A creative ambiguity was deliberately built into the 'process systems engineering' description of this field by Roger Sargent and other early pioneers. We will consider whether PSE is still a relevant paradigm and, through examples, highlight its current (and future) applicability, scope and potential contributions. Based on personal experience, we will briefly discuss organisational systems aspects that enable (or impede) such innovations.
Sandro Macchietto, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor of Process Systems Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, Sandro is an international leader in Process Systems Engineering who established innovative organisations in both academia and industry with strong interfaces between them. His academic research, originating methods for simulation, design, control and optimisation of process systems, is widely applied in industry. He co-founded two successful spinoffs (Process Systems Enterprise; Hexxcell), co-founded and directed multidisciplinary research centres (Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Energy Futures Lab) and created the innovative MSc Course ‘Sustainable Energy Futures’.
Recognitions include Queen’s Awards for Excellence, Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the RAEng MacRobert Award, IChemE, Sargent's Medal and was made a Cavaliere of the order of Merit (Italy's highest civil honour).
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