Hello CAST 10,
The Centre for Quantitative Analysis and Modelling at the Fields Institute for Mathematics in Toronto is hosting an all-day workshop on March 12, 2020 on IDAES, the new Python based open-source chemical process modeling framework. The workshop will be lead by Dr. Jaffer Ghouse at the US DOE. This is a great example of the new initiatives being put forward by leaders in the CAST community.

The IDAES framework is currently being developed by the US Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. It is being designed from the ground-up with dynamics and optimization in mind. By integrating the flexibility of Python with the optimization capabilities of Pyomo, IDAES is an excellent framework for developing models which help answer some of the hardest problems with regard to process design research, such as optimal design, control, and operation problems, within a steady state or dynamic context. 

In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use IDAES for the development of chemical process models through guided tutorials and examples. Topics include creating dynamic process flow sheets by introducing and connecting model library components, solving optimization problems, and creating custom models which can be incorporated into flowsheets and libraries.

For those of you who got a taste of it at FOCAPD, this workshop on March 12th goes into much more depth.

Registration costs only $30 and includes lunch and a light breakfast. For more information and to register, please visit

Tom Adams