With the addition of Dr. Jeff Siirola, the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) at Carnegie Mellon University is pleased to offer the newly revamped seven-day course entitled: Conceptual Design, Optimization Modeling and Integrated Process Operations http://capd.cheme.cmu.edu/shortcourse/index.html ** May 9-16, 2012 ** This course is organized in seven modules that can be taken altogether or in subsets. The topics include conceptual design, nonlinear, discrete and global optimization, and integrated process planning, scheduling and control. The course stresses the application of recently developed process synthesis concepts, and optimization models and methods to practical process problems. 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. Seven course Modules (a)-(g): Module on Conceptual Design to be taught on Wednesday (May 9), will focus on creation of superior process concept alternatives a) Process Synthesis (Siirola, Wednesday, May 9) 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 design: b) Nonlinear programming (Biegler, Thursday, May 10) c) Mixed-integer and disjunctive programming (Grossmann, Friday, May 11) d) Global optimization and optimization under uncertainty (Sahinidis, Saturday, May 12) Modules on Integrated Process Operations to be taught from Monday through Wednesday (May 14-16) will focus on three major decision levels in plant and enterprise-wide optimization: e) Mixed-integer models for planning and scheduling (Grossmann, Monday, May 14) f) Differential/algebraic models for real time optimization (Biegler, Tuesday, May 15) g) Integrated computation, communication and control in complex process networks (Ydstie, Wednesday, May 16) 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/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, the 2009 AIChE Warren Lewis Award, the 2008 INFORMS Computing Society Prize, the CACHE Computing in Chemical Engineering Education 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, 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 doctorate from Abo Academy in Finland and Univ. Maribor in Slovenia. 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, and the 2010 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from AIChE. 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 half time positions as Professor of Engineering Practice at Purdue University and Distinguished Service Professor of Sustainable Energy Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. 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 Secretary of ABET, and 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: Seven days, Wednesday through Saturday, Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. Held in the CAPD Conference Room, Doherty Hall 4201, Carnegie Mellon University. Lodging: Housing arrangements may be made directly with the Holiday Inn at University Center (412-682-6259), 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 $135 + tax per night for a single room plus parking fee of $20 per day. 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. 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 the textbook, 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/shortcourse/register.htm 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 price for taking the modules is as follows: One module out of seven: $560 Any of two modules out of seven: $960 Any of three modules: $1,340 Any of four modules: $1,900 Any of six modules: $2,800 All seven modules: $3,200 For members of CAPD there is a 25% discount. One module out of seven: $420 Any of two modules out of seven: $720 Any of three modules: $1,005 Any of four modules: $1,425 Any of six modules: $2,100 All seven modules: $2,400 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!