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CPSE is an international research leader in Process Systems Engineering

 

Process Systems Engineering is the study of approaches to analysis and design of complex process engineering systems and the development tools and techniques required for this. The tools enable Process Systems Engineers to be able to systematically develop products and processes across a wide range of systems involving chemical and physical change: from molecular and genetic phenomena to manufacturing processes and to related business processes. CPSE is dedicated to performing research and to developing integrated models, methodologies and tools to exploit complex, multi-scaled physical, engineering and industrial systems through:

  • Requirements and functional analysis
  • Modelling and design
  • Simulation
  • Optimisation
  • Experimentation
  • Visualisation 

Our research is relevant to a range of industries including oil and gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, polymers, food and beverage and consumer sectors. The CPSE has a consistent record of attracting funding from UK Research Councils, UK and International industry, the European commission and other funding bodies. In the last five years this has amounted to grants of more than £30 million.

 

Industrial Digital Technologies

Industrial Digital Technologies

The video explains how machine learning is being used at the CPSE to address sustainable complex systems, such as bioprocesses.

Intelligent Solvent Design

Intelligent Solvent Design

This video outlines how the CPSE and F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG apply “manufacturing made smarter” by using computational techniques to develop new chemicals, molecules and therapies to speed up the manufacturing and development of new products.

Meta Modelling

Meta Modelling

In this video researchers from the CPSE and Eli Lilly explain how “Quality by design” is researched and applied to reduce the cost of drug development and regulatory approval. Allowing patients to have access to very needed remedies in the shortest possible time.

Highlights of CPSE's Awards

IChemE Names Medal after Sargent

Inspiration Award for Women

Most Cited Paper of 30 Years

Winners of MacRobert Award