Honor


Prof. You was recently notified of his selection for the Excellence in Process Development Research Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) this year. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from over 110 countries. Sponsored by Pfizer, the AIChE Process Development Division Research Award is highly competitive and is presented by AIChE to recognize an individual, who have made significant technical contributions to the advancement of process development research […]

AIChE Excellence in Process Dev. Research Award


Our recent paper “A Data-Driven Robust Optimization Approach to Scenario-Based Stochastic Model Predictive Control” published in Journal of Process Control has drawn some media attentions. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the following ones: Cornell Chronicle: To conserve energy, AI clears up cloudy forecasts World Economic Forum: New machine learning methods can slash energy bills in old homes Energy Manager Today: Cornell Using Machine Learning to Aid in Energy Savings Engerati: Harnessing weather forecasting for building energy efficiency […]

AI for Smart Control


Prof. You was selected to receive the 2018 Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Outstanding Young Researcher Award. This award is presented by AIChE to honor an individual with outstanding contributions to the computing and systems technologies (CAST). Prof. You was recognized for “contributions to fundamental theory and applications of supply chain optimization, sustainability analytics, energy systems engineering, integrated process operations, and data-driven decision-making.” This award, sponsored by Air Products, consists of $3,000 and an award plaque. The award will be […]

Computing & Systems Technology OYR Award



  In June 2018, a paper by Jiyao, titled “Integrated Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment and Optimization of Shale Gas.” (ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2018, 6 (2), pp 1803–1824), was selected to feature on the cover of June 2018 issue of ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. See the upper right graphic of the left cover art below. Two graduate students from Prof. José María Ponce-Ortega’s group, Aurora de Fátima Sánchez-Bautista and José Ezequiel Santibañez-Aguilar, visited PEESE in 2016. Their research work on […]

ACS Journal Covers


The American Chemical Society (ACS) announces today that Prof. You is a winner of the prestigious 2018 ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award. The ACS has more than 158,000 members in all fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields, and it is the world’s largest scientific society by membership. The awards recognize and honor scientists, who are doing exceptional research that impacts sustainability, green chemistry, and green engineering. This award specifically honors Prof. You’s research contributions in process […]

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. Lectureship Award


Prof. You was recently notified of his selection for another national award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) this year. AIChE is the world’s leading organization for chemical engineering professionals, with more than 60,000 members from over 110 countries. In addition to the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Excellence Award, Prof. You also receives the 2017 AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award. This award is presented by AIChE to honor an individual with outstanding contributions in Environmental Chemical […]

AIChE ENV EC Award



Prof. You has been selected to receive the 2017 AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Excellence Award (formerly named “Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering Award”). This award is presented annually to recognize an individual with significant contributions to research activities on sustainability, and it is most prestigious award given by AIChE honoring sustainability research. Prof. You was recognized for “fundamental contributions to sustainability analysis and optimization methods as well as applications to advanced materials, process manufacturing and energy systems.” The award will […]

AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award


Jiyao Gao, a PEESE graduate student, was selected to receive a Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award from AIChE this year. These student paper awards are presented to graduate students who published the best technical papers that describe results related to engineering and sustainability. Jiyao is one of the three Student Award recipients this year, and he will receive $500 for travel expenses associated with attending this year’s AIChE annual meeting, plus an award plaque. The committee made the award […]

Jiyao wins AIChE Award


In the recent updated list of “Top cited AIChE Journal papers from 2015”, the No. 1 and No. 2 most cited articles are both from PEESE. Please follow the link below for the full list of “top cited papers” at the AIChE Journal website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1547-5905/homepage/MostCited.html#cited15 In the earlier “top cited” list, the No. 1 top cited AIChE Journal papers from 2012 and from 2013 are also both authored by PEESE researchers.  The lists are available in the following webpages of […]

No. 1 most cited AIChE J. articles from 2012, 2013, ...



Prof. You was recently appointed as Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering, the flagship journal of Process Systems Engineering. As an Associate Editor of the Journal, Prof. You handles submissions in the areas of Optimization and Energy Systems Engineering.

Associate Editor of Comput. & Chem. Eng.


Prof. You recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER award is the most prestigious recognition given by the NSF to teacher-scholars early in their academic careers. The awarded research project, titled ‘A Computational Framework for Multiscale Optimization of Sustainability for Process Supply Chains,’ aims to incorporate sustainability principles systematically and effectively into the design and optimization of process systems. Below is a story from Cornell Research on this award: https://research.cornell.edu/research/environmental-issues-and-process-industries    

NSF CAREER Award


Congratulations to Jian on his recent publication titled “Perovskite Photovoltaics: Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts” in Energy & Environmental Science! EES has an impact factor of 20.523, making it the #1 ranking journal in three ISI Web of Science subject categories: Chemical Engineering, Energy & Fuels, and Environmental Science. Besides, this paper was selected as a cover of July 2015 issue of Energy & Environmental Science. This work is covered/highlighted by a number of news media that include, […]

Journal cover and media coverage of perovskite paper



PEESE recently receives multiple recognitions from Computers & Chemical Engineering, the flagship journal in the Process Systems Engineering area. These recognitions include: Two Most Cited Articles in 2010-2012 (one on scheduling and control, and the other one on oil spill response planning) Two Most Downloaded Articles in 2012-2013 (one for the gasification paper, and the other one for the pyrolysis paper) A Reviewer Award.

Recognitions from C&CE


Professor You was selected to be one of the 18 Searle Fellows for AY 2012 – 2013 at Northwestern University. The Searle Fellows program is a multi-disciplinary, year-long program for early career faculty. Established in 1999, the program aims to provide faculty with the expertise and knowledge to critically assess and solve problems in their courses. Participants design innovative approaches to teaching to advance their students’ learning and to develop their own teaching practice. The department chairs nominate the fellows […]

Prof. You selected as a Searle Teaching Fellow