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Computing & Systems Technology Division (CAST)

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The Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division is responsible for the wide range of activities within AIChE that involve the application of computers and mathematics to chemical engineering problems including process design, process control, operations, and applied mathematics. We arrange technical sessions at AIChE Meetings, organize special conferences, and publish the newsletter - CAST Communications - twice a year. These activities enable our members to keep abreast of the rapidly changing fields of computers and system technology.

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2020 CAST Division Awards

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2020 AIChE CAST Division Awards. Please congratulate the 2020 recipients: Computing in Chemical Engineering Award: Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Texas A&M University Computing Practice Award: John Siirola, Sandia National Laboratories David Himmelblau...Read more

2020 CAST W. David Smith Jr. Graduate Publication Award

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Congratulations to Dr. Kamil A. Khan and Dr. Blake Rawlings, the winners of the CAST W. David Smith Jr. Graduate Publication Award! Dr. Kamil A. Khan is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at McMaster University. He received his B.S.E. degree in chemical engineering from Princeton...Read more

2020 CAST Computing Practice Award

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Congratulations to Dr. John D. Siirola, the winner of the CAST Computing Practice Award! Dr. John D. Siirola is a Principal R&D Member of Technical Staff in the Discrete Math and Optimization Department within the Center for Computing Research at Sandia National Laboratories. His main areas of...Read more