Nordic Workshop on Pharmaceutical Crystallization Process Development and Scale-Up


At the Process and Systems Engineering Centre (PROSYS), it is our objective to develop and validate state-of-the-art CAPE/PSE methods and tools as well as the technologies for future chemical and bio-based production processes.

About us

At PROSYS we perform fundamental and applied research to develop both the computer-aided tools and the experimental methods that allow us to reach our objectives, which are to put our research, new tools (e.g. process simulation and optimization) and developments into industrial practice in order to develop new and more effective production processes. It is of great importance for us to work closely with industry and many of our research projects build on a close collaboration with one or more industrial partners.

We develop computer aided tools for:
  • Chemical and Biochemical Product-Process modelling/simulation
  • Synthesis
  • Design
  • Analysis and control/operation for chemical, petrochemical,
    pharmaceutical, agrochemical, food and biochemical industries

Our research

Our research work at the centre is done at micro-, lab, pilot and full scale and has its main focus on biocatalysis and fermentation processes. It is performed in close collaboration with the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and biochemical industries and is divided into two areas:

  • Process Systems Engineering (PSE)
    focuses on developing computer aided tools i.e. model-based tools and methods for solving complex problems in (bio) chemical products and processes.

  • Process Intensification and Integration (PII)
    engages in research activities where intensified/integrated processes contribute to more resource-efficient processes and production concepts.

Our history

Our research center was created in June of 2014 as a result of a merger between the Computer Aided Process Engineering Center (CAPEC) and the Center for Process Engineering and Technology (PROCESS).

Contact us

We are always interested in discussing new opportunities for future research collaborations, so please feel free to contact Head of PROSYS, Professor Krist Gernaey.

PBM Conference 2018

PROSYS invites you to 6th International Conference on Population Balance Modelling on 7-9 May in Ghent, Belgium.

Download the first call here for all the necessary information or visit our website.

Seyed Soheil Mansouri, Assistant Professor at PROSYS will give a talk about "Process systems engineering for efficiently achieving circular economy".

The event will take place on 7 June.

Read more about the event here.


Every year, we invite research talents from all over the world for a competition across disciplines. Read more about the BIOPRO World Talent Campus.
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Krist V. Gernaey
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 29 70