News

Mon, 07/19/2021

Prof. Paul I. Barton has been awarded the 2021 Constantin Caratheodory Prize in Global Optimization, together with Prof. Hoai An Le Thi from the University of Lorraine, France. The prize is awarded bi-annually to an individual...

Mon, 06/28/2021

Suzane Cavalcanti, a current Ph.D. student at PSEL, has been selected to receive an AY21-22 MathWorks Engineering Fellowship.
The MathWorks Engineering Fellowship Fund was established by MathWorks, Inc. in 2019 and provides graduate student support to students that are active users
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Mon, 06/21/2021

We would like to congratulate Thomas Adams, an Associate Professor at McMaster University and former postdoctoral assistant at PSEL, and Dominik Bongartz, group leader at the Chair of Process Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen University and former PhD student...

Thu, 04/22/2021

The newly published article Production of biofuels from sunlight and lignocellulosic sugars using microbial consortia, by J. A. Gomez, K. Höffner and P. I. Barton, can be accessed for free here within the...

Tue, 04/06/2021

We are pleased to inform that Braden Gilleland, a first-year PhD student at PSEL, has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

The broad goal of the project is to develop Methane Pyrolysis (or Methane Cracking) as a more economically viable way to decarbonize hydrogen production...

Fri, 11/06/2020

The new article Nonsmooth Hessenberg Differential-Algebraic Equations by Peter Stechlinski and Paul Barton (click here for 50 days of free access) studies Hessenberg differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) of size...

Thu, 07/30/2020

A research project that aims to avoid CO2 emissions within hydrogen production, led by the MIT professors Asegun Henry (Mechanical Engineering) and Paul Barton (Chemical Engineering, PSEL), has been awarded $750,000 in funding by the Center for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage...

Tue, 06/30/2020

Avinash Subramanian (currently a PhD student), Truls Gundersen, and Thomas Adams II (a PSEL alumni) have won the Processes 2020 Best Paper Award for their review paper "Modeling and Simulation of Energy Systems: A Review", which is available...

Mon, 06/22/2020

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kamil Khan, currently an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University and previously a Ph.D. student at PSEL, has won the 2020 CAST W. David Smith Graduate Publication Award. The award, shared with Blake Rawlings, will be recognized at...

Tue, 02/04/2020

The new Energy article Optimization of a Dual Mixed Refrigerant Process using a Nonsmooth Approach (click here for...