Following the successful launch of the PSE Model-Based Innovation (MBI) 
prize last year, Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) is pleased to announce 

The prize, worth €5000 (EUR), is given for the best published paper in 
which PSE’s gPROMS advanced process modelling software is used to generate 
research results in a novel area of application or technology.

The 2008 prize was won by a team from Louisiana State University (LSU) and 
the University of Sydney comprising Jose Romagnoli, Ali Abbas and Mustafa 
Nowee, for their paper “Model-based optimal strategies for controlling 
particle size in antisolvent crystallization operations.”


PSE is a pioneer in the emerging technology of Model-Based Innovation. Our 
gPROMS product is widely used in academic research, particularly in areas 
of novel technology, to provide quantification to support research results 
through the application of first-principles modelling.

2009 MBI prize

If you used gPROMS in support of research published between 1 July 2007 
and 30 June 2009, you are encouraged to submit a paper for the 2009 prize. 
The research presented in the paper should make substantial use of gPROMS 
modelling in order to achieve the results described. The judges will 
favour novel applications or application in novel technology areas. The 
prize is open to applicants from industry as well as academia.

Submissions will be judged by the panel of three leading academics in the 
field of Process Systems Engineering: Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos 
(Imperial College London), Professor Rafiqul Gani (Technical University of 
Denmark) and Professor Michael Georgiadis (University of Western 
Macedonia, Greece).

More details on the prize, including guidelines for submission, can be 
found on the PSE website at, along with 
the rules, guidelines and a submission form. The closing date for entries 
is 30 June 2009 and the prize will be awarded at the 2009 AIChE Annual 
Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. 

If you feel that you have a paper that will qualify for the prize, you are 
encouraged to submit an abstract using the entry form at 
You do not need to provide the full paper and publication details until 
the deadline.

If you have any questions, please feel to ask the organising committee by 
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