We are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of the 2019 PSE Model-Based Innovation Prizes. They are …


The winning publication for the €3000 prize is:

Integrated modelling of a continuous direct compression tablet manufacturing process: A production scale case study by S.C. Galbraith *, B. Cha, Z. Huang, S. Park, H. Liu, S. Yoon of Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell; R.F. Meyer, S. Hurley, F. Zhang-Plasket of Pharmaceutical Commercialization Technology, Merck & Co., Inc; M.H. Flamm of Applied Mathematics and Modeling, Scientific Modeling Platforms, Merck & Co., Inc,. Published in Powder Technology, Elsevier.


The publications that are joint winners of the €1000 runners-up prizes are:

Demand response-oriented dynamic modeling and operational optimization of membrane-based chlor-alkali plants by Joannah I. Otashu*, Michael Baldea of McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin. Published in Computers & Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier.

Model of an industrial multitubular reactor for methanol to formaldehyde oxidation in the presence of catalyst deactivation by Catarina G. Braz*, Henrique A. Matos of Centro Recursos Naturais e Ambiente, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa; Adélio Mendes of Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto; Jorge Rocha, Ricardo Alvim of EuroResinas, Industrias Químicas S.A., Sines, Portugal. Published in Chemical Engineering Science, Elsevier.