Process Systems Engineering in the Netherlands (PSE-NL) is a knowledge network that aims to offer a platform for sharing the best practices and scientific advancements in the PSE area, by specialists from academia and industry as well as systems focused process technology & operations managers. For more information, read our mission statement and why/how to become a member.
Our offer includes: organizing interactive workshops, symposia and training, stimulate networking, strengthen contact with international PSE networks, building and maintaining of expert knowledge, dissemination of knowledge in scientific journals and technical magazines, envision a PSE roadmap in NL and EU, initiate and carry out industrial projects. Furthermore, PSE-NL network can help bolstering the interests and careers of individual members, as well as making potential contributions to technology development and application projects with industry, while fostering academic research. The systems approach of PSE has a strong track record of usage in industry to improve the decision making, to optimize plant configurations, chemical process conditions, molecular synthesis routes, and to control biological synthesis.
The role of PSE is even more relevant now in the context of transition to bio-based raw materials and renewable energy. The business drivers include optimization of investment and opportunity costs, energy use, safety and environmental impact, as well as proper management of uncertainty and risk. The link between the development of novel products and process (manufacturing & application) synthesis is crucial for most companies. In this context, the graduate level education (MSc, PDEng, PhD) and continuing training of post graduates is of utmost importance, so the PSE network also aims to contribute to academic courses.