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Science Advances AE

Prof. You was recently invited to join the editorial board of Science Advances as an Associate Editor. Science Advances is an open-access journal published by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which also publishes Science.


McGraw Research Award

Prof. Fengqi You has been selected to receive the 2020 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The Curtis W. McGraw Research Award was established in 1957 with the initial assistance of the McGraw-Hill Book Company to recognize outstanding achievements by engineering college research […]


AIChE Excellence in Process Dev. Research Award

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 […]


AI for Smart Control

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 […]


Computing & Systems Technology OYR Award

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 […]


“Science” paper on LCA

Our co-authored paper, titled “Global carbon intensity of crude oil production” (Science 31 Aug 2018: Vol. 361, Issue 6405, pp. 851-853), was recently published in Science Magazine. This paper reports the results of a multi-institutional collaboration to quantify and rank the countries by the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of […]


Chao joins Tsinghua faculty

PEESE postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Chao Shang, has recently accepted an offer from Tsinghua University to join the faculty of the Department of Automation as a tenure-track Assistant Professor (starting fall 2018). This is a top-ranked department in the field of Control Science and Engineering at one of the world’s most […]


ACS Journal Covers

  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 […]


ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. Lectureship Award

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 […]


AIChE ENV EC 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 […]


AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research 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 […]


Awards to M.Eng. students

PEESE M.Eng. students were recognized with distinguished awards by the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The Outstanding M.Eng. Project Award in Fall 2019 was bestowed to Tigran Mehrabyan, who developed a multi-stage stochastic programming approach for pharmaceutical trail planning under uncertainty. In Spring 2019, Qixuan (Michael) Li received […]


Jiyao wins AIChE 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 […]


Daniel received awards

PEESE graduate student Daniel Garcia was selected to receive a 2018 Sustainable Engineering Forum Student Paper Award from AIChE. These student paper awards are presented to graduate students who published the best technical papers that describe results related to engineering and sustainability. Daniel is one of the three Student Award […]


Editorial Boards of AIChE J. and ACS-SCE

Prof. You was recently invited to become a member of AIChE Journal Consulting Editors Board. AIChE Journal editorial team made the invitation to acknowledge Prof. You’s expertise and stature as a prominent chemical engineering researcher. AIChE Journal is the flagship journal of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Besides, Prof. You […]


No. 1 most cited AIChE J. articles from 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015

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: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1547-5905/homepage/MostCited.html#cited15 In the earlier “top cited” […]


Science Advances paper

PEESE researchers recently co-authored an article in Science Advances. The title of the paper is “In silico discovery of metal-organic frameworks for precombustion CO2 capture using a genetic algorithm.” It worth noting that one of the co-authors, Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart, was award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry early […]


Associate Editor of Comput. & Chem. Eng.

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.


Dajun to join Amazon

Dajun recently accepted an offer of Operations Research Scientist from Amazon.com. After completing his PhD in summer 2016, Dajun will move to Seattle and join a group of 30+ PhDs, including a number of chemical engineers, to optimize the supply chain and inventory management of the largest e-retailer in the […]


NSF CAREER Award

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 […]


Journal cover and media coverage of perovskite paper

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 […]


Shale gas paper in the news

Jiyao’s recent paper “Shale Gas Supply Chain Design and Operations toward Better Economic and Life Cycle Environmental Performance” published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. has drawn some media attentions. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the following ones: Northwestern News R&D Magazine ScienceDaily Phys.org Big Ten Network Manufacturing […]


Sustainability book published

A recent book edited by Prof. You was recently published by Elsevier. This book titled “Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications” presents recent method developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. The 25 chapters of this book are contributed by 90 […]


Yunfei joins ExxonMobil

Yunfei recently accepted a offer from ExxonMobil, and will move to Texas later this month to start his new job as a senior engineer. Congratulations, Yunfei!


Elected to Area 10C chair

Through a division-wide open voting process, Prof. You was recently elected to chair Area 10C: “Systems and Process Operations” in 2017 at the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE. This area includes sessions on optimization methods and their applications in supply chains, energy systems and process manufacturing. The […]


Paper featured in Nature

Our recent article on life cycle environmental and economic comparative analysis of solar panel manufacturing (Solar Energy, vol. 105, pp. 669–678, 2014) has been highlighted in Nature News (Nature, vol. 510, pp. 317, 2014). https://www.nature.com/news/seven-days-13-19-june-2014-1.15417#/trend This work is also covered by a number of media outlets that include, but are […]


Dajun named “3M Fellow”

Dajun Yue was recently selected to receive the 3M Fellowship for the next two years. Supported by a gift from 3M, a 3rd-year PhD student at McCormick is named “3M Fellow” every two years. The fellow is selected by 3M based on the candidate’s academic performance, research publications and research […]


Prof. You chairs Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy”

Prof. You was recently elected to chair the Programming Area 23C of the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) at AIChE for 2014-2015. Similar to his role as the 2016 CAST 10A chair, Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program of Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy” […]


Recognitions from C&CE

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 […]


Prof. You elected to chair 10A: “Systems and Process Design”

Prof. You was recently elected to be a programming chair for the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE. This is the first time that program coordinators are selected by a division-wide open voting process. Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program […]