The FOCAPD Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

Call for Nominations

The Foundations of Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 2024 Conference is pleased to announce the Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. The goal of the award is to recognize an outstanding contribution to the field by a PhD Candidate arising from PhD research. 

Award recipients must have successfully published and defended their PhD between January 1, 2019 and the submission deadline.

The dissertation must be within the scope of the FOCAPD 2024 conference (chemical process and product design). 

Award recipients will receive a certificate, a speaking slot at the FOCAPD conference, and free conference registration. 

Nomination Instructions

The Nomination Period has now closed. The top ranking nominees will be invited to submit a full application. Please follow the instructions in that email to complete the final application package.


When Description
July 1, 2023 Nomination period opens. 1-Page nominations accepted (use template at link above).
September 15, 2023 Nomination period closes. Applications must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time (New York) on this date
October 1, 2023 Committee notifies nominees of decision to invite or not to invite to submit a full application. Invitees may receive requests for additional information or suggestions on what to include in the full application. 
January 8, 2024 Full applications due (by invitation only). 
March 1, 2024 Applicants notified of final decision.