The EFCE CAPE Working Party has arranged during the ESCAPE 33 conference in Athens a full program to honor the very outstanding figure of Prof. Jiri Klemes, the former Chairman of CAPE, who passed away last January. Jiri Klemes was a very much appreciated person in the CAPE WP with extensive contributions to the Chemical Engineering through his research and his teaching activities. One is quickly impressed by the amount of contributions to books, magazine editorials, referenced journals, articles and conference proceedings – a really huge amount of documents! -; by his activity in many different universities around the world; by his contribution to Further Professional Development in many industries in Europe, Asia and Africa; finally even by the number of his spoken languages: 11 in a world where 3 or 4 represent already a good standard!
I would start with his teaching experience, that spread from 1984 to 2023. He taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Brno Technical University and Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague in Czechoslovakia; University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology – UMIST and the University of Manchester, UK and University of Pannonia in Hungary. Supervision of Dissertations and Thesis at Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Brno Technical University in the Czech Republic, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology – UMIST and The University of Manchester, UK; Tyndall Centre for the Research on Climate Change in the UK and the University of Pannonia in Hungary. He was running a Collaboration PhD Project with University of Maribor, Slovenia. He was PhD co-supervisor and from 2012 a Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Technology in Malaysia, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Cracow Politechnic University, Poland, and at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an Shaanxi, China.
I first came to know Jiri when I joined the thriving Center of Process Integration (CPI) at UMIST as a young academic, fresh from USA. Under the leadership of Profs Robin Smith and Bodo Linnhoff, CPI was producing state-of-the-art research and Jiri was an established figure in charge of its numerous projects and initiatives. Jiri was an outstanding person, but at the same time a well-liked teacher, colleague, and friend to many, whom we will remember with great affection.
A Special Session is organized in his memory on Tues 20 June at the ESCAPE meeting. The session will be chaired by his life-time colleagues Prof Robin Smith and Ferenc Friedler. The session will include 30-minute memory flashback and will be followed by research presentations in topics that have been close to his heart.
Prof Antonis Kokossis
ESCAPE’33 will be proud to release an early announcement of the George Stephanopoulos Process Systems Engineering Award. The announcement is scheduled at the Welcome Reception on Sunday at 5.15pm at the Olympia Hall of the conference venue.
The award honors Prof. Stephanopoulos whose work includes seminal contributions influential to the community that provided the broadest coverage of PSE approaches and methodologies in process synthesis and design (continuous and batch); computer-aided modeling languages; process control; fault detection and diagnosis; operations planning; product design; synthesis of reaction and metabolic networks; synthesis and design of petrochemical sectors; synthesis and design of biorefineries; synthesis and design of pharmaceutical processes; AI in process engineering (products, processes, control, operations), and most recently in systems applications for the circular economy. He has received all major distinctions for a person in PSE.
The George Stephanopoulos Award is co-sponsored by the National Technical University of Athens, Greece; the EFCE-CAPE Working Party; and the AIChE-CAST Division. Winners will be selected from next year between European and North American nominees in rotating years. Winners among European nominees will be selected by the EFCE-CAPE Working Party; winners among North American nominees will be selected by the AIChE-CAST Division.
The announcement will be made by the President of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers with representatives from NTUA (the Rector of the university), AIChE and the Chairs of the CAPE WP and CAST Division.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee,
Athens Panoramic Tour – Mon 19 Jun
Join to discover how this vivid city combines some of Greece’s greatest ancient treasures and the modern way of life!
This coach guided English speaking tour of top Athens sites, including the Greek Parliament, the Panathenaic Stadium, the Academy, the National Library, the National Archaelogical Museum, and many more, will give you the opportunity to explore Athens while enjoying the sunset in the Athenian sky.
We are happy to announce the 2024 edition of the Eurecha Student Contest Problem (SCP), sponsored by AVEVA.
The contest is organized by the European Committee for the Use of Computers in Chemical Engineering Education (EURECHA), with support by the CAPE Working Party and the Energy section of EFCE.
It is open to students from Bachelor through PhD level. The participating groups have to design and analyze a novel process converting carbon dioxide and renewable energy into chemical products, in the context of the host country of the next ESCAPE conference, Italy.
The awards include monetary prizes, invitations to present at ESCAPE or the CAPE Forum in 2024, and publication on the Eurecha website.
For further information, visit www.wp-cape.eu/index.php/student-contest-problem/ or contact Eurecha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Organizing Committee has organized guided tours for the Acropolis Museum.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CONF. ROOM II
The IRISS session in ESCAPE-33 aims to bring together IRISS, EFCE and ESCAPE communities, as well as, national and regional stakeholders, to discuss the Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) framework and initiatives, their role and prospects in delivering sustainable processes and products. Under this perspective, the up-to-date results and achievements of the IRISS project, as well as the upcoming activities and events will be presented.
Who is it for
Lack of data has been publicly identified as a constraining bottleneck for an SSbD approach in research and innovation in the Chemical and Material Industry. In silico models are one of the most important tools to generate such data. This session addresses both worlds. For Systems practitioners: Full deployment of SSbD stands to benefit critically from systems-level design and re-design thinking, as exposed in ESCAPE-33. SSbD emerges as a priority application for systems tools. For SSbD practitioners: ESCAPE-33 hosts four themes with relevance to SSbD (Themes 1, 2, 3 & 7). These will open a window to a portfolio of tools and approaches for the SSbD community of IRISS.
Attendance is free, but registration is required for the session
Use the free registration form https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/reg to reserve your place, as the session 's capacity will be 50 participants.
Workshop promoters: Daniel Lewin, Technion, and Edwin Zondervan, Twente
Workshop outcomes: Participants working in teams will complete a master plan for a complete course on one of three themes motivated by an invited talk from the conference. Each team will be mentored by the corresponding plenary/invited speaker:
The master plans will include:
Course participants are invited to review a short video describing how the flipped class is used to teach PSE subjects (recommended before attending ESCAPE-33):
The workshop capacity will be 30 participants (Up to 10 participants in each of the three teams).
Those wishing to participate should register at: