Organizing Committee

FOCAPD 2024 is organized by a diverse team of research experts in chemical process design, from academic, government, and industry.

Conference Co-Chairs

Dr. Thomas A. Adams II
Professor, P.Eng.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Department of Energy and Process Engineering
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Dr. Matt Bassett
Senior Manager
Coupa Software
Supply Chain Design and Planning
Dr. Selen Cremaschi
Professor
Auburn University
Department of Chemical Engineering
Selen Cremaschi portrait
Dr. Monica Zanfir
Linde Engineering R&D
Associate Director
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International Scientific Committee

Member Name Institution
Luke Achenie Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Rakesh Agrawal Purdue University
Styliani Avraamidou University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bhavik Bakshi The Ohio State University
Michael Baldea The University of Texas at Austin
Ana Barbosa-Povoa Instituto Superior Tecnico
Joule Bergersen University of Calgary
Burcu Beykal University of Connecticut
Debangsu Bhattacharyya West Virginia University
Larry Biegler Carnegie Mellon University
Rahul Bindlish Dow
Fani Boukouvala Georgia Tech
Richard Bratz MIT
Kyle Camarda University of Kansas
Alejandro Cano Siemens Process Systems Enterprise
Leo Chiang Dow
Giancarlo Dalle Ave Hitachi Energy Research
Prodromos Daoutidis University of Minnesota
Maria SoledadDiaz Universidad Nacional del Sur, Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (PLAPIQUI)
Alexander Dowling Notre Dame
Mario Eden Auburn University
Mahmoud El-Halwagi Texas A&M University
Ali Elkamel University of Waterloo
Nor Farida Harun NETL Morgantown
Tatiana Felix Ferreira Federal Univ. of Rio de Janerio
Eric Fraga University College London
Rafiqul Gani PSE For Speed
Sal Garcia Lilly
Emre Gençer MIT Energy Initiative
Jaffer Ghouse Woodside Energy
Apostolos Giovanoglou Siemens Process Systems Enterpise
Vipin Gopal Walgreens Boots Alliance
Chrysanthos E.Gounaris Carnegie Mellon University
Ignacio Grossmann Carnegie Mellon University
Kevin Harding University of Witwatersrand
Faruque Hasan Texas A&M
Bri-Mathias Hodge University of Colorado Border & NREL
Steve Honkomp P&G
Yinlun Huang Wayne State University
Marianthi Ierapetritou University of Delaware
Zheyu Jiang Oklahoma State University
Iftekar Karimi National University of Singapore
Donghoi Kim SINTEF Energy
Sophie (Sun Hye) Kim Dow
Antonnis Kokossis National Technical University of Athens
Carl Laird Carnegie Mellon University
Ajay Lakshmanan Amazon Web Services
Jay Lee University of Southern California 
Can Li Purdue University
Patrick Linke Texas A&M Univerisy at Qatar
Steve Lombardo OFI
Christos Maravelias Princeton University
Mariano Martin University of Salamanca
David Miller National Energy Technology Lab
Ruth Misener Imperial College London
Alexander Mitsos RWTH Aachen University
Nashaat N. Nassar University of Calgary
Chinedu Okoli Proctor and Gamble
Costas Pantelides Siemens Process Systems Enterpise
Stratos Pistikopoulos Texas A&M University
Sreekanth Rajagopalan Dow
Edna Soraya Rawlings Sandia National Labs
Matthew Realff Georgia Tech
Rex Reklaitis Purdue University
Gerardo Ruiz-Mercado US EPA
Luis-Ricardez Sandoval University of Waterloo
Warren Seider University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Siirola Purdue University
John Siirola Sandia National Lab
Shweta Singh Purdue University
Eva Sorensen University College London
Yuhe Tian West Virginia University
Ana I. Torres Carnegie Mellon
Gavin Towler Honeywell
Saadet Ulas Acikgoz Honeywell UOP
Fernando V. Lima West Virginia University
Venkat Venkatasubramanian    Columbia University
Xiaonan Wang Tsinghua University
John Wassick CMU/Dow
Kirti Yenkie Rowan  University
Victor M. Zavala University of Wisconsin - Madison

Supporting Organizations

The FOCAPD conferences, along with its sister series FOCAPO, FOSBE, FOMMS, and FOPAM are organized by the Computer Aides for Chemical Engineering (CAChE) Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. FOCAPD 2024 is co-organized with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. We are grateful for the support of both organizations.