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Applying Process Systems Engineering to develop a sustainable future.
Our research aims to integrate fundamental science into engineering and management applications through life cycle thinking. The scope of the problems addressed encompasses different geographical and temporal scales, from the microscale to the macroscale going through the engineering scale.
We use our tools to provide insight into global sustainability challenges, as we did here in the analysis of the Clean Power Plan in the US to illustrate the benefits of cooperation in climate change mitigation
Complex systems such as crude oil distillation units can be designed effectively using rigorous simulation models coupled with powerful optimisation algorithms
Life cycle assessment is coupled with optimisation tools to identify solutions leading to significant environmental savings
Pareto solutions representing the optimal balance between conflicting sustainability criteria can be systematically identified by using optimisation, as we do in the design of electricity mixes