Dear colleagues,

The international conference on the Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) is the premiere international conference that focuses exclusively on the fundamentals and applications of computer-aided design for the process industries. Held every five years, FOCAPD 2014 will be the eighth in this series. FOCAPD 2014 will bring together researchers, educators and practitioners to identify new challenges and opportunities for process and product design. The chemical industry is currently entering a new phase of rapid evolution. The availability of low-cost feedstocks from natural gas is causing renewed investment in basic chemicals in the OECD, while societal pressures for sustainability and energy security continue to be key drivers in technology development and product selection. This dynamic environment creates opportunities to launch new products and processes and to demonstrate new methodologies for innovation, synthesis and design. FOCAPD 2014 will foster constructive interaction among thought leaders from academia, industry, and government and provide a showcase for the latest research in product and process design.

The updated conference brochure is attached here which includes the complete list of invited speakers. We have an outstanding lineup of leading experts from around the world that will be presenting the latest developments and future challenges in the areas of computer-aided process and product design.

For more information about the conference including registration/housing information, please visit<>.  Please note that the early registration deadline is May 1, 2014.

Please forward this information to any colleagues or collaborators who might be interested in participating in this exciting meeting.

We apologize if anyone receives this email more than once.


John Siirola, Gavin Towler, and Mario Eden
FOCAPD 2014 Co-Chairs

Dr. Mario Richard Eden, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Joe T. and Billie Carole McMillan Professor
Director, NSF-IGERT on Integrated Biorefining
Department of Chemical Engineering
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