Fengqi You


  • Fengqi You, PhD
  • Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor
  • Cornell University
  • Mail: 318 Olin Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853
  • Email: fengqi.you@cornell.edu
  • Phone: (607) 255-1162

Professional Experience

  • Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (07/2016 – present)
    • Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Operations Research and Information Engineering
    • Center for Applied Mathematics
    • Systems Engineering
  • Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (09/2011 – 06/2016)
  • Argonne Scholar, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (12/2009 – 08/2011)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award, 2018
  • AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award, 2017
  • Consulting Editor, AIChE Journal, 2017 – present
  • AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award, 2017
  • Editorial Board, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017 – present
  • Zdenek Burianec Memorial Award for Best Poster Presentation, PRES, 2017
  • Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professorship, Cornell University, 2016 – present
  • Associate Editor, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2016 – present
  • No. 1 top cited paper published in AIChE Journal, from 2012, from 2013, from 2014, and from 2015
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2016-2021
  • Croll Faculty Fellow, Cornell University, 2016
  • Excellence in Review Award, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017
  • Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research, 2013
  • Searle Faculty Fellow, Searle Center for Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University, 2012-2013
  • W. David Smith Jr. Award, CAST Division, AIChE, 2011
  • Northwestern University Faculty Recognition Award, 2011
  • Top Reviewer Award, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2011 & 2013
  • Ken Meyer Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • Argonne Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Argonne National Laboratory, 2009-2011
  • ChEGSA Symposium Speaker Award, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008
  • Yang Outstanding Research Award, Yang Foundation, 2005
  • Best Undergraduate Diploma Thesis, Tsinghua University, 2005
  • First-Class Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Tsinghua University, 2003 and 2014

Publications and Citations


Plenary/Keynote Lectures

  • Keynote Speaker, 13rd International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE), 2018
  • Plenary Speaker, Sustainable Engineering Forum, AIChE Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, Sustainable Process Integration Scientific Conference (SPIL), 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, 20th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2017
  • Plenary Speaker, Sustainable Engineering Forum, AIChE Annual Meeting, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, International Congress on Sustainability Science & Engineering (ICOSSE), 2016
  • Plenary Speaker, International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA / PRES), 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE), 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Sustainable Product and Process Engineering, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, CAPE (Computer Aided Process Engineering) Forum, 2016
  • Keynote Speaker, 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (PSE2015/ESCAPE25), 2015
  • Japan Gateway Lecture, University of Kyoto, 2015
  • J.D. Lindsay Lecture, Texas A&M University, 2015
  • Keynote Speaker, Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES), 2015
  • Plenary Speaker, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD), 2014
  • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Biorefinery towards Bioenergy (ICBB), 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD), Carnegie Mellon University, 2012

Professional Service

  • Journal Editorial Role
    • Consulting Editor and Editorial Board, AIChE Journal, 2017-present
    • Editorial Board, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017-present
    • Associate Editor, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2016-present
    • Editorial Board, Processes, 2016-present
    • Editorial Board, Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2015-present
    • Editorial Board, Frontiers in Energy Research, 2013-present
  • Proposal Review Panels
    • Multiple programs at National Science Foundation, 2011 – present
      • Environmental Sustainability
      • Graduate Research Fellowships Program
      • Manufacturing Machines and Equipment
      • Process and Reaction Engineering
      • SusChEM
    • ACS – Petroleum Research Fund
    • Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
    • ETH Zurich Research Commission
    • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK
    • Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada
    • Ontario Research Fund
    • Qatar National Research Fund
    • Technology Foundation STW, Netherlands
    • United Arab Emirates Advanced Research Program
    • Swiss National Science Foundation
    • Technology Foundation STW, Netherlands
    • Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space
    • Fondazione Cariplo, Italy
    • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
    • Chilean National Science and Technology Commission (CONICYT – Chile)
    • São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
  • Conference Committee Member
    • International Programming Committee, 10th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM), 2018
    • International Program Committee, the 13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE-2018), 2018.
    • Scientific Advisor & International Scientific Committee, the 27st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-27), 2017.
    • Program Committee, Global Optimization Conference (GOC-2017), 2017
    • International Scientific Committee, Jubilee 20th Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES’17), 2017.
    • Associate Editor & International Program Committee, 6th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (AdCONIP), 2017
    • Program Committee, Global Optimization Conference (GOC-2017), 2017
    • Scientific Committee, Workshop: PSE State of the Art, 2017
    • Technical Advisory Committee, the 7th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations (FOCAPO), 2017.
    • International Programming Committee, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2017.
    • International Scientific Committee, the 26st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-26), 2016.
    • International Academic Committee, 4th International Conference on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering (SCPPE), 2016.
    • Technical Committee, International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology (ISSST), 2016.
    • International Scientific Committee, 19th Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES 2016), 2016.
    • International Programming Committee, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2016.
    • International Scientific Committee, the 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 25st European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (PSE-2015/ESCAPE-25), 2015.
    • International Scientific Committee, the 12th International Conference on Chemical and Process Engineering (ICheaP12), 2015.
    • International Programming Committee, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2015.
    • International Programming Committee, the 8th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design (FOCAPD), 2014.
    • Scientific Committee, the 4th International Conference on Biorefinery (ICBB), 2013.
    • International Academic Committee, 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering (SCPPE), 2013.
    • Organizing Committee, the 6th International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations (FOCAPO), 2012.
  • Service at AIChE
    • Secretary, Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) of AIChE, 2016-2017.
    • Vice Chair, Awards Committee, Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) of AIChE, 2016-2017.
    • Area programming chair, Area 10c: Systems and Process Operations, Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE, 2017.
    • Area programming chair, Area 10a: Systems and Process Design, Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE, 2016.
    • Area programming chair, Area 23c: Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) of AIChE, 2013-2016.
    • Area programming chair, Area 23a: General Sustainable, Sustainable Engineering Forum (SEF) of AIChE, 2016-2017.
    • WebCAST Committee, Computing and Systems Technology (CAST)Division of AIChE, 2012 – 2013.
  • Organizer/Chair at National/International Conferences
    • Over 100 sessions/symposiums in AIChE, INFORMS, IEEE-CDC, ACC, PRES, ESCAPE and other conferences in the past 10 years.
  • Service at Cornell University
    • Undergraduate Advisor, College of Engineering, 2016 – present
    • Research Committee, Systems Engineering Program, 2016 – present
    • Executive Committee, Systems Engineering Program, 2016 – present
    • University Tenure Review Committee, 2017 – present
    • PhD Admission Committee, Systems Engineering Program, 2017 – present
    • Graduate Field Committee, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017 – present
    • Space Committee, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017 – present
    • Faculty Search Committee, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017 – present
    • Faculty Search Committee, Systems Engineering Program, 2017 – present
    • Faculty Search Committee, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017 – 2018
    • Faculty Search Committee, School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, 2017 – 2018

Press and Media Coverage

  • Journals and Magazines
    • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (June 2016; March 2017)
    • Energy & Environmental Science (September 2011; July 2015)
    • IEEE Spectrum (August 26, 2014)
    • Nature (June 18, 2014)
    • Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (May 2017)
    • Optics & Photonics News (July 2015)
    • Science (February 2, 2015)
    • The Ecologist (August 5, 2015)
  • Major Media
    • New York Times (June 2, 2014)
    • Businessweek (June 2, 2014)
    • National Geographic (November 11, 2014)
    • BBC News (May 12, 2015)
    • Cornell Chronicle (August 29, 2017)
    • Northwestern University News (October 10, 2011; June 10, 2013; May 29, 2014).
    • Argonne National Laboratory Headline (February 7, 2011; June 12, 2013; May 29, 2014; July 20, 2015)
    • Argonne Science Highlights (February 17, 2011)
    • Carnegie Mellon University Press (July 20, 2011)
    • China Daily (July 3, 2014)
    • Big Ten Network (July 17, 2015)
    • NewTalk (June 2, 2014)
    • World News (July 21, 2015)
    • IMPO Magazine (June 29, 2015)
    • News 1 (October 18, 2016)
    • Jersey Tribune (June 25, 2015), Evanston Tribal (October 14, 2011), Chicago Inno (July 9, 2015; July 20, 2015)
  • Technical Media
    • R&D Magazine (February 8, 2011; May 30, 2014; June 26, 2015; July 21, 2015; October 27, 2016)
    • Chemistry World (February 8, 2011; June 10, 2014; August 17, 2015; February 16, 2016; June 21, 2016)
    • ChemistryViews (May 5, 2015)
    • American Institute of Physics Inside Science (November 7, 2016)
    • DOE – Science – ASCR – Monthly News (January, 2011)
    • Science Daily (May 29, 2014; June 25, 2015; July 20, 2015; October 17, 2016)
    • Org (May 29, 2014; June 25, 2015; July 21, 2015; October 17, 2016)
    • Materials Today (July 29, 2015; November 2, 2016)
    • PhysicsCentral (November 14, 2016)
    • ClickGreen (May 29, 2014), Today’s Energy Solutions (February 14, 2011), PV Magazine (June 2, 2014), Photonics (May 30, 2014), Net (June 26, 2015), ChemInfo (June 26, 2015), Science Island (July 21, 2015), Science Newsline (May 29, 2014; June 26, 2015), ScienceBlog (May 30, 2014), Green Building Elements (May 29, 2014), ClimateWire (June 4, 2014), Renewable Energy World (June 5, 2014), Technobahn (May 29, 2014), Softpedia (May 30, 2014), SiliconIndia (May 30, 2014), Nanowerk (May 30, 2014; July 20, 2015), Manufacturers’ Monthly (May 30, 2014), PCBDesign (June 1, 2014), Solar Daily (June 1, 2014), Solar Power Today (June 2, 2014), Daily Fusion (June 2, 2014), PV Buzz (June 5, 2014), TechNews (August 29, 2014), Peak Oil News (June 2, 2014), Chinatopix (June 2, 2014), Hot Air (June 3, 2014), Daily Energy Dump (June 4, 2014), Topix (May 30, 2014), SolarBe (June 2, 2014), EnergyTrend (June 3, 2014), QualEnergia (June 9, 2014), Nextgen (May 30, 2014; August 7, 2015), Devon Eco Energy (June 25, 2014), Renewable Energy Jobs (February 7, 2011), Sun and Wind Energy (February 9, 2011), Photovoltaik-Kosten (February 11, 2011), SciGuru.com (February 12, 2011), Green Future Energy (February 13, 2011), Solar Server (February 10, 2011), Solar Knowledge (February 19, 2011), Electronics News (February 9, 2011), Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine (February 9, 2011), Marcellus Drilling News (June 25, 2015), My Solar News (February 10, 2011), Solar Energy Guide (February 13, 2011), BioFuels Journal (June 13, 2013), Biomass Magazine (July 22, 2013), Procurement Insight (March 16, 2011), Military Technologies News (June 25, 2015), ECN Magazine (June 26, 2015), Oil Gas Daily (June 28, 2015), ECN Magazine (July 20, 2015), I-Connect007 (July 21, 2015), Science and Technology Research News (July 20, 2015), Technology.org (July 22, 2015), Nanotechnology Now (July 20, 2015), Solarify (July 25, 2015), Relia Wire (July 21, 2015), Manufacturing Business Technology (June 29, 2015), Silicon Public (August 6, 2015), Energy Harvesting Journal (August 7, 2015), PlanetSave (July 28, 2015), Space Daily (October 26, 2016).

Education

  • Ph.D., Process Systems Engineering (Chemical Engineering & Operations Research), Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), 2009.
  • B.Eng., Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), 2005.