Departmental seminar by Professor Costas Pantelides

“Digitalization in the process industries: substance beyond the hype?”

 

by

Professor Costas Pantelides from Imperial College, London

 

On June 19th, Professor Costas Pantelides from Imperial College, London will give a seminar on “Digitalization in the process industries: substance beyond the hype?”.

The talk argues that successful digitalization applications are likely to involve sophisticated combinations of these IT developments with fundamental engineering knowledge and understanding. Recent industrial case studies are used to illustrate this point.

Costas Pantelides is a founder and currently the Managing Director of Process Systems Enterprise. He is also a part-time professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London where he enjoys teaching an advanced process modelling course and working on his research on ab initio crystal structure prediction.

Abstract
The process industries are in the grip of digitalization fever. New digitalization initiatives are announced continually, often led by new digitalization groups and supported by substantial resources and budgets. As with many such major industry trends, this one too is surrounded by somewhat exaggerated claims and inflated expectations. As a result, it is not always easy to discern the real advances and opportunities, or to predict the probability of successful outcome for individual initiatives.
This talk focuses on three areas of information technology, namely data, computation and algorithms, which provide the technological foundation for digitalization in the process industries. Following continual advances over the past couple of decades, technologies in these areas have now reached the point where they can have a significant impact across the process life cycle. The talk argues that successful digitalization applications are likely to involve sophisticated combinations of these IT developments with fundamental engineering knowledge and understanding. Recent industrial case studies are used to illustrate this point.

 Participation is open to all interested people.

 

Time

Wed 19 Jun 19
15:00 - 16:00

Organizer

DTU Kemiteknik

Where

Building 229 / Room 023(74)

DTU Chemical Engineering
Søltofts Plads 
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Denmark


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