Distinguished Junior Researcher Seminars


We 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 Cornell 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 sustainability, optimization theory/algorithms, and/or data-driven decision-making are given preference. The application deadline is the end of the summer every year. This seminar program is supported by Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Endowed Chair and National Science Foundation.

2017 Seminar Series

Call for Applications to be announced in May 2017.

All seminars will take place at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York). These seminars are open to the public.

2016 Seminar Series (held at Northwestern University)

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 the invited speakers of our 2016 program and the seminar schedule:

  • February 16, 3-4pm: Alex W. Dowling (University of Wisconsin)
    • 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

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