Award


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.

Another ACS-SCE Cover


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). Congratulations, Daniel!

Daniel Garcia awarded Presidential Fellowship


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.

Joining Editorial Boards of AIChE Journal and ACS-SCE



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: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1547-5905/homepage/MostCited.html#cited15 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 […]

No. 1 most cited AIChE J. articles from 2012, 2013, ...


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).

ACS Journal Cover Feature


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.

Associate Editor of Comput. & Chem. Eng.



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: https://research.cornell.edu/research/environmental-issues-and-process-industries    

NSF CAREER 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.

Joining C&CE Editorial Board


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!

Chang’s Bai Ren Fellowship



PEESE recently receives multiple recognitions from Computers & Chemical Engineering, the flagship journal in the Process Systems Engineering area. These recognitions include: Two Most Cited Articles in 2010-2012 (one on scheduling and control, and the other one on oil spill response planning) Two Most Downloaded Articles in 2012-2013 (one for the gasification paper, and the other one for the pyrolysis paper) A Reviewer Award.

Recognitions from C&CE


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 […]

Dajun receives CAST Student 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.

Prof. You receives Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Award



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 […]

Prof. You selected as a Searle Teaching Fellow


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 recognized as a Top Reviewer of C&CE