The current wave of digitalisation initiatives in industry is putting pressure on chemical engineering faculties to revisit their undergraduate courses to ensure that their graduate engineers have the skill set required for the modern world.
The main aim of this workshop is to determine how to address this challenge and facilitate new graduates' effective transition into industry and research. The immediate goals are:
- to understand how current university teaching aligns with the rapidly-evolving needs of industry in the areas of process modelling, a key component of digital design, and identify where the gaps are, and
- to present one of the initiatives aimed at addressing this challenge, the PATH materials for teaching of process modelling in undergraduate chemical engineering.
|10:30||Opening & welcome|
|10:40||Digitalisation in the process industries: capitalising on deep process knowledge
Prof. Costas Pantelides, PSE
|11:10||Nuclear effluents modelling: Integration using advanced process modelling
Felipe Basaglia, Sellafield Ltd
|11:55||Process modelling and its wider role in programme optimisation
Prof Scott Williamson-Owens, DBD International
|12:25||The role of equation-oriented process simulation in teaching chemical engineering classes at UCL
Dr Federico Galvanin, University College London
|13:50||Teaching through doing: Unlocking process modeling skills in graduate students
Dr Shaun Galbraith, University of Massachusetts Lowell
|14:15||Helping undergraduate students develop competence with Chemical Engineering modelling tools in an effective and coherent manner
Dr Daniel Belton, University of Huddersfield
|14:40||Preparing students for 21st Century Chemical Industry
Dr Mo Zandi, University of Sheffield
|15:20||PSE Academic Teaching Highway - why, what and how, including feedback from 2018 pilots
Dr Cristian Triana, PSE
PATH: The Process systems engineering Academic Teaching Highway
PATH (the Process Systems Engineering Academic Teaching Highway) is a joint initiative between PSE, University College London (UCL), industrial employers of chemical engineers including AstraZeneca, Procter & Gamble, ExxonMobil and DSM, and the academic community. It aims to align the teaching of process modelling and related digital design techniques in universities with the needs of industrial employers, through the development and provision of software-agnostic teaching materials suitable for incorporation into undergraduate courses. The initial materials have been piloted from the beginning of the September 2018 term.
Find out more at psepath.com