Raymond R. Tan is a professor of chemical engineering, University Fellow and current Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He is also an Academician of the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
His research focuses on the development of novel computational techniques for the design of sustainable industrial systems. In particular, he is the co-developer of carbon emissions pinch analysis (CEPA) methodology, and is also a leading authority in specialized process systems engineering (PSE) and process integration (PI) sub-areas, such as process graph (P-graph) modeling, non-conventional applications of pinch analysis, and fuzzy life cycle assessment/optimization.
Prof. Tan received his BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering and PhD in mechanical engineering from De La Salle University. He is the author of more than 300 Scopus-indexed publications (including articles, conference papers and book chapters), with a total of over 5,000 citations and an h-index of 39. He is co-editor-in-chief of Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (SpringerNature), subject editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption (Elsevier/IChemE), and an editorial board member of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (SpringerNature) and the Int. J. of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience). He is also coauthor of the book Input-Output Models for Sustainable Industrial Systems (SpringerNature), and co-editor of Recent Advances in Sustainable Process Design and Optimization (World Scientific) and Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems (Wiley).
Prof. Tan has received multiple awards from NAST, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA).