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  1. Modelling and optimization for multi-scale integration

    • Synthesis, design and optimization methods and algorithms
    • Digital twins and data-enabled modelling
    • Data engineering in multi-scale integration and decision support

    Theme Coordinators: A. Espuña   F. Boukouvala


  2. Control, scheduling, and operability at the process and enterprise-level

    • Advances in scheduling, planning, and supply chain optimization
    • Integration of process control with data and network structures
    • Decision making for security and resiliency
    • Smart operations and knowledge extraction using machine learning and AI

    Theme Coordinators: A. Povoa   C. Gounaris


  3. Safe and sustainable products by design

    • Molecular and materials systems engineering
    • Process intensification and additive manufacturing
    • Smart and agile manufacturing for the future

    Theme Coordinators: A. Bardow   F. You


  4. Green and sustainable processes for the circular economy

    • Technology and process integration for circular economy ecosystems
    • Integrated biorefineries using thermal and biochemical processes
    • Use of waste as a feedstock: modelling and process development applications

    Theme Coordinators: S. Mansouri  B. Bakshi


  5. Systems methods in industrial biotechnology and biomedical applications

    • Tools and methods to expand the industrial exploitation of microbial biodiversity
    • Simultaneous integration of strain and process design
    • Digital twins and embedded models for autonomous bioprocesses
    • Novel PAT instruments and biosensors for in-process monitoring

    Theme Coordinators: J.Viell   C. Maravelias


  6. Multi-scale energy systems engineering (organized by the EFCE energy section)

    • Energy efficiency and renewable energy integration
    • Energy management and process system engineering in energy applications
    • CO2 capture, usage and sequestration
    • Mitigating Global Warming impact of industrial processes
    • Water–Energy-Waste nexus, energy storage, power to renewable fuels and hydrogen

    Theme Coordinators: F. Maréchal   F. Bezzo


  7. Sustainable supply chains and ecosystems

    • Systems paradigms for eco-efficiency and intelligence in supply chains
    • Social engagement and incentivization: methods and tools
    • Urban systems engineering and social network models
    • Life Cycle Analysis in the Digital Age

    Theme Coordinators: F. Cecelja   E. Zondervan


  8. Education and knowledge transfer

    • Interactive environments, pen science and education
    • Best practices in design education
    • Promoting systems thinking in engineering curricula

    Theme Coordinators: L. Montastruc   I. Mujtaba

Participants need to register in advance using the registration link:

  • Note that this workshop runs in parallel with this Machine Learning and Process Simulation workshops. Only one of them can be selected
  • Workshop Date: Sunday 18th of June.
  • Workshop Starting Time: 10:00 AM.
  • Participants Limit: 60.
  • Registrations Deadline: Monday 12 June 2023.
  • Workshop Coordinator: Prof Carl Laid, Carnegie Mellon University

Those wishing to participate should register at:

Registration Link: https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/icheme/Site/Register

IRISS Thematic Session

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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.

Machine Learning Workshop

  • Workshop Date: Sunday 18th of June
  • Workshop Starting Time: 10:00 AM
  • Workshop duration: 5 hours
  • Participants Limit: 70
  • Workshop Coordinator: Prof Antonio Rio

Registration Link: https://era.eventsair.com/escape-33/workshops

A Workshop on Course Development – Final Announcement

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:

  • Topic 1: AI in Chemical Engineering, led by Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Columbia
  • Topic 2: Optimization Methods for Energy Systems, led by Christos Marvelias, Princeton
  • Topic 3: Sustainable Circular Economy, led by Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State

The master plans will include:

  • Step 1. learning objectives, syllabus, and schedule for the entire course.
  • Step 2. Learning objectives and syllabus for at least one week of activity in the course.
  • Step 3. Generation of suitable student activities for each week of activity outlined in Step 2.

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):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6w6mqSPxp0 (28 min)

The workshop capacity will be 30 participants (Up to 10 participants in each of the three teams).

Those wishing to participate should register at: