Dear Colleague,

Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) is pleased to announce the call for 
submissions for the 2013 PSE Model-Based Innovation (MBI) prize 
( The closing date for 
submissions is midnight GMT on 15 July 2013.

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 2011 and 30 June 2013, you are encouraged to submit a paper for the 
2013 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
( and a 
copy of the paper.

The research presented in the paper should make substantial use of gPROMS-
based modelling (using any gPROMS family product) 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 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San 

The 2012 main prize was won by Viviana Silva, Carla Pereira and Alírio 
Rodrigues of the University of Porto, Portugal, for their paper PermSMBR—A 
New Hybrid Technology: Application on Green Solvent and Biofuel Production, 
published in the AIChE Journal of July 2011. 

PSE ( is a pioneer in the fields of 
Model-Based Engineering (MBE) and 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 

More details on the prize, including guidelines for submission and terms & 
conditions, can be found on the PSE website at 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 
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