Professor Pistikopoulos is TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK (1991-2015) and the Director of its Centre for Process Systems Engineering (2002-2009). At Texas A&M, he is the Interim Co-Director and Deputy Director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, the Course Director of the Master of Science in Energy, the Director of the Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Centre, and the Texas A&M Principal Investigator of the RAPID Manufacturing USA Institute on process intensification, co-leading the Modeling & Simulation Focus Area.
Prof. Pistikopoulos' plenary lecture will be entitled "Multi-Parametric Optimization in Smart Manufacturing & Process Intensification".
Prof. You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at Cornell University. He served on the faculty of Northwestern University from 2011 to 2016, and worked at Argonne National Laboratory as an Argonne Scholar from 2009 to 2011. He received numerous awards, for example an 2016 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2017 AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award, the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Excellence Award, and the 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award. He is currently an Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering, a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal, and an editorial board member of several leading journals (e.g. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering). His research focuses on advanced computational models, optimization algorithms, statistical machine learning methods, and systems analysis tools for process manufacturing, infrastructure, smart agriculture, energy systems, and sustainability.
Prof. You's plenary lecture will be entitled "Resilient Design and Operations of Chemical Process Systems".