Long Term Achievements Award 2013

European Federation of Chemical Engineering CAPE Working Party
Working Party on Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE)
Guidelines for CAPE award

Type of award:

The CAPE award for Long Term Achievements (LTA) is given in recognition of a collection of outstanding achievements over an extended period of time (> 10 years) to CAPE methods, tools and/or applications for the advancement of science, engineering and technology.

Award winners for the 2013

Professor Peter Glavič

Professor Peter Glavič
Professor Emeritus at the University of Maribor. He graduated in Chemical Technology, and later in Economics and Business. He held managerial positions in paper-, chemical-, and metallurgical industries for nine years. For eight years he was a Member of Parliament in the Republic of Slovenia, both at the National Assembly and the National Council. He served as Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Maribor for thirty years. As a Vice Rector for research and development at the University of Maribor, and as vice dean at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering he influenced the R&D development in Slovenia very much. He was President and Vice-President of the Engineering Academy of Slovenia. He was chairing the Chemical Engineering Section of Slovenian Chemical Society for two decades. He founded and headed the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development. His research focused on process systems engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainable development in chemical and process industries. His main interests were in process design, retrofit and optimization, energy integration, water and waste reduction, recycling, cleaner production, indicators of sustainable development, sustainable university, and sustainable consumption. He participated in many bilateral, and multinational projects financed by European Union, EUREKA, NATO, and US NSF. He was member of many professional bodies, editorial boards, international scientific and organization committees. He has published more than 170 scientific and professional articles, 230 papers in conference proceedings, 20 textbooks and manuals, 210 scientific and professional report

Professor Rex Reklaitis

Professor Rex Reklaitis
G.V. Rex Reklaitis is Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and currently Deputy Director of the ERC on Structured Organic Particulate Systems. At Purdue he has served as the Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Computer Integrated Process Operations Center. His expertise lies in process systems engineering, the application of information and computing technologies to process and product design, process operations and supply chain management. Current research interests include applications of process systems methodology to improve pharmaceutical product design, development, manufacture and administration. Additional interests lie in systems studies of socio-technical systems such as integrated energy networks. He was educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BS ChE), received MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, has held an NSF Postdoctoral fellowship (Zurich, Switzerland) and Senior Fulbright Lectureship (Vilnius, Lithuania). He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, fellow of AIChE, and past Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Chemical Engineering. He has received the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award (AICHE), the ChE Lectureship Award (ASEE), Professional Achievement Award (Illinois Institute of Technology), the George Lappin and the Van Antwerpen Awards (AIChE). He has served on the Board of Directors of AICHE, the Council for Chemical Research and the CACHE Corporation. He has published over 240 papers and book chapters and edited/authored eight books

Criteria for giving the award:

The nomination of the candidates are based upon the scope & significance of their contribution and/or achievements for the advancement of science and technology within CAPE. The EFCE CAPE Working Party defines the scope of CAPE.

Frequency of the award:

The awards are given at frequency of four years (provided that at least one of the nominated candidates is found suitable). If there is an exceptional candidate and the CAPE WP members all agree, then a special case may be considered.

Procedures for giving the awards:

The CAPE WP Award Committee is constituted with five members. At least two members should retire every time an award is given. No member can remain on the committee for more than five years.

The call for nominations is open at least two months prior to the EFCE CAPE Working Party business meeting normally held in May/June. The deadline for submitting applications is one month before the meeting. Based on the submission of proposed candidates, the CAPE WP Award Committee will nominate at most three of the submitted candidates, and distribute the relevant information at latest two weeks before the next WP business meeting. If there are no suitable candidates no award will be made. The CAPE WP at the business meeting will select one of the nominated candidates as the award winner. The selection will be based on votes (one vote per delegate who have voting rights). The selection will require the backing from at least two thirds of the delegates present at the meeting (only delegates present in the meeting or their authorized substitutes are allowed to vote). Voting will take place even if there is only one candidate. If no decision is reached no award will be given that year.

If a candidate is selected by the CAPE Working Party for an award, the award will be given at the next ESCAPE meeting (one year later), where the candidate will be given the opportunity to present a keynote talk. Consequently the cost of the award winner’s ESCAPE conference participation will be covered by the local ESCAPE organizers. Once the selected candidate has accepted to receive the award this information will be announced through a press release and posted on various websites (the CAPE WP website, the EFCE website, ….) and may be used by the local organizing committee to promote the ESCAPE series.

At the ESCAPE meeting, there will be a CAPE Award session where the chairman of the CAPE award committee will introduce the award winner. The award should normally be presented jointly by the local host (or a representative for the host) and the chairman of the CAPE Working Party. The chairman of the CAPE Awards Committee and the local ESCAPE meeting chairman should together chair the special award session.

The award:

The awards will include a “framed award certificate" together with a medal which both are to be approved by the CAPE Working Party.
The Long Term Achievements Award need not be monetary. The local hosts are welcome to contribute to the award if they wish (rules to be developed by the CAPE-WP).

Template for award recommendation:

CAPE Working Party members only can submit nominations. Members of the CAPE community or a National Society should submit nominations through their national delegate. All nominations should follow the proposed template. The awards committee may ask the nominee for further information and/or data.

LTA award nomination package:

1. List of nominators and their signature
2. A short description of the contributions and achievements of the candidate
3. Citations – minimum 3
4. CV (if available, otherwise, a collection of publicly available information in terms of current job, experience, publications, citations, etc., - information that may be obtained from the internet or supplied by colleagues of the candidate)

Submission of nominations:

The nominations for the Long Term Achievements Award should be sent to the Chairman of award committee Professor Luis Puigjaner luis.puigjaner@upc.edu


  • Deadline for the submission of the nominations March 1st 2012. CLOSED.
  • Voting at the business meeting of Working Party June 17th 2012. DONE.
  • Presentation of the awards. Monday, 01/06/2013 during the plenary lectures
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