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Supervisor: Prof. Ignacio E. Grossmann

Hosting for secondment: ESR-K: Hubert Hadera, ESR-L: Dragoljub Gajic

Cooperation: ABB-DE, TK-AST


Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global research university with more than 12,000 students, 92,000 alumni, and 5,000 faculty and staff. Based in Pittsburgh CMU has been a birthplace of innovation throughout its 112-year history. Today, CMU is a global leader bringing groundbreaking ideas to market and creating successful startup businesses. CMU's award-winning faculty members are renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges. CMU puts a strong emphasis on creating things—from art to robots.


One of the partner institutions within Energy-SmartOps project is CAPD - Center for Advanced Process Decision-making. CAPD is a Carnegie Mellon University Research Center engaged in Process Systems Engineering Research for the Process Industries.


Research goals of CAPD are to:

  • Understand and aid complex design and operation issues faced by industry

  • Develop and advance modeling and solution methods for process systems engineering


The key research areas of the CAPD's renowned faculty include topics such:

  • Modeling and Optimization Algorithms

  • Process Synthesis and Product Design

  • Enterprise-wide Optimization and Process Operations

  • Molecular Computing


The director of CAPD Prof. Ignacio E. Grossmann is serving as a supervisor within Energy-SmartOps.


Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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