Dear Colleague, Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the 2012 PSE Model-Based Innovation (MBI) prize (http://www.psenterprise.com/academic/mbi_prize.html). The closing date for submissions is midnight GMT on 31 July 2012. Every year PSE awards prizes totalling €5000 (EUR) for the best published papers in which the company's gPROMS advanced process modelling software is used to generate research results in a novel area of application or technology. There are three prizes: a winner's prize of €3000 (EUR) and two runners-up prizes of €1000 (EUR) each. If you used gPROMS family products in support of research published between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2012, you are encouraged to submit a paper for the 2012 prize. It takes very little time or effort to submit a paper, as submissions are for existing published papers. All you have to do is provide some author and publication details on the submission form (http://www.psenterprise.com/academic/mbi_prize/form_mbi_prize.html) and a copy of the paper. The research presented in the paper should make substantial use of gPROMS based 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). The prize will be awarded at the 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. The 2011 prize was won by Michael Baldea (The University of Texas at Austin), Monica Zanfir (Praxair Technology Center), and Prodromos Daoutidis (University of Minnesota), for the paper Optimizing the Catalyst Distribution for Counter-current Methane Steam Reforming in Plate Reactors published in the AICHE Journal, December 2010. PSE & gPROMS PSE (http://www.psenterprise.com/index.html) is a pioneer in the emerging technology of Model-Based Innovation. Our gPROMS advanced process modelling products are 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. More details on the prize, including guidelines for submission and terms & conditions, can be found on the PSE website at http://www.psenterprise.com/academic/mbi_prize.html. If you have any questions, please feel to ask the organising committee by emailing PSE Academic at [log in to unmask] Kind regards, Kate Burness PSE Academic ________________________________________________________________________ Process Systems Enterprise Limited - "The Advanced Process Modelling company" 6th Floor East, 26-28 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 7HA, United Kingdom Process Systems Enterprise Limited is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office as above. Registration no: 03307708 VAT no: GB 690775984 _________________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service.