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FIPSE Graduate Student Participation Award

FIPSE is pleased to issue a call for nominations for the Graduate Student Participation Awards for FIPSE-4, which will take place in Chalkidiki, Greece, June 24-27, 2018. Four graduate students will be selected to participate in this unique conference emphasizing future research directions in Process Systems Engineering. This year’s awards are sponsored by PSE and BASF. The students selected will receive free registration and hotel accommodation (a value of $900) and a $600 partial travel grant.

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The nomination for this award should be made by the student's research advisor. Each advisor may nominate only one student and only after the advisor has registered for the conference. Students can win this award only once during the course of their studies. Students selected are expected to act as scribes in the sessions of the conference.

The nomination package should include:

  • A single page resume, highlighting the student's accomplishments (publications, presentations, awards, other innovations, etc.)
  • A single page recommendation letter from the faculty advisor

Awards will be determined based on the strength of the student’s record and the advisor’s recommendation, as well as based on the potential of the student to contribute to and benefit from the discussions during the conference (for example, as judged by the relevance of the student’s research to the themes of the conference). The review and selection process will be carried out by a committee consisting (in equal numbers) of FIPSE trustees and members representing the sponsoring companies.

Deadline: Nominations are due on March 31, 2018. The nomination material should be sent electronically as a single PDF file to: Prodromos Daoutidis at

The award recipients will be announced by April 30, 2018.

FIPSE Trustees
Dominique Bonvin
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Prodromos Daoutidis
University of Minnesota, USA
Michael Doherty
University of California-Santa Barbara, USA
Christos Georgakis, Chair
Tufts University, USA
Jay Lee
KAIST, Korea
Costas Pantelides
Process Systems Enterprise, UK
Erik Ydstie
Carnegie Mellon University, USA
FIPSE Trustee Emeriti
Costas Kiparissides
University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Wolfgang Marquardt
Forschungszentrum, J��lich, Germany
FIPSE Executive Committee
Christos Georgakis
Dominique Bonvin
Erik Ydstie
Costas Pantelides
FIPSE Information Center
Robin Craven
Conference Manager