Professor Roger W.H. Sargent Lecture
Professor Roger W.H. Sargent has had an unparalleled influence in the world of Process Systems Engineering through his vision, his leadership and his numerous technical contributions. 


Professor Roger W.H. Sargent is the founding director of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College from 1989 to his retirement in 1992. Professor Sargent has played a unique role in shaping the future of systems engineering research. His contributions have been recognized by many awards, most recently by IChemE. In 2015, IChemE created the Sargent Medal for research in computer aided product and process engineering in honour of Professor Sargent. The medals are designed to recognise the work of members of the chemical engineering academic community, who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the profession and society.

“We are very pleased to announce the names behind our new medals and celebrate some of their iconic achievements and contributions stretching back nearly a hundred years...IChemE is looking forward to celebrating their historic achievements and perpetuating their names in the future by awarding their medals to the next generations of chemical engineers for decades to come.” Claudia Flavell-While, IChemE Director of Publications. 

In 1994, we inaugurated an annual lectureship as a tribute to Roger Sargent’s excellence and his legacy in the field of Process Systems Engineering. The Lectures are free and open to the public. The next Professor Roger Sargent Lecture will take place on:

24th Professor Roger Sargent Lecture - 7th December 2017 (details will be available soon)