Two graduate students from Prof. José María Ponce-Ortega’s group, Aurora de Fátima Sánchez-Bautista and José Ezequiel Santibañez-Aguilar, visited PEESE last year. Their research work on pollution trading to improve the sustainability of energy systems was selected to feature on the cover of the March 2017 issue of ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. The upper left graphic of the following cover art is taken from our publication in this issue.
PEESE graduate student Daniel Garcia was recently awarded the Presidential Fellowship, which is the most prestigious fellowship awarded to graduate students by Northwestern University. This highly competitive award is funded by the President of the University. Daniel has previously received Ryan Fellowship (2013-2015), ISEN Cluster Fellowship (2015-2016) and two Honorable Mentions by NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2014 and 2015).
Prof. You was recently invited to become a member of AIChE Journal Consulting Editors Board. AIChE Journal editorial team made the invitation to acknowledge Prof. You’s expertise and stature as a prominent chemical engineering researcher. AIChE Journal is the flagship journal of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Besides, Prof. You joins the Editorial Board of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, a high-impact journal published by American Chemical Society (ACS) on sustainability and green chemistry.
In the recent updated list of “Top cited AIChE Journal papers from 2015”, the No. 1 and No. 2 most cited articles are both from PEESE. Please follow the link below for the full list of “top cited papers” at the AIChE Journal website:
In the earlier “top cited” list, the No. 1 top cited AIChE Journal papers from 2012 and from 2013 are also both authored by PEESE researchers. The lists are available in the following webpages of the AIChE Journal website.
The No. 1 most cited AIChE Journal paper from 2014 is also from PEESE, based on the Web of Science citation data on Nov. 1, 2016.
PEESE researchers recently co-authored an article in Science Advances. The title of the paper is “In silico discovery of metal-organic frameworks for precombustion CO2 capture using a genetic algorithm.” It worth noting that one of the co-authors, Prof. J. Fraser Stoddart, was award the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry early this month, one week before the paper was officially published online.
The cover of the June 2016 issue of ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. features our recent work on robust design selection of cost-effective bioconversion product and process network processing pathways under uncertainty. The top graphic of the following cover art is taken from our publication in this issue (see J. Gong, D. J. Garcia, and F. You; DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00188).
Prof. You was recently appointed as Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering, the flagship journal of Process Systems Engineering. As an Associate Editor of the Journal, Prof. You handles submissions in the areas of Optimization and Energy Systems Engineering.
Dajun recently accepted an offer of Operations Research Scientist from Amazon.com. After completing his PhD in summer 2016, Dajun will move to Seattle and join a group of 30+ PhDs, including a number of chemical engineers, to optimize the supply chain and inventory management of the largest e-retailer in the U.S.
Besides, Dajun recently received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Student Abroad with a $6,000 cash prize.
Prof. You recently received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER award is the most prestigious recognition given by the NSF to teacher-scholars early in their academic careers. The awarded research project, titled ‘A Computational Framework for Multiscale Optimization of Sustainability for Process Supply Chains,’ aims to incorporate sustainability principles systematically and effectively into the design and optimization of process systems. Below is a story from Cornell Research on this award:
Prof. You was recently invited to join the Editorial Advisory Board of Computers & Chemical Engineering, the flagship journal of the Process Systems Engineering field. A list of current editorial board members are available here.
Dr. Chang He was recently appointed as a “Bai Ren” Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China). The faculty fellowship provides him with a competitive salary and a generous start-up package.
Our heartfelt congratulations to Chang for this well deserved position!
Congratulations to Jian on his recent publication titled “Perovskite Photovoltaics: Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts” in Energy & Environmental Science! EES has an impact factor of 20.523, making it the #1 ranking journal in three ISI Web of Science subject categories: Chemical Engineering, Energy & Fuels, and Environmental Science.
Besides, this paper was selected as a cover of July 2015 issue of Energy & Environmental Science.
This work is covered/highlighted by a number of news media that include, but are not limited to, the following ones:
- Argonne National Laboratory Headline
- Northwestern Press Release
- Argonne Press Release
- R&D Magazine
- Science Daily
- The Ecologist
Besides, Prof. You was recently interviewed by the Discovery Channel of BBC to comment on “perovskite materials”. The program can be found from the link below, and his voice is from 09:10-11:08.
A recent article in Chemistry World includes a comment from Prof. You on a new perovkiste solar cell technology.
Jiyao’s recent paper “Shale Gas Supply Chain Design and Operations toward Better Economic and Life Cycle Environmental Performance” published in ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. has drawn some media attentions. These include, but are certainly not limited to, the following ones:
A recent book edited by Prof. You was recently published by Elsevier (692 pages. ISBN: 9780444634726). This book titled “Sustainability of Products, Processes and Supply Chains: Theory and Applications” presents recent method developments and applications on the interface between sustainability and process systems engineering. The 25 chapters of this book are contributed by 90 leading researchers and experts in this area from 21 countries. These chapters cover a variety of topics, including energy systems design, CO2 capture and utilization, sustainable/energy supply chain optimization, and emerging sustainability analysis methods. The Table of Content and the List of Contributors are available at the Google Book preview.
Yunfei recently accepted a offer from ExxonMobil, and will move to Texas later this month to start his new job as a senior engineer.
Our recent article on life cycle environmental and economic comparative analysis of solar panel manufacturing (Solar Energy, vol. 105, pp. 669–678, 2014) has been highlighted in Nature News (Nature, vol. 510, pp. 317, 2014).
This work is also covered by a number of media outlets that include, but are not limited to, the following ones:
- Argonne National Laboratory Headline
- Northwestern Press Release
- National Geographic
- Chemistry World
- New York Times
- China Daily
Prof. You was recently elected to chair the Programming Area 23C of the Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) at AIChE for 2014-2015. Similar to his role as the 2016 CAST 10A chair, Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program of Area 23C: “Sustainable Energy” of AIChE. Area 23C includes a number of sessions on engineering sustainability and sustainable energy systems.
PEESE recently receives multiple recognitions from Computers & Chemical Engineering, the flagship journal in the Process Systems Engineering area.
These recognitions include:
Prof. You was recently elected to be a programming chair for the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE. This is the first time that program coordinators are selected by a division-wide open voting process. Prof. You will involve in the programming and will coordinate the sessions and program of Area 10A: Systems and Process Design of the CAST Division in 2016. This area includes a number of conventional sessions on process and product design, as well as emerging topics such as energy systems design and design for sustainability.
Dajun Yue, a PEESE graduate student, was selected to receive the CAST Student Travel Award from the CAST Division of AIChE. All nomination packages were reviewed by a committee of 4 CAST Officers, and the competition was stiff. Dajun is one of the 5 CAST Travel Grant winners this year. The awards consist of $500 to support Dajun’s travel to attend the AIChE Annual Meeting, plus a ticket to the CAST Division Dinner at the Annual Meeting, where the recipients will be officially recognized and presented with the check. More details are available in the CAST division website.
In the mean time, Dajun also received a travel award from The Graduate School (TGS) of Northwestern. This is his 2nd time of winning the TGS travel award.
Prof. You was recently selected to be the recipient of 2013 Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award. This award recognizes extraordinary early career scientist in energy research. One recipient per year was selected by a committee with members from both Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory. More details are available in the Northwestern University Press Release.
Belinda Wang, who will be graduating this November, has accepted a full-time position at Honeywell’s Buffalo Research Center as a Research Scientist. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges such as energy and sustainability. Belinda did her summer internship at Honeywell, and she is planning to start her full-time position there in early 2013. Congratulations, Belinda!
Professor You was selected to be one of the 18 Searle Fellows for AY 2012 – 2013 at Northwestern University. The Searle Fellows program is a multi-disciplinary, year-long program for early career faculty. Established in 1999, the program aims to provide faculty with the expertise and knowledge to critically assess and solve problems in their courses. Participants design innovative approaches to teaching to advance their students’ learning and to develop their own teaching practice. The department chairs nominate the fellows for their potential to contribute to teaching and scholarship at Northwestern.
Professor You was recently recognized as a Computers & Chemical Engineering Top Reviewer of 2011. Computers & Chemical Engineering is a major journal in Process Systems Engineering. The journal publisher appreciate Professor You’s contributions to this journal through the following citation: “Your thoughtful critiques and timely edits have allowed us to maintain our standards of publishing high quality articles and continue to serve the process systems engineering community.”
Prof. You’s research on economic and uncertainty analysis for photovoltaics has been selected as the journal cover of the September, 2011 issue of Energy & Environmental Science, which has an impact factor of 20.523.
The economic analysis model and stochastic simulation framework was developed by Prof. You. Other co-authors are Argonne researchers Seth Darling and Thomas Veselka, as well as Gartner Analyst Alfonso Velosa.
Prof. You was invited by the Environmental Protection Agency and National Science Foundation to attend a scientific workshop entitled “Design of Sustainable Product Systems and Supply Chains.” The 50 participants of this workshop are sustainability science experts selected globally from government, academia and industry. For more information, please see the workshop homepage.
Prof. You has been selected as the recipient of the W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Student Paper Award of the CAST Division of AIChE. The award, which will be presented to him at the Annual AIChE Meeting in Minneapolis on October 18, 2011, recognizes an individual for published work on the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering. This news has been reported on Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Chemical Engineering home page and Northwestern’s Chemical and Biological Engineering home page.
Prof. You is the co-chair of the Technical Papers Program at Foundations Of Computer-Aided Process Operations 2012. The Technical Papers Program is the lead component of the prestigious FOCAPO conference series, which has for many years attracted the international community in process operations, optimization and sustainable enterprise management. Prof. You and his co-chair are responsible for ensuring that the scientific papers at FOCAPO 2012 continue FOCAPO’s tradition of presenting research results that are both timely and of the highest quality. For information on FOCAPO, see the web http://www.focapo.org/index.cfm?page=call
Professor Fengqi You has been invited to the 9th Annual National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) conference entitled “Ecosystem Services: Charting a Path to Sustainability”, which will be held this November (http://www.keckfutures.org/conferences/ecosystem-services.html).
Fengqi You has been collaborating with Praxair Inc. on the development of stochsatic optimization strategies for the distribution-inventory planning of industrial gases (hydrogen, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, Argon, etc.). This project has led to two journal articles and a number of citations in the Department of Energy (DOE) websites.
- Press release in the DOE Office of Science website.
- 2011 Argonne Science Highlights.
- The full report of this research project in Argonne CELS website and MCS website.
Fengqi You, who will join the ChBE faculty in September 2011, received the Ken Meyer Award for the best PhD thesis in Carnegie Mellon University in May 2010. The Ken Meyer Award is presented every year to a senior doctoral student who has demonstrated excellence in graduate research in chemical engineering. The faculty base their selection of the student on research quality, productivity, recognition, and impact.
Fengqi You received the Director’s Fellowship from Argonne National Laboratory for 2009-2011. The Argonne Director’s Fellowship is awarded to researchers, who display superb ability in scientific or engineering research and show definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue. Fengqi You is the only awardee from 2009-2011 in the areas of Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Analysis, and Decision and Information Science.