FOCAPO / CPC 2023

Foundations of Computer Aided Process Operations / Chemical Process Control
Hilton San Antonio Hill Country, San Antonio, Texas
January 8 - 12, 2023

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Schedule

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FINAL PROGRAM (as of November 22, 2022)

Sunday, January 8
2:00 - 5:00 pm Mission Trail Excursion (tentative)
 
7:30 - 8:30 pm Opening Remarks

Michael Baldea
University of Texas at Austin

Rahul Bindlish
Dow

Iiro Harjunkoski
Hitachi Energy

Victor Zavala
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Opening Plenary

The Quest Towards the Integration of Process Control, Process Operations and Process Operability - Industrial Need or Academic Curiosity?

Stratos Pistikopoulos (Texas A&M University)
8:30 - 10:00 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, January 9
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am Plenary Session
(Digitalization)


Power Systems of the Future

Ernst Scholtz and Alexandre Oudalov (Hitachi Energy)
9:30 - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 - 12:30 pm Keynote Session
(Digitalization)


Cybersecurity in Process Control, Operations and Supply Chains

Panagiotis Christofides (UCLA)
Sandra Parker (Dow)


Formulating Data-driven Surrogate Models for Process Optimization

Ruth Misener (Imperial College London)
Larry Biegler (Carnegie Mellon University)


Resilient Manufacturing Ecosystems Through Artificial Intelligence

James Davis (UCLA)


Impact of Emerging Computing Architectures and Opportunities for Process Systems Engineering Application

David Bernal (NASA)
Carl Laird (Carnegie Mellon University)
Stuart Harwood (ExxonMobil)
Dimitar Trenev (ExxonMobil)
Davide Venturelli (NASA)


Digital Transformation and Expanding the Capabilities of Industrial Process Control and Optimization

Whit McConnell (ExxonMobil)
Dimitrios Georgis (ExxonMobil)
Tyler Soderstrom (ExxonMobil)
Jitendra Kadam (ExxonMobil)
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch
FOCAPO
(Digitalization)
CPC
(Digitalization)
2:00 - 3:40 pm Invited Talks - Parallel Sessions
3:40 - 4:10 pm Refreshment Break
FOCAPO
(Digitalization)
CPC
(Digitalization)
4:10 - 5:50 pm Invited Talks - Parallel Sessions
5:50 - 8:00 pm Free Time & Dinner on Own
8:00 - 10:00 pm Poster Session A

Tuesday, January 10
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am Plenary Session
(Sustainability)


Large-scale Sensor Networks for Monitoring Natural Gas Emissions

David Allen (University of Texas at Austin)
9:30 - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Keynote Session
(Sustainability)


Future of CO2 Management Systems: Design and Operations

Joan Brennecke (University of Texas at Austin)
David Miller (NETL)


Integration of Chemical Process Operation with Energy and Systems Infrastructure

Jesus Flores-Cerrillo (Linde)
Chris Swartz (McMaster University)


Circular Economy Definitions, Challenges and Opportunities

Styliani Avraamidou (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Ana Torres (Carnegie Mellon University)


Systems Engineering for Sustainability in a Globalized World: Resources, Ecosystems, Boundaries

Bhavik Bakshi (Ohio State University)
Christos Maravelias (Princeton University)
12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
FOCAPO
(Digitalization)
CPC
(Digitalization)
2:00 - 3:40 pm Invited Talks - Parallel Sessions
3:40 - 4:10 pm Refreshment Break
FOCAPO
(Digitalization)
CPC
(Digitalization)
4:10 - 5:50 pm Invited Talks - Parallel Sessions
5:50 - 7:00 pm Free Time
7:00 - 8:00 pm Opening Remarks

Victor Zavala
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Plenary

Harmonizing the Use of Optimization and Feedback in Process Operations and Control

Jim Rawlings
University of California - Santa Barbara
8:00 - 10:00 pm Conference Banquet

Wednesday, January 11
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am Plenary Session
(Innovation Speed)


Innovating for Speed, Complexity and Sustainability in Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacturing

Celia Cruz (Eli Lilly)
9:30 - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Keynote Session
(Innovation Speed)


Digital Innovation Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Cleo Kontoravdi (Imperial College London)
Sal Garcia (Eli Lilly)


Open-Source Modeling Platforms
John Hedengren (Brigham Young University)
Bethany Nicholson (Sandia National Laboratories)


Resilient Supply Chains - Robustness and Dynamics in Global Supply Chains

Jose Pinto (Linde Digital)
Ana Barbosa-Povoa (University of Lisbon)


Feasibility/Flexibility-based Optimization for Process Design and Operations

Marianthi Ierapetritou (University of Delaware)
Huayu Tian (University of Delaware)
Jnana Sai Jagana (University of Minnesota)
Qi Zhang (University of Minnesota)
12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
FOCAPO
(Innovation Speed)
CPC
(Innovation Speed)
2:00 - 3:40 pm Invited Talks - Parallel Sessions
3:40 - 4:10 pm Refreshment Break
FOCAPO
(Innovation Speed)
CPC
(Innovation Speed)
4:10 - 5:50 pm Invited Talks - Parallel Sessions
5:50 - 8:00 pm Free Time & Dinner on Own
8:00 - 10:00 pm Poster Session B

Thursday, January 12
7:30 - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am Plenary Session
(Future of PSE)


Developing Strategies for Polymer Redesign and Recycling using Reaction Pathway Analysis
Linda Broadbelt
(Northwestern University)
9:30 - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Keynote Session
(Future of PSE)


Hyperscale Modeling: Molecule, Process, Enterprise

Ignacio Grossmann (Carnegie Mellon University)
Andre Bardow (ETH)


Process Operations: From Models and Data to Digital Applications

Costas Pantelides (Siemens PSE & Imperial College London)
Frances Pereira (Siemens PSE)
Penelope Stanger (Imperial College London)
Nina Thornhill (Imperial College London)


The Future of Control of Process Systems

Prodromos Daoutidis (University of Minnesota)
Larry Megan (Baldwin Richardson Foods)
Wentao Tang (North Carolina State University)


Future of Supply Chains: Challenges, Trends and Prospects

Cristiana Lara (Amazon)
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 pm Panel Discussion
3:30 pm Conference Concludes

Conference Chairs
FOCAPO
Victor Zavala
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Iiro Harjunkoski
Hitachi Energy
CPC
Michael Baldea
University of Texas - Austin
Rahul Bindlish
The Dow Chemical Company
CACHE Liaison
B. Wayne Bequette
Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute
Conference Information Center
Robin Craven
Conference Manager
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