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University of Bradford plays host to European engineering experts

18 March 11


A two day event hosted by the School of Engineering, Design and Technology at the University of Bradford to address process engineering problems using computational tools will take place on 21 and 22 March.

The Computer Aided Process Engineering Forum (CAPE) 2011 is being organised on behalf of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. It encourages young academic and industrial researchers to present their stimulating research and knowledge transfer ideas in energy, water or other areas.

Over the two days the event will see keynote speakers from many European Institutions including Imperial College London, Oxford University, Denmark Technical University and University of Maribor.  The event will be chaired by the Dean of Engineering, Design and Technology, Professor Alastair Wood and Professor of Computational Process Engineering, Iqbal Mujtaba.

Process engineering plays a vital and increasing role in meeting the current and future needs of both Society and the planet Earth from carbon capture to sustainable energy generation, from water supply to waste management, and from food agrochemicals to pharmaceutical products. Meeting the exponentially growing energy and water demands required to improve Quality of Life, securing sustainable energy and water supplies are important challenges for process engineers today.

Professor Wood, Dean of the School of Engineering, Design and Technology, said: "In collaboration with the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the University recently re-launched its undergraduate provision in Chemical Engineering, and it is both a delight and a privilege to welcome the CAPE Forum to Bradford as a parallel research-led activity to demonstrate the re-emergence of Chemical Engineering at all levels of engagement." 

Iqbal Mujtaba, Professor of Computational Process Engineering at the University of Bradford, said: "We are very proud to be hosting the CAPE Forum 2011 in the UK after a decade where European Engineers are getting together at Bradford for two days to address process engineering problems using computational tools.”

Professor Kraslawski, Chairman of CAPE Working Party, said: “CAPE Forum events are organised since more than 20 years in order to facilitate the contacts between young researchers active in computer aided process engineering. The meetings are important form of activity of CAPE Working Party of European Federation of Chemical Engineering. CAPE Forums together with ESCAPE series of conferences are the most significant scientific meetings in Europe in the field of computer applications in processing industries.”

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