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Distinguished Junior Researchers Seminar Series

We formally invite graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in the Process Systems Engineering (PSE) area to apply for the Distinguished Junior Researchers Seminar program. A distinguished group of junior PSE researchers are invited to visit Northwestern University and deliver seminars on their research. We cover  invited speakers’ travel expenses, including economy class airfare, local transportation, lodging, and meals. All applications are reviewed and decisions are made based on the candidates’ research accomplishments. Candidates working on energy systems and/or sustainability are given preference. The application deadline is typically the end of January every year. This seminar program is supported by The Alumnae of Northwestern University and the National Science Foundation.

2016 Seminar Series

We greatly appreciate PSE community’s interest in this seminar program. We have received many strong applications from 14 institutions (Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Imperial College London, Louisiana State, McMaster, MIT, Purdue, Texas A&M, UC Berkeley, Univ. of Alberta, Univ. of Delaware, Univ. of Padova, Univ. of Wisconsin). We are pleased to announce this year’s invited speakers and the seminar schedule:

  • February 16, 3-4pm: Alex W. Dowling (University of Wisconsin Madison)
    • Title: A Framework for Multi-Stakeholder Decision-Making and Conflict Resolution for bio-waste systems
  • February 16, 4-5pm: Emre Gençer (Purdue)
    • Title: Energy systems modeling to enable a sustainable economy
  • February 23, 3-4pm: Qi Zhang (Carnegie Mellon)
    • Title: Industrial Demand Side Management in the Era of Smart Grid
  • March 1, 3-4pm: Nikolaos A. Diangelakis (Texas A&M)
    • Title: A multi-scale energy systems engineering approach to the cogeneration of heat and power

All seminars will take place in Room A110 of the Technological Institute at Northwestern University (2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Illinois 60208). These seminars are open to the public.