Departments Seminar Program (Webinars) - Professor Xi Chen (Zhejiang University)

Seminar Subject: A Framework of Polymerization Process Simulation and Optimization with Microstructural Quality Indices: The State of the Art and Perspectives
Event Category: Departments Seminar Program (Webinars)
Speaker Name: Professor Xi Chen
Speakers Affiliation: College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University
Seminar Room: "A. C. Payatakes" Library
Event Date: Wed, Oct 25 2023, Time: 17:00 - 19:00 (Athens, Greece Time)
Physical presence of the speaker at the seminar room - no webConference link available

To enhance competitiveness of industry, the manufacturing should focus on high-quality and value-added products. Process optimization and control based on high-resolution models is still a challenging task in both academia and industry. Recent progress in polymerization processes with microstructural quality indices will be presented in this talk. For a polymer process characterized by complex kinetics among individual polymer chains, it is essential to capture quality indices through more detailed molecular descriptions, which requires the development and application of an efficient, robust, and powerful optimization strategy and modeling framework. This talk presents the novel simulation and optimization strategies for model development, process synthesis and design, and the operation of polymer processes. The effectiveness of the advanced optimization-based approaches will be demonstrated through industrial applications. Future directions are given, with the aim of benefiting both research and application in this field.

Speakers Short CV

Xi Chen is a professor in the College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China. He also serves as the director of the Institute of Industrial Intelligence and Systems Engineering, the deputy director of National Center for International Research on Quality-targeted Process Optimization and Control, and the director of ZJU-Amino Joint Lab on Smart Manufacturing. His research interests include complex process modeling and optimization, parallel computation, symbolic computation, and industrial applications. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed international journal/proceedings articles in the Process Systems Engineering area. He also serves as an associate editor for Journal of Process Control and editorial board member of Computers & Chemical Engineering. He enlisted the Program for New Century Excellent Talents of the Department of Education, China, in 2013. He received the Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education in China in 2013, and the Science and Technology Progress Award of Ministry of Education in China in 2005.