Process System Engineering - Incubating Sustainability for Industrial Revolution 4.0

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

Penang, malaysia

5 - 8 August 2024


The PSE Asia series is a biennial international symposium in Asia bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in Process Systems Engineering. PSE Asia 2024 is the 11th symposium following previous events at Kyoto (2000), Taipei (2002), Seoul (2005), Xi’an (2007), Singapore (2010), Kuala Lumpur (2013), Tokyo (2016), Bangkok (2019), Taipei (2020) and Chennai (2022).

PSE Asia 2024 provides an interactive platform for researchers and practitioners to exchange knowledge in various PSE topics, ranging from the fundamental theory to applications. Main topics of this symposium include (but not limited to):

Process dynamics and control
Product and process design
Supply chain management
PSE for circular economy/sustainable processes
PSE for Process Safety & Operations
Process integration and optimisation
Artificial intelligence and big data
Education in process systems engineering
Industry applications

Important dates

Abstract submission open: 1 Dec 2023
Abstract submission close: 30 April 2024
Full paper for proceedings (optional): 31 May 2024 (revised)
Conference registration deadline: 10 July 2024


  • Before 31 May 2024
    • International delegate
    • 600 USD
    • International student
    • 300 USD
    • Malaysian delegate
    • 2000 RM
    • Malaysian student
    • 1000 RM
  • After 31 May 2024
    • International delegate
    • 650 USD
    • International student
    • 350 USD
    • Malaysian delegate
    • 2300 RM
    • Malaysian student
    • 1200 RM
5% discount for 5-9 pax, and 10% for 10 and more pax from the same organisation
Abstract Submission


Malaysian Delegates
International Delegates

Guideline for presenters

Plenar and keynote speakers

35 min presentaton, followed by 5 min Q&A

Oral presenters

15 min presentaton, followed by 5 min Q&A

Poster presenters

please prepare poster of A1 size,
and display them according to the allocated slot

Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Prof Iqbal M. Mujtaba

Computational Process Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Informatics, University of Bradford

Iqbal M. Mujtaba is a Professor of Computational Process Engineering and is currently Associate Dean (Learning, Teaching & Quality) of the Faculty of Engineering & Informatics at the University of Bradford. He was Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Bradford from 2016-2018. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London in 1989. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the IChemE, a Chartered Chemical Engineer. He was the Chair of the European Committee for Computers in Chemical Engineering Education from 2010-2013 and the Chair of the IChemE’s Computer Aided Process Engineering Special Interest Group from 2012-2019.

Professor Mujtaba is a world leader in batch distillation, wastewater treatment and desalination He has developed process models for a range of processes that have delivered impact for many companies internationally, for example in oil separation, industrial scale desalination, fluid catalytic cracking, naphtha isomerisation, crude oil hydrotreating, along with chlorination reactor and process for titanium dioxide production which radically improved production and reduced CO2 emissions. He leads research into dynamic modelling, simulation, optimisation and control of batch and continuous chemical processes with specific interests in distillation, industrial reactors, refinery processes, desalination, wastewater treatment and crude oil hydrotreating focusing on food, energy and water. He has managed several research collaborations and consultancy projects with industry and academic institutions in the UK, Italy, Hungary, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Qatar, South Africa, Iraq, Algeria, China, Libya, Jordan, Bangladesh, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. He has published over 400 technical papers and has delivered more than 80 invited lectures/seminars/plenaries/keynotes/short courses around the world. He has supervised 41 PhD students to completion and is currently supervising 9 PhD students. He is the author/co-author of (1) ‘Batch Distillation: Design & Operation’ (textbook) published by the Imperial College Press, London, 2004 (2) ‘Wastewater treatment by Reverse Osmosis’ published by CRC Press, 2020 (3) ‘Desalination technologies: Design & Operation’, Elsevier, 2022. He is one of the co-editors of the books (1) ‘Application of Neural Networks and Other Learning Technologies in Process Engineering’, Imperial College Press, London, 2001 (2) ‘Composite Materials Technology: Neural Network Applications’ CRC Press, 2009, (3) ‘The Water-Food-Energy Nexus’, CRC Press, 2017, (4) ‘Water Management: Social & Technological Perspective’, CRC Press, 2018.

Prof Fengqi You

Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor, Cornell University

Fengqi You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering at Cornell University. He also serves as the Chair of Ph.D. Studies in Systems Engineering, Co-Director of the Cornell University AI for Science Institute (CUAISci), Co-Lead of the Schmidt AI in Science Program at Cornell, and Co-Director of the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA). He has an h-index of 81 and authored over 250 refereed articles in journals such as Science, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communications, Science Advances, and PNAS. He is an award-winning scholar and teacher, earning over 20 major national and international awards over the past six years. He is an elected Fellow of the AAAS, AIChE, and RSC.

Prof Thokozani Majozi

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, Wits University, South Africa

Thokozani Majozi is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and a professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at Wits University, South Africa. Majozi was a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in the United Kingdom where he completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering (Process Integration). He serves in the editorial boards of various chemical engineering journals, including Process Safety and Environmental Protection Journal and Digital Chemical Engineering Journal. A member of various scientific academies, including African Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer, UK. He has received numerous awards for his research including the British Association Medal (Silver), the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers Bill Neal-May Gold Medal and the National Order of Mapungubwe bestowed on him by President of South Africa. Majozi is author and co-author of more than 300 scientific publications, including 4 books in Chemical Process Integration.

Keynote Speakers

Prof Lei Zhang

School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China

Lei Zhang is a Professor of School of Chemical Engineering, Dalian University of Technology since 2024. He was an Associate Professor during 2017-2023 at Dalian University of Technology. He was a Postdoctoral research fellow at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Technical University of Denmark (2014-2017), and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University (2013–2014). He received BS and PhD degrees from Tsinghua University in China (2009-2014). His current research interests include development of methods and tools for chemical product and process design integrated with information and computing technologies, AI models, computational chemistry and molecular simulation. He received the 2017 best paper award from the Computers and Chemical Engineering journal and the 2019 PSE Young Researcher Award by PSE — Systems Engineering Society of China.

Dr Arnab Dutta

Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, Hyderabad Campus

Dr. Arnab Dutta is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani-Hyderabad Campus. He obtained his B.E. (Chemical) from Jadavpur University, M. Tech. (Chemical) from IIT Bombay, and PhD (Chemical) from National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining BITS Pilani-Hyderabad, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at NUS. His major areas of research interests include process simulation, optimization, technoeconomic assessment, machine learning, sustainable energy systems, materials informatics, computer-aided molecule design, and cheminformatics. Till date, Dr. Dutta has published 27 technical papers in various internationally reputed journals like Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, Journal of Polymer Science, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Digital Chemical Engineering, Amino Acids, Journal of CO2 Utilization, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, among others. His current research is funded by the Department of Science & Technology, India as well as BITS Pilani. Dr. Dutta is also serving as the editorial board member of the International Journal of Energy Research and Process & Energy Systems Engineering (Section of Frontiers in Energy Research) journals.

Assoc Prof Ir Dr Viknesh Andiappan

Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Dr. Viknesh Andiappan is an Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus. He is the author and lead editor a book titled Optimization for Energy Systems and Supply Chains: Fundamentals and Applications, published in 2022 by CRC Press. His area of specialisation centres on developing process systems engineering tools to design and optimise net-zero energy systems and supply chains. His research interests also include process synthesis and analysis of energy systems via Process Integration techniques, integrated biorefineries, process simulation, industrial symbiosis planning, energy economics, and energy planning for greenhouse gas emission reduction. His work also aims to create software, techniques and algorithms to solve large-scale problems relevant to decarbonisation of the energy sector. Dr. Andiappan is well-published and well-cited for a young researcher (over 95 publications with an h-index of 19) and presented several papers at various conferences. He has also won several accolades for his research. In 2020, he was awarded the IBAE Young Researcher of the Year Award for his research contributions. After this, he was awarded the Processes Journal 2022 Young Investigator Award and he entered the world’s Top 2% of Scientists for a single year. Most recently, in 2023, he was awarded the National Outstanding Young Researcher award by EduCoop. On top of this, he was inducted into the I&EC Research Journal’s 2023 Class of Influential Researchers – Asia and Pacific.

He is an editorial board member for Process Integration & Optimization for Sustainability (Springer Nature) and International Journal of Energy Research (Wiley). Aside from research, he also volunteers with IChemE as a trained Chartered Engineer assessor and currently serves as the Chair of the IChemE Palm Oil Processing Special Interest Group.

Prof Hiromasa Kaneko

Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Meiji University, Japan

I got my PhD in Chemical System Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan in September 2011, including a significant research at Imperial College London, UK, from January to March 2010. In October 2011, I commenced my professional career as an assistant professor in chemical system engineering at the University of Tokyo. In April 2017, I transitioned to Meiji University, Japan, serving as an associate assistant professor in the department of applied chemistry until March 2020. My role extends beyond academia with several concurrent appointments. Since December 2018, I have been a Guest Principal Researcher at RIKEN. I also hold positions as a Visiting Associate Professor at Osaka University and Hiroshima University since April 2019. In the corporate sector, I have been the President of Future Science Research Institute LLC since November 2020 and the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Data Chemical Co., Ltd., since October 2021. My contributions to the field are acknowledged by numerous awards, including the Chemical Engineering Society Research Encouragement Award in 2015 and the Symposium Award at the International Congress on Pure & Applied Chemistry in 2023. Additionally, I have engaged in editorial and advisory roles, serving as an editor for the Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan and as a committee member in various NEDO research projects.

Zhe Wu

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore

Zhe Wu is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He received his B.S. in Control Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2016 and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, in 2020. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles before he joined NUS. His research interests are in the general area of process systems engineering with a focus on process dynamics, optimization and control as well as on data science and machine learning and their application to chemical engineering. He has written more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and received over $SGD 2 million in external research funding from the ASTAR, NRF, MOE and chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Wu is on the editorial board of Digital Chemical Engineering journal, and is an associate editor for American Control Conference.

Assoc Prof Dr Jia-Lin Kang

Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at National Yunlin University

Jia-Lin Kang was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1986. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in chemical and engineering from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2016. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at NTHU. From 2017 to 2018, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliu City, Taiwan. His current research interests include process design and control, data analytics, process fault diagnosis, soft-sensor and AI-MPC techniques, computational fluid dynamics, first principle modeling, etc.

Dr Boram Gu

School of Chemical Engineering, Chonnam National University

Dr Boram Gu has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Chemical Engineering at Chonnam National University since 2020. She received her BSc and MSc degrees in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Korea University in the Republic of Korea in 2009 and 2011, respectively. She then eared her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London in the United Kingdom in early 2017. She was awarded a fully funded PhD scholarship from an industrial-funded research centre, BP International Centre for Advanced Materials (BP-ICAM). After completing her PhD, she worked as a Research Associate at Imperial College London until 2019, and then as a postdoctoral researcher at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) until 2020. During these positions, she broadened her expertise by applying her theoretical and computational knowledge to the areas of biomedical engineering, in addition to deepening her understanding of chemical and environmental engineering. Her research interests lie in the broad areas of chemical, environmental and biological systems. She focuses on numerical modelling of bio/chemical reactions and transport phenomena, as well as on model-based optimisation.

Assoc Prof Dr Frederick Tapia

Department of Chemical Engineering, Gokongwei College of Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

John Frederick D. Tapia is an Associate Professor in the Chemical Engineering Department of De La Salle University- Manila, Philippines. As an early-career researcher, his research interests include process systems engineering (PSE) of low-carbon energy systems, mathematical modelling of biomass value chains, specifically oil palm value chain and geographical information system (GIS)-based analysis of suitable lands for oil palm. His expertise is on applications of neutrosophic sets in process systems engineering and decision analysis, specifically on data envelopment analysis and mathematical programming for process synthesis. He was awarded by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) of the Philippines as one of the Outstanding Young Scientist in 2022 in the field of chemical engineering. He is an editor of two journal in the field of neutrosophic sets: Neutrosophic Sets and Systems, and Neutrosophic Systems with Applications.

Industrial Speakers

Dr Eduardo Luna-Ortiz

Global Operations Director and Technical Director - Pace CCS Ltd.

Dr. Shahrul Azman Zainal Abidin

Director of Product Management - Honeywell Industrial Innovation, USA

Dr Zulfan Adi Putra

ExxonMobil Business Support Centre Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Ir Rafil Elyas

Ir Rafil Elyas

East 101

Tentative Programme

Monday 5 Aug

Pre-conference workshop on Virtual Reality
(fully sponsored; with limited numbers of participants)

1 - 5 pm
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Registration & Afternoon Tea

3 - 5 pm

Tuesday 6 Aug

Opening Ceremony & Plenary Speech

Standing Committee Meeting

2 - 4 pm

Parallel Sessions (Afternoon)

Conference Dinner (Evening)

Wednesday 7 Aug

Parallel Sessions (Morning)

Parallel Sessions (Afternoon)

Thursday 8 Aug

Parallel Sessions & Closing Ceremony (Afternoon)

Plant Visit

Organising Committee

Professor Dominic C. Y. Foo

Conference Chairman

Prof. Dr. Hon Loong Lam

Conference Co-Chair

Ir. Mohamad Anwar Ahmad

Mohd Fauzi Zanil

Ir. Wei Dong Leong

Ir. Razmahwata Mohamad Razalli

Ir. Dr. Chien Hwa Chong

Ir. Dr. Eunice S. W. Phang

Ir. Dr. Jully Tan

Ir. Dr. Tin Sin Lee

Ir. Thayananthan Balakrishnan

Ir. Prof. Dr. Thomas S. Y. Choong

Ir. Vincent W. C. Khaw

Nur Amira Mohidin



Masahiko HIRAO

The Univ. of Tokyo


Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture & Tech.

Manabu KANO

Kyoto Univ.

Cheng-Liang CHEN

Natl Taiwan Univ.

Shi-Shang JANG

Natl Tsing-Hua Univ.

Chuei-Tin CHANG

Natl Cheng-Kung Univ.

Jongmin LEE

Seoul Natl Univ.

Jin-Kuk KIM

Hanyang Univ.

Prof Moon Il

Yonsei University

Xigang YUAN

Tianjin Univ.

Jinsong ZHAO

Tsinghua Univ.

Hongye SU

Zhejiang Univ.


Natl Univ. of Singapore

Min-Sen CHIU

Natl Univ. of Singapore

Mohd Azlan HUSSAIN

Univ. of Malaya

Zainuddin Abdul MANAN

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Universiti Teknologi Petronas


Chulalongkorn Univ.

Soorathep KHEAWHOM

Chulalongkorn Univ.


Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember


Gajah Mada Univ.

Rajagopalan SRINIVASAN

IIT Madras

Ravindra D. GUDI

IIT Bombay

Raymond TAN

De La Salle University


Full conference paper is option. If you do required to publish your paper in conference proceeding, please kindly inform the conference secretary.

Selected papers will be invited for special issue with the following journals when the conference is over:

  • Computers and Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (Springer Nature)
  • Digital Chemical Engineering (Elsevier)

About Penang

Penang Map

The map above shows Penang Island, highlighting the locations of our host hotels, including the conference venue (DoubleTree Resort by Hilton) and the conference dinner venue on the evening of August 6th (Park Royal), both situated in Batu Ferringhi. The estimated travel times from George Town (city center) to Batu Ferringhi via two alternative routes at noon are also indicated. Additionally, popular tourist attractions are marked on the map, including:

Regarding transportation:
  • Participants may choose to use Grab, which is the same company operating in the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. For more information and to check fares, visit Grab’s website and fare check page.
  • Taxis are available.
  • The Rapid Penang bus service is another option, with routes 101 and 102 serving the bus stations located outside both hotels. For more details, visit the Rapid Penang website.
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