3 November 2014

PSE awards €5000 Model-Based Innovation prizes

Winning University of Padova paper demonstrates gPROMS advanced capabilities in biomedical applications

LONDON, 3 November 2014 --- Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), the Advanced Process Modelling company, today announced the winners of the prestigious PSE Model-Based Innovation (MBI) Prize for 2014.

PSE, providers of the world-leading gPROMS® process modelling platform, awards an annual €3000 winner's prize and two runners-up prizes of €1000 each for the most innovative use of advanced process modelling techniques in support of published research. The prizes will be awarded at a reception on Wednesday, 19 November at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

The winners of the main prize are Federico Galvanin, Massimiliano Barolo, Roberto Padrini, Alessandra Casonato and Fabrizio Bezzo of University of Padova, Italy for their paper Model-Based Approach to the Automatic Diagnosis of Von Willebrand Disease, published in AIChE Journal.

The judges summarised the research presented in the paper as "an excellent piece of research work and publication that demonstrates the key role of advanced process modelling in biomedical applications".

Runners up were George Dimopoulos, Chariklia Georgopoulou, Iason Stefanatos, Alexandros Zymaris and Nikolaos Kakalis from DNV Research & Innovation, Greece, for their paper A general-purpose process modelling framework for marine energy systems, and Kosan Roh and Jay Lee from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, for their paper Control Structure Selection for the Elevated-Pressure Air Separation Unit in an IGCC Power Plant: Self-Optimizing Control Structure for Economical Operation.

The prize is judged by a team of leading academics in the field of process systems engineering, Professors Stratos Pistikopoulos (chair) of Imperial College London and Michael Georgiadis of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

gPROMS is widely used throughout the chemicals, energy, petrochemical, food and pharmaceuticals sectors, including in some 200 academic organisations. Mark Matzopoulos, PSE deputy MD, says "PSE has a strong history of working with academic communities around the world to foster innovation, through our academic programme, the MBI Prize and our Partnerships for Advanced Process Modelling. We congratulate our winners on the quality of their work."

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