PSE-NL Summer Symposium: The added value of PSE for successful Bioeconomy
Friday, 8 July 2022 from 12:30 to 18:00 CET (at University of Twente, Building Waaier 3, see full program)
12:30 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 13:30 Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
13:30 – 13:50 Exploring the potential of biobased concepts using PSE, by Asst. Prof. Dr. Ir. Ellen Slegers, Wageningen University
13:55 – 14:10 Pitch for each PhD thesis nominated for the Johan Grievink PSE Award, by the nominees (5 min each)
14:10 – 14:30 Design of a treatment protocol to improve the health of B12 deficient patients, by Ir. Gabriela Hadiwinoto, PDEng – JG PSE Award winner in 2021 (to be confirmed)
14:35 – 14:50 Coffee break
14:50 – 15:10 Fast Pyrolysis: from the lab to a commercial process and beyond, by Dr. Ir. Tijs Lammens, BTG Bioliquids
15:15 – 15:35 Studying the impact of substrate heterogeneity in bioreactors with fluid simulations, by Asst. Prof. Dr. Ir. Cees Haringa, TUDelft
15:40 – 15:50 Announcement of the Johan Grievink PSE Award winner for an outstanding PhD thesis in PSE, by the Chairmen of the Jury Committee
16:00 – 16:45 High Pressure Lab tour at University of Twente
17:00 – Closure and social event (Lustrum PSE-NL)
Please register your attendance by email ( before Friday 30th June 14:00.
Participation fee is 25 EUR for non-PSE-NL members – if attending the event at University of Twente, or 15 EUR via MS-Teams.
We highly encourage physical presence at University of Twente!


PSE-NL Workshop: Petro-SIM Multi-Purpose Dynamic Simulation Tool
Friday, 29 October 2021 from 14:00 to 15:30 CET
Petro-SIM is a leading process simulation software and optimization platform for driving excellence in facility performance and organizational productivity. Key features of Petro-SIM include: 1) Addresses each phase of the facility and asset lifecycle; 2) Integrated processes, pipeline, and utility systems within a single environment; 3) Build to work in real time for unit monitoring; 4) Used in different areas such as Process design and cost estimation, Catalyst/ Technology evaluation, Unit monitoring, Dynamic Real Time Optimization, Process Digital Twins, Operator Training Simulator, etc. The workshop will be held by Dr. ir. Farzad Mousazadeh. He is part of Yokogawa/KBC for more than eight years. His background is in Chemical Engineering/Fluid Dynamics from Delft University of Technology. He is senior consultant in the field of (dynamic) process simulation at Yokogawa.
Please register your attendance by email ( before Thursday, 22 October 2021, 14:00. This workshop is free of charge.

PSE-NL Summer Event: The decade of revival. PSE 2.0 in Dutch academia
Friday, 18 June 2021 from 14:00 to 16:00
At this symposium, the new PSE chairs from the Dutch technical universities will present their vision of Process Systems Engineering development in the coming decade. We will close the event with the announcement of the Johan Grievink PSE Award winner for an outstanding PDEng thesis in PSE.
14:00 – 14:10     Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
14:10 – 14:30     Status and outlook of process simulation and optimization from an industrial and academic perspective by Prof. Dr. Ir. Meik Franke
14:35 – 14:55     Pitch for each project nominated for the Johan Grievink PSE Award by the nominees (5 min each)
14:55 – 15:15     Pushing the frontiers of innovation by Process Systems Engineering by Prof. Dr. Ir. Tony Kiss
15:20 – 15:40     Starting-up PSE at Twente University with a lot of energy! by Prof. Dr. Ir. Edwin Zondervan
15:45 – 15:55     Announcement of the Johan Grievink PSE Award winner for an outstanding PDEng thesis in PSE by the Chairmen of the Jury Committee
15:55 – 16:00     Closure
Please register your attendance by email ( before Thursday 17th of June 2021 at 14:00. This symposium is free of charge.

PSE-NL Workshop: From idea to application – An introduction to fast modelling in AIMMS
Friday, 23 April 2021 from 10:00 to 12:00
AIMMS is a technology platform that helps making high quality decisions with an increased level of consciousness about impact, trade-offs, opportunities, and risks. Typical applications are in Network design, Inventory planning, Sales and Operation Planning and virtually any type of (large) optimization problem. In this workshop, Arthur d’Herbemont will introduce AIMMS basics and build a network design example from scratch, from a database to user interface. Focus will be put on development flexibility, and collaborative work on models. Purpose is to “feel” the software, get inspired and share best practices on app modeling. After the workshop there is a possibility to arrange a trial license.
Please register by email (, no later than Thursday 22nd of April 2021 at 10:00.

PSE-NL Winter Symposium: The Dutch PDEng programs – A unique kick-start to a career in PSE
Friday, 11 December 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00, Online
14:00 – 14:10      Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
14:10 – 14:30      PDEng – Process & Equipment Design (since 1991), PSE-related courses at TU Delft by Prof. dr. ir. André de Haan
14:30 – 14:40      Improved Process for the Extraction of 1,3-Butadiene from a Crude C4 Cut by Jeremy Mantingh, PDEng trainee at TU Delft
14:40 – 14:45      Short break for questions, remarks, and discussions
14:45 – 15:05      Curriculum development in Process and Product Design PDEng program at TU Eindhoven by Prof. dr. ir. Martin van Sint Annaland
15:05 – 15:15      Design of a diol recovery process, by Annelorie Mattar Knesebeck, PDEng trainee at TU/e
15:15 – 15:20      Short break for questions, remarks, and discussions
15:20 – 15:40      Introduction of the PDEng program Energy and Process Technology in Twente, by Prof. dr. ir. Gerrit Brem
15:40 – 15:50      What moved me to enroll in the PDEng program? by Niels Turkstra, PDEng trainee at University of Twente
15:50 – 16:00      Questions, Discussions and Closure
Please register your attendance to before Thursday 10th of December 2020 at 14:00. This symposium is free of charge.

PSE-NL Indian Summer Symposium: A multidisciplinary view on COVID-19 Modeling
Friday, 25 September 2020 from 14:00 to 16:00, Online
14:00 – 14:15      Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
14:15 – 14:45      Analogies between SARS-CoV-2 infection dynamics and batch chemical reactor behavior, Filippo Bisotti, Politecnico di Milano
14:45 – 15:15      Mathematical modelling approaches for COVID-19 control strategies, Mirjam Kretzschmar, UMC Utrecht
15:15 – 15:45      Post-Lockdown Supply Chain Dynamics, Maximiliano Udenio, KU Leuven
15:45 – 16:00      Closure
Please register your attendance to before Thursday 24th of September 2020. This symposium is free of charge.

PSE-NL Winter Symposium: Electrification of the process industry
Friday, 13 December 2019 from 12:30 to 18:00, TU/e, Eindhoven, Filmzaal, Zwarte doos
11:00 – 12:30     PSE-NL Advisory board meeting (closed meeting @Atlas 11.320 – different building)
12:30 – 13:30     Registration + Lunch
13:30 – 13:45     Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
13:45 – 14:30     Power to chemicals: challenges and opportunities, Prof. Earl Goetheer, TNO.
14:30 – 15:15     Chemical Process Industry: An Enabler for Renewable Energy? Prof. Alexander Mitsos, RWTH Aachen
15:15 – 15:30     Coffee break
15:30 – 16:15     PSE in the Energy Transition – a case of scaling up hydrogen from technology to plant to value chain, Dr. Andreas ten Cate, ISPT
16:15 – 17:00     Sustainable production of fuels and feedstock, Prof. Paulien Herder, Delft University of Technology
17:00 – 18:00     Closure and happy hour
Please register your attendance to before Monday, 9th of December 2019 .
Admission costs are €25,- (PSE-NL members join for free).

PSE-NL Winter Symposium: Industry 4.0 and smart processing
Friday, 14 December 2018 from 12:30 to 18:00, TU/e, Eindhoven, Gemini Zuid 4.24
11:30 – 12:30      PSE-NL Advisory board meeting (closed meeting)
12:30 – 13:30      Registration + Lunch
13:30 – 13:45      Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
13:45 – 14:30      Data + model-based design = smart operations, Prof.  Bayu Jayawardhana, Groningen University.
14:30 – 15:15      Are You Ready for AI? Is AI Ready for You?, Stephan van Beek, Senior Application Engineer, The Mathworks
15:15 – 15:30      Coffee break
15:30 – 16:15      Digital Transformation in Process Industry, Dr. Satyajit Wattamwar, Data Science Leader, Unilever
16:15 – 17:00      Industry 4.0, how does the Dutch industry pick this up?, Ir. Robert van der Sande, Sales manager, Croon Wolter & Ross
17:00 – 18:00      Closure and happy hour
Please register your attendance to before Friday, 7th of December 2018.  
Admission costs are €25,- (PSE-NL members join for free).

PSE-NL Summer Symposium: PSE incentives for intensification
Friday, 13 July 2018 from 12:30 to 18:00, Eindhoven University of Technology, Room MMP (Multi-media paviljoen) 0.13 (Zaal 3)
11:30 – 12:30      PSE-NL Members assembly meeting, Room MMP 0.13 (Zaal 3) – PSE-NL members only
12:30 – 13:15      Registration + Lunch
13:15 – 13:30      Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
13:30 – 14:15      Intensified chemical production processes: from slow and well-controlled to fast and wild?, Dr. John van der Schaaf (TU/e)
14:15 – 15:00      Enhancing synergy between PI and PSE skills, Prof. (Em). Johan Grievink (TU Delft)
15:00 – 15:30      Short coffee break
15:30 – 16:15      Process System Engineering and Control aspects of Solar Fuel Plants, Dr. Adrie Huesman (Shell)
16:15 – 18:00      Closure and happy hour
Please register your attendance to before Friday, 6th of July 2018
Admission costs are €25,- (PSE-NL members join for free).

PSE-NL Workshop: Global System Analysis in gPROMS
Friday, 12 April 2018 from 12:30 to 17:00, MetaForum, MF. 4.208203, TU/e, Eindhoven (Bring your own laptop to the workshop!)
Process Systems Enterprise is the world’s leading supplier of Advanced Process Modeling technology and related model-based engineering and innovation services to the process industries. PSE’s gPROMS platform technology enables users to explore the process decision space rapidly, reduce uncertainty and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions through deeper understanding of their processes. gPROMS’ Global System Analysis (GSA) allows the comprehensive exploration of the behaviour of a system over domains of any user-selected subset of its input variables (‘factors’), and output variables (‘responses’). This provides a quick and easy way to explore the complex process design and operational decision space systematically using high-fidelity models, rather than via point activities using repeated simulation runs. Global System Analysis can be used to extract value from virtually any existing gPROMS model. In this workshop, we will cover:
– How to define input factors and attribute uncertainty to these
– How to define output responses / key performance indicators are of interest
– How global system analysis makes the most of available computational resources
– How to explore different types of analyses, including uncertainty analysis and sensitivity analysis
– How to easily inspect results using tables, histograms and scatter plots
Please register before 16th of March 2018, at Attendance to the workshop costs €25,- or is free for PSE-NL members.

PSE-NL Winter Symposium: Effective design is a matter of good taste
Friday, 14 December 2017 from 12:30 to 18:00, TU Delft,  Building 58 (TNW-Zuid), Faculty Room, F2.020 Van der Maasweg 9 2629 HZ Delft
11:00 – 12:00      PSE-NL Constitutional Advisory board meeting (closed meeting)
12:30 – 13:30      Registration + Lunch
13:30 – 13:45      Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
13:45 – 14:15      Scalable manufacturing of nanostructured materials by atomic layer deposition in fluidized bed reactors, Ruud van Ommen (TU Delft)
14:15 – 14:45      Improving product quality by using predictive models as basis for process (re) design, Gerrit Westhoff (Friesland Campina)
14:45 – 15:15      Extraction of valuable components from cellular material: aspects of process- and product design, Aleksandra Zderic (Cosun)
15:15 – 15:30      Short coffee break
15:30 – 16:00      A flavor of PROSYN® -Artificial Intelligence in Chemical Engineering – harnessing the knowledge of beautiful minds, Hans Keuken (PDC)
16:00 – 16:30      A PSE approach for shelf life predictions of infant milk powders – modelling oil oxidation, Arend Dubbelboer (Danone)
16:30 – 18:00      Closure and happy hour
Please register your attendance to before Tuesday, 30th of November 2017
Admission costs are €25,- (PSE-NL members join for free).

PSE-NL Workshop: Process simulation with the Mobatec Modeller
Friday, 20 September 2017 fom 13:00 to 17:00, Zwarte doos, Room 203, TU/e, Eindhoven (Bring your own laptop to the workshop!)
Mobatec was founded in 2005 by Dr. Ir. Mathieu Westerweele and Ir. Jan Laurens. Together they have created the dynamic simulation tooling environment Mobatec Modeller based on a different, dynamic approach of process models. The developed approach has proven itself being very efficient. Models are constructed faster and are also guaranteed to solve structurally and in most cases also numerically. Mobatec Modeller is a user-friendly, computer-aided modelling tool to interactively define and modify models of any size – from single units to entire processing plants. It is an answer to the increasing need for process models of different accuracy and with different focus on details. Rapid construction, modification, validation and maintenance of consistent, high fidelity, first principle based process models is supported with Mobatec Modeller. Mathieu Westerweele will introduce Mobatec and highlight some industrial cases that have been solved over the years. After that he will guide you during a mini-workshop through the very first exercise of the Mobatec Modeller Introduction Course and will teach you how to run and modify an already made model.
Please register before 13th of September 2017 at
Attendance to the workshop costs €25,- or is free for PSE-NL members.

PSE-NL Mini-Symposium: PSE: From Molecule to Enterprise
Friday, 14 December 2016 from 12:30 to 18:00, Eindhoven University of Technology, Building: Traverse, Room: van Trier
12:30 – 13:30   Registration + lunch
13:30 – 13:45   Word of welcome (PSE-NL Chair)
13:45 – 14:15   PSE for Problem Solving Excellence in industrial R&D, Antoon ten Kate (Akzonobel)
14:15 – 14:45   On the role of modeling from R&D to Design and Operation, Jan van Schijndel (Shell)
14:45 – 15:15   Product portfolio determines the success of PSE in Agro-Food industry, Albert van der Padt (FrieslandCampina, Wageningen University)
15:15 – 15:30   Short coffee break
15:30 – 16:00   Global System Analysis – From uncertainty quantification to risk management, Bart de Groot (PS Enterprise)
16:00 – 16:30   On the Way to Daily Process Operations with Dynamic Simulation Models, Leyla Özkan (Eindhoven University of Technology)
16:30 – 18:00   PSE Café, Happy hour (organized by NPT and ISPT) & Closure
Registration is free of charge but please register your participation (1 week in advance) to our secretary at:

PSE-NL Summer Symposium: PSE in the Netherlands and distillation and other thermal separation processes
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 9:30 to 18:00, Wageningen UR, Building Forum, Room C226, Droevendaalsesteeg 2, 6708 PB Wageningen
  9.30 : Registration
10.00 : Presentations                       
1.         Welcome by chairmen Jan Koning & Tony Kiss
2.         Short introduction of hosting chair group Biobased Chemistry and Technology (WUR) Ton van Boxtel
3.         “New heat exchanger bundles; potential for improving heat transfer in distillation”, by: Hans-Henk Wolters (ECM Technologies)
4.         “The right troubleshooting strategy helps fixing a distillation problem” by: Jelle Ernst Oude Lenferink (Fluor)
5.         “The Process Systems Engineering network”, by: Tony Kiss (AkzoNobel/University Twente)
6.         “A systems engineering based evaluation of an intensified reactor-separation-recycle process for dimethylcarbonate”, by: Louis van der Ham (University Twente)
12.30: Lunch break
13.30: Presentations
7.         ”Process systems engineering opportunities in the Netherlands”, by: Edwin Zondervan (University Bremen)
8.         ”The NL GUTS network”, by: Jan Koning (TRIONpartners)
9.         “To distill or not to distill?, by: Marek Blahusiak (University Twente)
10.       Presentation: by Mathieu Westerweele (Mobatec)
11.       “Breezebox: air filtration by magnetic cooling”, by Bob Lammers/Sharon Wijk (PMMP ISPT / Rotterdam University)
12.       General NL GUTS items: # Status Early Adopter Projects NL GUTS, # Website: status, # Wikipages call
15.45 : Departure to AlgaePARC (1.5 kilometer from meeting location, use  your car and offer people who arrived by public transport a place in your car).
16.00 : Tour at AlgaePARC along cultivation and biorefinery systems
17.00 : Meeting ends; drinks and networking.