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 | Fax: (607) 255-9166

Professional Experience

  • Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (July 2016 – present)
    • Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Operations Research and Information Engineering Field
    • Systems Engineering Program
  • Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (September 2011 – June 2016)
  • Argonne Scholar, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (December 2009 – August 2011)

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Consulting Editors Board, AIChE Journal, 2017 – present
  • AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Award, 2017
  • Editorial Board, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2017 – present
  • Plenary Speaker, Sustainable Engineering Forum, AIChE Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Keynote Speaker, 27th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 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
  • 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
  • Excellence in Review Award, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2014, 2015, & 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
  • Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research, 2013
  • Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Biorefinery towards Bioenergy (ICBB), 2013
  • Keynote Speaker, Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD), Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • 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


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
  • 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.
    • 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
    • Session chair, Design, Analysis and Optimization of Sustainable Energy Systems and Supply Chains, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
    • Session chair, Interactive Session: Systems and Process Operations, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
    • Session co-chair, Sustainability and the RAPID (Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment) Manufacturing Institute, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
    • Session co-chair, The Food-Energy-Water Nexus, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
    • Session co-chair, Advances in Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
    • Session co-chair, Supply Chain Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2017.
    • Session chair, Life Cycle Analysis of Bio-Based Fuels, Energy, and Chemicals, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session chair, Process Design: Innovation for Sustainability, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session chair, Interactive Session: Systems and Process Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session co-chair, Supply Chain Logistics and Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session co-chair, Interactive Session: Systems and Process Operations, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session co-chair, Process and Energy Systems Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session co-chair, The Water-Energy-Food Nexus, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session co-chair, Design, Analysis and Optimization of Sustainable Energy Systems and Supply Chains, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2016.
    • Session co-chair, Modeling, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, December 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Reduced-order Modeling, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, December 2015.
    • Session chair, Design and Operations Under Uncertainty, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Interactive Session: Systems and Process Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session chair, Supply Chain Logistics and Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Sustainable Electricity: Generation and Storage, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Life Cycle Assessment of Advanced Biofuels, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Sustainability of Fossil Energy, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Sustainable Energy from Renewable Resources, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, CO2 Capture, Sequestration and Utilization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, The Water-Energy Nexus, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Advances in Life Cycle Optimization for Process Development, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session chair, Process and Product Design: Innovation for Sustainability, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Optimization II, American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Process Control I, American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2015.
    • Session chair, Sustainability, LCA and PSE-tools, International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2015.
    • Session chair, Biorefineries and Fuels, International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 2015.
    • Session co-chair, Process Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session co-chair, Advances in Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session co-chair, Advances in Life Cycle Optimization for Process Development, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session co-chair, CO2 Capture and Sequestration, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session co-chair, Sustainable Electricity: Generation and Storage, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session co-chair, Sustainability of Fossil Fuels, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session chair, Supply Chain Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
    • Session chair, Design and Optimization of Sustainable Supply Chains, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, GA, November 2014.
    • Session chair, Advances in Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.
    • Session chair, CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.
    • Session co-chair, Energy Systems Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.
    • Session co-chair, Design and Operation under Uncertainty, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.
    • Session chair, Innovation in Process Design for Sustainability, 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Chemical Product and Process Engineering, Dalian, China, May 2013.
    • Session chair, Supply chain Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2012.
    • Session chair, Process Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2012.
    • Session chair, Planning & Scheduling, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2012.
    • Session co-chair, Systems Engineering Approaches in Biology and Biomedicine, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2012.
    • Chair, Technical Papers, Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations – 2012, Savannah, GA, January 2012
    • Session chair, Advances In Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011.
    • Session chair, Planning and Scheduling, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011.
    • Session chair, Planning and Scheduling”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011.
    • Session co-chair, Supply chain Optimization, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2010.
  • Service at Northwestern University
    • Departmental Seminar Organizer, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, 2012 – 2016
    • Graduate Admission Committee, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, 2011 – 2015
    • Undergraduate Advisor, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2011 – 2016
  • Service at Cornell University
    • 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, 2016 – present
    • University Tenure Review Committee, 2017 – present
    • Seminar Committee, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017 – present
    • Faculty Search Committee, Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 2017 – present
    • Undergraduate Advisor, College of Engineering, 2016 – present
    • Research Committee, Systems Engineering Program, 2016 – present
    • Executive Committee, Systems Engineering Program, 2016 – present

Education

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