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.

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Krist V. Gernaey
DTU Chemical Engineering
+45 45 25 29 70