Here you find the very first bright minds who are attending YCOPE 2019. Stay tuned for updates on this page!
Imperial College , London, UK
Talk: Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Optimisation for Energy Efficiency
Dr. Ruth Misener is a Senior Lecturer (USA equivalent Assist/Assoc Professor) in the Computational Optimization Group. Foundations of her research are in numerical optimization algorithms and computational software frameworks. Applications include bioprocess optimization under uncertainty and petrochemical process network design and operations. Ruth holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship (2017-2022) and received the Sir George Macfarlane Medal as the overall winner of the 2017 RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Eindhoven, Netherlands
Talk: Visible-light photoredox catalysis in flow - Towards a sustainable production of pharmaceuticals
Dr. Timothy Noël obtained his M.Sc. (Industrial Chemical Engineering) in 2004. In 2009, he received his Ph.D. at the University of Ghent. He then moved to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Stephen L. Buchwald (MIT-Novartis Center for Continuous Manufacturing). Since 2012 he has been working as a professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. In 2011, he received an Incentive Award for Young Researchers. In 2012, he received a Veni grant (NWO) and was nominated for the European Young Chemist Award. Since 2014, he has been serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Flow Chemistry. Recently, he received a prestigious VIDI grant (NWO) and he coordinates the Marie Skłodowska-Curie ETN program “Photo4Future”.
Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), Magdeburg, Germany
Dr. Zobel leads the group Process Manufacturing 4.0 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation. He graduated in Energy and Process Engineering at the Technical University Berlin and the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA. His Ph.D was obtained in 2007 at the Technical University Berlin in the area of reaction engineering. His research focus lies on data analysis for predictive maintenance, soft sensors, condition monitoring and assistance systems for maintenance.
The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan
Talk: Towards Creating an Engine of Scientific Discovery
Dr. Samik Ghosh is a Senior Researcher at The Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo and serves as the CTO of SBX Corporation leading the software development effort of computational platform (Ghosh et.al, Nature Reviews Genetics 2011), device consultancy and drug discovery pipeline consultancy. His primary areas of research span the intersection of computation and biology with applications in drug discovery, healthcare and beyond. He has extensive background in networks and telecommunication, modeling in systems biology, drug discovery, software development and start-up experience in USA. He received his Bachelors in Technology from India in 2001, MS and PhD in Computer Sciences from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2004 and 2007 respectively, where his research focused on computational modeling of biological systems.
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg, Germany
Talk: Power to the People! Delivering Sustainable Energy Carriers, Platform Molecules and Synthetic Oxygenates
Dr. White holds a doctorate from University of York (UK), concerning the development of porous polysaccharide-derived materials and associated carbonaceous derivatives and associated Spin-off company Starbon Technologies® Ltd. Having worked previously at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces, the Technische Universität Berlin, and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, since May 2015, Dr. White leads the R&D group “Sustainable Catalytic Materials” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Freiburg, Germany), as financed through a “Fraunhofer Attract” award. R&D in the group focuses on catalytic material/process design and evaluation, synthetic fuels/platform molecules, and CO2 conversion with the aim to support the further elaboration of so-called renewable energy driven “Power-to-X” schemes (where X = chemicals, intermediates, materials etc.). In 2017, he was awarded the “Young Researcher Award” by the Global Green Chemistry Centres Network. Since 2018, he sits on the advisory board of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal “Reaction Chemistry & Engineering”.