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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 […]


Dajun receives CAST Student Travel Award

Dajun Yue, a PEESE graduate student, was selected to receive the CAST Student Travel Award from the CAST Division of AIChE. All nomination packages were reviewed by a committee of 4 CAST Officers, and the competition was stiff. Dajun is one of the 5 CAST Travel Grant winners this year. […]


Prof. You receives Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award

Prof. You was recently selected to be the recipient of 2013 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award. This award recognizes extraordinary early career scientist in energy research. One recipient per year was selected by a committee with members from both Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory. More details are available in the Northwestern […]


Belinda to start as a Research Scientist at Honeywell

Belinda Wang, who will be graduating this November, has accepted a full-time position at Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Center as a Research Scientist. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges such as energy and sustainability. Belinda did her summer internship at Honeywell, and […]


Prof. You selected as a Searle Teaching Fellow

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 […]


Prof. You recognized as a Top Reviewer of C&CE

Professor You was recently recognized as a Computers & Chemical Engineering Top Reviewer of 2011. Computers & Chemical Engineering is a major journal in Process Systems Engineering. The journal publisher appreciate Professor You’s contributions to this journal through the following citation: “Your thoughtful critiques and timely edits have allowed us […]


Paper selected as the journal cover of “Energy Environ. Sci.”

Prof. You’s research on economic and uncertainty analysis for photovoltaics has been selected as the journal cover of the September, 2011 issue of Energy & Environmental Science, which has an impact factor of 20.523. The economic analysis model and stochastic simulation framework was developed by Prof. You. Other co-authors are Argonne […]


Prof. You invited to an EPA-NSF Workshop on Sustainability Science

Prof. You was invited by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation to attend a scientific workshop entitled “Design of Sustainable Product Systems and Supply Chains.” The 50 participants of this workshop are sustainability science experts selected globally from government, academia and industry. For more information, please see the […]


Prof. You receives W. David Smith Jr. Award from AIChE

Prof. You has been selected as the recipient of the W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Student Paper Award of the CAST Division of AIChE. The award, which will be presented to him at the Annual AIChE Meeting in Minneapolis on October 18, 2011, recognizes an individual for published work on […]


Prof. You named technical papers co-chair for FOCAPO

Prof. You is the co-chair of the Technical Papers Program at Foundations Of Computer-Aided Process Operations 2012. The Technical Papers Program is the lead component of the prestigious FOCAPO conference series, which has for many years attracted the international community in process operations, optimization and sustainable enterprise management. Prof. You […]


Collaboration with Praxair Inc. highlighted in DOE news

Fengqi You has been collaborating with Praxair Inc. on the development of stochsatic optimization strategies for the distribution-inventory planning of industrial gases (hydrogen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, Argon, etc.). This project has led to two journal articles and a number of citations in the Department of Energy (DOE) websites. Read […]


Fengqi You receives Ken Meyer Award

Fengqi You, who will join the ChBE faculty in September 2011, received the Ken Meyer Award for the best PhD thesis in Carnegie Mellon University in May 2010. The Ken Meyer Award is presented every year to a senior doctoral student who has demonstrated excellence in graduate research in chemical […]


Fengqi You receives Argonne Director’s Fellowship

Fengqi You received the Director’s Fellowship from Argonne National Laboratory for 2009-2011. The Argonne Director’s Fellowship is awarded to researchers, who display superb ability in scientific or engineering research and show definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue. Fengqi You is the only awardee from 2009-2011 […]