The Canadian chemical engineering community (CSChE) has a long history of excellence in process systems engineering research and practice involving applied statistics and process design, control, and optimization. Members of this community recognized as early leaders include Park Reilly (Waterloo), David Bacon (Queen’s), John MacGregor (McMaster), and Grant Fisher (Alberta), all of whom served as both supervisors and mentors of hundreds of students who have themselves gone on to make contributions to these fields in both academia and industry, in Canada and around the world.
Each year, this community gathers at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference to hear presentations based on work being done in the process systems engineering field on topics of relevance and importance to the chemical engineering community. A special issue in the journal Processes is being coordinated with the 68th such conference that is being held in conjunction with the XXIX Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering in Toronto, Canada on October 28–31, 2018.
This Special Issue in Processes is entitled “Process Systems Engineering à la Canada” and focuses on, but is not limited to, papers that align with the “Systems and Control” thematic sessions of this conference:
- Data analytics;
- Data science;
- Design of sustainable processes;
- Optimal control.
All are welcome to submit papers to this special issue. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Tom’s Note: All Systems & Control Division CSChE Members and Conference Attendees can receive a 20% discount on publication fees for this special issue. See the Membership Benefits section for more!
Prof. William R. Cluett (University of Toronto, Canada)
Prof. Michel Perrier (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
Prof. Ana Inés Torres (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)
Prof. Simant Upreti (Ryerson University, Canada)