The Sargent Centre for Process Systems Engineering has organized an annual lectureship since 1994 in celebration of Sargent Centre's Founding Director Professor Roger W.H. Sargent.
The Professor Roger Sargent Lectures are a tribute to Professor Sargent’s vision, leadership, significant technical contributions and to his legacy in the field of Process Systems. They are aimed at exploring the views from academics from around the world. Since the Lectures begun, we have had many distinguished speakers. You can find the list of past speakers below.
The RSL Video Recordings are available to Sargent Centre Members.
RSL Speakers 1994 to Present
|2021||Professor Yannis Kevrekidis, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. "No equations, no variables, no space, no time: Data and the modelling of complex systems"|
|2019||Professor Marianthi Ierapetritou, University of Delaware. “Process Systems Engineering in the Era of Big-Data and Industry 4.0 Revolution”|
|2018||Professor Babatunde A Ogunnaike, University of Delaware. "Biological Control Systems: Systems Biology of Diseases and the Design of Effective Treatments"
|2017||Professor Frank Allgöwer, Universität Stuttgart . "Industry 4.0: Challenges and Opportunities for Model Predictive Control"|
|2016||Professor Jay H. Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). "Mathematical Programming and Dynamic Programming: How they have been used in control and can be combined for further use in planning, scheduling and control of multi-scale stochastic systems"|
|2015||Professor Venkat Venkatasubramanian, Columbia University. "Process Systems Engineering at Crossroads: Challenges and Opportunities in the Era of Watson"|
|2014||Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos FREng, CPSE, Imperial College London. "Multi-Parametric Programming & Control 25 years later: what is next”|
|2013||Professor Francis J. Doyle III, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Engineering the Artificial Pancreas”|
|2012||Professor Sebastian Engell, Technische Universität Dortmund. “Optimization under lack of knowledge – the key to operational excellence”|
|2011||Professor Lorenz T. Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University. “On-line Dynamic Process Optimization: Making It Real”|
|2010||Professor Michael F. Doherty, University of California, Santa Barbara. “Crystalline Solids: The Next Frontier in Process Systems Engineering”|
|2009||Professor Costas Pantelides, PSE Ltd/Imperial College London. “Process Modelling: A Progress Report”|
|2008||Professor Christodoulos A. Floudas, Princeton University. “Discovery through Systems Engineering Thinking”|
|2007||Professor Rafiqul Gani, Technical University of Denmark. “Models, Modelling and Process Systems Engineering- What Next?”|
|2006||Professor Erik Ydstie, Carnegie Mellon University. “Inventory and Flow Control in Complex Networks”|
|2005||Professor John Perkins, The University of Manchester. “Engineering the Future”|
|2004||Professor Dr-Ing Wolfgang Marquardt, RWTH Aachen, Germany “From Feedback Control to Real-Time Business Decision Making in the Process Industries”|
|2003||Professor Ignacio E Grossman, Carnegie Mellon University. “Future and Scope of Mathematical Programming in Process Systems Engineering”|
|2002||Professor Manfred Morari, ETH Zürich. “Beyond Process Control”|
|2001||Professor Roger W H Sargent, Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College. “Modelling the Future”|
|2000||Professor George Stephanopoulos, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, and Professor A D Little, Massachusets Institute of Technology. “Is there a Need for a New Process Systems Engineering”|
|1999||Professor Arthur W Westerberg, Carnegie Mellon University. “Pursuing Process Design Insights”|
|1998||Professor W Harmon Ray, University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Polymerization Process Systems for Fun and Profit”|
|1997||Professor Graham C Goodwin, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. “Advanced Control: From Ivory Towers to Steel Plants”|
|1996||Professor James M Douglas, University of Massachusets, Amherst|
|1995||Professor Karl J Astrom, Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden|
|1994||Professor Rutherford Aris, University of Minnesota|