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25 June 2013

PSE calls for submissions for €5000 Model-Based Innovation prizes

Best use of gPROMS advanced process modelling in support of research

LONDON, 25 June 2013 --- Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), provider of the industry-leading gPROMS advanced process modelling platform and model-based engineering services, today announced the opening for submissions for the prestigious 2013 PSE Model-Based Innovation Prize.

PSE awards annual prizes totalling €5000 – a winner's prize of €3000 and two runners-up prizes of €1000 each – for the best published papers in which gPROMS family products are used to generate research results in a novel area of application or technology.

PSE is a leader in the fields of Model-Based Engineering (MBE) and Model-Based Innovation (MBI), in which high-fidelity mathematical models of processes and products are used to accelerate innovation and reduce technology risk. MBI helps to integrate R&D activities with engineering design, resulting in optimised process design and operation, reduced costs and timescales and higher R&D efficiency.

gPROMS is the world's leading advanced process modelling platform for such applications, and is widely used throughout the chemicals, energy, petrochemical, power, food and pharmaceuticals sectors. It is also used to support academic research in some 200 academic organisations around the world.

The 2012 main prize was won by Viviana Silva, Carla Pereira and Al?rio Rodrigues of the University of Porto, Portugal, for their paper PermSMBR?A New Hybrid Technology: Application on Green Solvent and Biofuel Production, published in the AIChE Journal of July 2011.

Anyone using gPROMS family products in support of research published between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2013 is invited to submit a paper for the 2013 prize via the PSE website ( by 15 July 2013. The prize is open to applicants from industry as well as academia.

Submissions will be judged by the panel of three leading academics in the field of Process Systems Engineering: Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos (Imperial College London)and Professor Michael Georgiadis (University of Western Macedonia, Greece). Prizes will be awarded at the 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Mark Matzopoulos, PSE deputy MD, says "As a company closely involved in research and innovation throughout the process industries, we are keen to recognise and foster the efforts of others who are doing the same."

Kate Burness +44-20-8563-0888,
[email protected]

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