Frank Zhu | AIChE

Frank Zhu

Senior R&D fellow

Frank (Xin X.) Zhu, PhD, is a senior R&D fellow and subject matter expert for industrial sustainability at Honeywell (Email: He has made significant contributions to the fields of process design and operation optimization, integrated multiscale modeling with process integration, and superstructure optimization. More importantly, his methods have been widely applied in the process industries, generating significant benefits in energy and CO2 reduction. Before joining UOP, Zhu served as a Reader at the Univ. of Manchester in England, where he supervised pioneering work in integrating molecular models with optimization for process operation and later extended it for process development. Zhu has a PhD in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Adelaide in Australia. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, four books, and 60 patents. Zhu received the AIChE Energy and Sustainability Award, as well as Honeywell’s Technology Leadership Award in 2010 and Patent of the Year Award in 2014.