
comprehensive exams for each workshop that contain questions with answers.

Members of the Process Systems Engineering community should hopefully 
find the material to be helpful since it contains useful overviews of 
areas that are of current interest and that are not normally found in 
textbooks and reference texts. We intend to periodically update the 
presentations, and we will appreciate your feedback or comments.

Ignacio Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University [log in to unmask]
Jaime Cerdá, INTEC, Argentina [log in to unmask]
Frank Doyle III, UCSB [log in to unmask]
Argemiro Secchi, [log in to unmask]