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EFCE Honors Two For CAPE Research

June 7, 2022
Group recognizes computer-aided process engineering efforts
EFCE Honors Two For CAPE Research

Alessandro Di Pretoro (left) and Ahmed Shokry Abdelaleem Taha Ziedwill receive their awards on June 13th at the 32nd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering.

The European Federation of Chemical Engineering has decided to bestow its Excellence Award in Recognition of an Outstanding PhD Thesis on CAPE [computer-aided process engineering] on two researchers: Alessandro Di Pretoro and Ahmed Shokry Abdelaleem Taha Zied.

Di Pretoro is receiving the honor for his thesis “Optimal Design of Flexible, Operable and Sustainable Processes under Uncertainty: Biorefinery Applications,” done as part of a joint PhD thesis program between the Laboratoire de Génie Chimique INPENSIACET, Toulouse, France, and Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. It looked at how process performances such as feasibility, profitability, sustainability, etc., change when operating conditions vary from the ones used to design and optimize the process. Di Pretoro now is an associate professor at INP de Toulouse – ENSIACET, Toulouse, France.

Ahmed Shokry was cited for his thesis “A Contribution to Chemical Process Operation Support: New Machine Learning and Surrogate Models-Based Approaches for Process Optimization, Supervision and Control,” completed at the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain. He currently is a research engineer at the Center for Applied Mathematics, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.

They will receive their awards on June 13th at the 32nd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering, Toulouse, France. Read the entire press release.