Enterprise and Infrastructure Resilience Workshop

August 12-13, 2019

This workshop explores multifaceted resilience strategies for the modern enterprise that address dependence on external systems, such as the environment, stakeholders, shareholders, and society.

Submit an abstract here

Registration Information

Conference Flyer

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Selen Cremaschi, Auburn University
  • Bryan Dyson, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ferenc Friedler, Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Hungary
  • Ben McCall, University of Dayton
  • Paul Roege, Typhoon-HIL
  • Masoud Soroush, Drexel University
  • Pai-Yei Whung, US Environmental Protection Agency

Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract for Oral, Poster or Lighting Round presentation here in these and related topics:

  • Resilient Design and Operations of Chemical Process Systems
    • Strategies, principles, and contribution factors
    • Understand and manage the interaction of multiple stakeholders (e.g., conflicting objectives)
    • Resilient infrastructures
  • Advanced Control Systems for Risk Management and Resilient Processes
    • Flexibility, controllability, early detection, failure minimization, limitation of effects, administrative controls
    • Allocation of limited resources under constrained settings before, during, and after disruptive events
    • Vulnerability, risk reduction, and costs
  • Resilient Power, Water, Feedstock, and Product Supply Systems
    • Resilient supply chains and distribution systems
    • Effective, cost-efficient plans and actions for resilience, adaption, and risk reduction
    • Market diversity for resilient economics
  • Resilience Lessons Learned
    • Resilience’s lessons from and for the chemical industry
    • Resilient communities on the road to recovery
    • Resilience and sustainability
    • Environmental resiliency and challenges (cleanups and restoration)

RAPID Workshop

RAPID will hold a problem-discovery brainstorming session on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 12th at the Enterprise and Infrastructure Resilience Conference to identify the potential impact – both positive and negative – that modularization has on the resilience of the manufacturing enterprise (incl. infrastructure, security, sustainability, adaptability, resistance to shocks, etc.). The workshop will convene engineers and  scientists from government, academia and industry along with other stakeholders to identify the challenges and benefits in deploying modular decentralized equipment. During the event, RAPID CTO Paul Yelvington will present an overview of the RAPID manufacturing institute and the institute’s roadmap, highlighting the gaps identified in deploying modular equipment in the chemical processing industries. This will be followed by focused interactive small group breakouts. There will be plenty of time to ask questions about RAPID and to provide your perspective on where modular chemical process intensification (MCPI) could have significant impact


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Selen Cremaschi

Selen Cremaschi is the B. Redd Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. Her research interests are risk management, optimization, process synthesis, and planning under uncertainty. Her research group works at the intersection of operations research and chemical engineering, and develops systems analysis and decision support tools for complex systems, mainly focusing on healthcare and energy industry. Prior to joining Auburn University, she was a faculty member of the Russell School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Tulsa. She was the recipient of a Tulsa...Read more

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Masoud Soroush received his B.S. (Chemical Engineering) from Abadan Institute of Technology, Iran, and M.S.E. (Chemical Engineering), M.S.E. (Electrical Engineering: Systems) and Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.  After graduating from the University of Michigan, he joined Drexel University where he is now a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering.  He was a Visiting Scientist at DuPont Marshall Lab, Philadelphia, 2002–03 and a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in 2008. His research interests are in model-...Read more