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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

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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

2020 CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award

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Congratulations to Dr. Ruth Misener, the 2020 CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award winner! Dr. Ruth Misener is a Senior Lecturer in Computational Optimization and EPSRC Early Career Research Fellow (2017-2022) in the Imperial College London Department of Computing. Ruth received an SB from MIT...Read more

2020 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Congratulations to Dr. Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, the 2020 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award winner! Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi is a professor and Holder of the Bryan Research and Engineering Chair at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, and the Managing Director of the Gas and...Read more

Webinars for online teaching of chemical engineering

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Chemical Engineering Online Learning On March 12, 2020 we hosted a webinar on Chemical Engineering Online Learning featuring John Falconer. The video is archived on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaJtNWGGx78&feature=youtu.be John shared some info about virtual labs as well as the...Read more

CAST Spring 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Raymond Adomaitis on
Submitted by Martha Grover Resources for Online Course Material With Corona virus concerns causing universities to modify format, instructors of chemical engineering courses may find some of these online resources helpful: CACHE: https://cache.org/teaching-resources-center LearnChem: http://www...Read more

Thomas Adams, CAST Director 2020-2022

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Dr. Thomas A. Adams II, P.Eng, is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. His research interests are in process systems engineering, particularly with regards to the modeling, simulation, and design of sustainable chemical and energy processes. Areas of application...Read more

Rahul Bindlish, CAST Director 2020-2022

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Real-time Optimization and Nonlinear Control Leader, Dow Rahul Bindlish is a senior technology manager leading the strategy development and technology implementation of model predictive controllers, real-time optimizers and scheduling applications in different businesses at Dow. He has co-authored...Read more

John Siirola, CAST Secretary/Treasurer 2020

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
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 expertise are systems design, operations research, optimization modeling, and...Read more

Martha Grover, CAST Second Vice Chair, 2020

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Martha Grover is a Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies. She earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech...Read more

CAST 2019 Undergraduate Poster Award

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
CAST Best Undergraduate Student Poster Award Winners First place ($100): Theodore Champ, University of Colorado Boulder, “Testing of Nitride Stability of Environmental Barrier Coating Materials for Application in Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Engines” Second place ($50): Colette Schissel, Cornell...Read more

2020 CAST Directors’ Student Presentation Award

Posted by Raymond Adomaitis on
The CAST Division calls for student presentation award nominations. Eight students will be selected as finalists to present a research paper during the AIChE Annual meeting. Nomination package is due 15 April 2020. Note that the student's AIChE membership number must be a part of the nomination...Read more

2019 CAST Election Results

Posted by Raymond Adomaitis on
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2019 elections of the CAST division. I am pleased to announce the results: 2nd Vice Chair (2020): Martha Grover Treasurer/Secretary (2020-21): John Siirola Directors (2020-2022): Thomas Adams and Rahul Bindlish Programming coordinators (2022) 10A:...Read more

2020 CAST Division Awards Call for Nominations

Posted by Ashlee Ford Versypt on
Nominations are being accepted for all five CAST Division Awards for 2020: • W. David Smith Jr. Graduate Student Paper Award • David Himmelblau Award for Innovations in Computer-Based Chemical Engineering Education • Computing Practice Award • Computing in Chemical Engineering Award • CAST...Read more

Women in PSE

Posted by Raymond Adomaitis on
We (Christos Georgakis, Martha Grover, Jay Lee, and Ruth Misener) started a public-facing "Women in PSE" list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17Yk5YlUYTPHurrkO-G3WYHm8RGF0eknxfYAdblxzoo4/edit?usp=sharing We hope that this list will be used to help find (i) conference speakers, (ii) mentors...Read more

2019 CAST Directors’ Best Poster Award Winner

Posted by Raymond Adomaitis on
Andrew Radcliffe (co-author Gintaras Reklaitis), Purdue University, “Development of an Image Analysis Tool for High-Speed Imaging Data in a Dropwise Additive Manufacturing Process” 370r For more information on the Directors' Poster Award, see http://www.castdiv.org/DirectorsAward.htm For more on...Read more

2019 CAST Best Student Presentation Winners

Posted by Raymond Adomaitis on
First place ($1500): Wentao Tang, University of Minnesota, “Data-Driven Dissipativity Control” 118d Second place ($500): Qi Chen, Carnegie Mellon University, "Pyosyn: A Collaborative Ecosystem for Process Design Advancement” 118e For more information on CAST awards, see http://www.castdiv.org/...Read more

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