CPSE Seminar Series photo


CPSE has been running a successful Seminar Series for many years and each year we invite distinguished national and international experts to the Centre. The seminars are put together by Dr Ruth Misener, Dr Panos Parpas and Miss Cristina Romano. Industrial Consortium Members can propose speakers and topics of research that interest them by contacting their company's Academic Friend. The CPSE Seminar Series video recordings are available and can be downloaded.  


CPSE Seminar

SpeakerTitle and Abstracts Seminar Date
 Professor Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

Abstract - Professor Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos

Towards the grand unification of model-based design, control and scheduling

17 May 2017, 11am

CPSE Seminar room, C615 Roderic Hill Building

Dr. Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin (University of Michigan -Ann Arbor) 

Abstract - Dr Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin

Elucidating and Engineering Microbial Communities: Systems and Synthetic Biology Approaches 

5 April 2017, 11am

Lecture Theatre 3, C333 Roderic Hill Building

Dr Jie Li (The University of Manchester)

Abstract - Dr Jie Li

Data-Driven Mathematical Modeling and Global Optimization Framework for Integrated Petroleum and Petrochemical Planning Operations


8 March 2017, 11am

CPSE Seminar Room, C615 Roderic Hill Building

Professor Ignacio E. Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon University)

Abstract - Professor Ignacio E. Grossmann

New developments in flexibility analysis and global optimization 

24 February 2017, 11am

Lecture Theatre 3, C333 Roderic Hill Building


Professor Yaroslav Sergeyev (University of Calabria)

Absract - Professor Yaroslav Sergeyev

Lipschitz global optimization 


22 February 2017, 10am

RSM G06, Department of Materials, Royal School of Mines

Dr Yousef Alshammari (University of Vienna)

Abstract - Dr Yousef Alshammari

Achieving deep cuts in CO2 emissions in oil producing countries: the Case of Saudi Arabia 

13th January 2017, 3:30pm

ACEX 400, Department of Chemical Engineering  

Professor Chrysanthos E. Gounaris (Carnegie Mellon University)

Abstract - Professor Chrysanthos E. Gounaris

Mathematical optimization for process operations and materials design 

 21 November, 11am 

CPSE Seminar Room, C615 Roderic Hill Building

Professor Professor Brent R. Young (The University of Auckland)


Abstract - Professor Professor Brent R. Young

Process systems engineering in a land of milk and Manuka–dairy real-time quality research in New Zealand

24 June 2016, 11am 

CPSE Seminar Room, C615 Roderic Hill Building

2016 CPSE Seminar Series Poster

SpeakerTitle and Abstracts Video Casts

Dr. Thomas Vetter (The University of Manchester)  

 10 February 2016, 4pm     

Abstract - Dr. Thomas Vetter

Tuning the particle size distribution of pharmaceutical crystals using a process systems engineering approach

Video Casts - Dr. Thomas Vetter

Dr. Claudia D’Ambrosio (LIX École Polytechnique)

24 February 2016, 4pm 

Abstract - Dr. Claudia D’Ambrosio

On the standard pooling problem and strong valid inequalities‌ 

Video Casts - Dr. Claudia D’Ambrosio


Dr. Pietro Belotti (FICO) 

9 March 2016, 4pm

‌ Abstract - Dr. Pietro Belotti

‌Optimal selection of fixed-size populations: an application to tree breeding

 Video Casts -Dr. Pietro Belotti 

Dr. Carl Laird (Purdue University)

27 April 2016, 4pm                            


Abstract - Dr. Carl Laird

Parallel Algorithms and Applications in Structured, Large-scale Optimization

Video Casts Dr. Carl Laird

Dr. André Bardow (RWTH Aachen)

4 May 2016, 4pm                                    

Abstract - Dr. André Bardow

The next generation of methods and tools for Computer-Aided Molecular Design

Video Casts Dr. André Bardow


Dr. Mariano Martín (Universidad de Salamanca)

11 May 2016, 4pm

Abstract - Dr. Mariano Martín

Sustainable process design of renewable based power and fuels

Video Casts - Dr. Mariano Martín