Manfred Morari

Process Control and Beyond

Manfred Morari

Manfred Morari was head of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich from 2009 to 2012 and head of the Automatic Control Laboratory from 1994 to 2008. Before that he was the McCollum-Corcoran Professor of Chemical Engineering and Executive Officer for Control and Dynamical Systems at the California Institute of Technology. From 1977 to 1983 he was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin. He obtained the diploma from ETH Zurich and the Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, both in chemical engineering.

His interests are in hybrid systems and the control of biomedical systems. Morari's research is internationally recognized. The analysis techniques and software developed in his group are used in universities and industry throughout the world. He has received numerous awards, including the Eckman Award, Ragazzini Award and Bellman Control Heritage Award from the American Automatic Control Council; the Colburn Award, Professional Progress Award and CAST Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; the Control Systems Technical Field Award and the Bode Lecture Prize from IEEE. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AIChE and IFAC. In 1993 he was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, in 2015 to the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. Manfred Morari served on the technical advisory boards of several major corporations.

Krister Forsman

Implementation of Advanced Control in the Process Industry without the Use of MPC

Krister Forsman

Krister Forsman has more than 20 years of practical experience from automatic control, industrial IT and Manufacturing Execution Systems in process industry, primarily the chemical and pulp and paper industries. He received his PhD in mathematical control theory in 1991, from Linköping University, Sweden. After ten years in various positions within the ABB group, he ran his own consulting company for a few years. In 2005 he joined the Perstorp group as a Corporate Specialist. Krister has worked with around 60 different plants in some 20 countries. He has authored some 50 articles and conference papers in process control and related areas, and a textbook in practical process control. Since 2012 he is also an adjunct professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His main research interests are control structures for industrial applications and plantwide control.

Vassily Hatzimanikatis

Analysis and Design of Metabolic Networks under Uncertainty

Vassily Hatzimanikatis

Dr. Vassily Hatzimanikatis is currently Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland. Vassily received a PhD and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the University of Patras, in Greece. After the completion of his doctoral studies, he held a research group leader position at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland. Prior to joining EPFL, Vassily has been assistant professor at Northwestern University, at Illinois, USA, and he worked for three years in DuPont and Cargill.

Vassily is associate editor of the journals Metabolic Engineering, Biotechnology & Bioengineering and Integrative Biology, and Senior Editor of Biotechnology Journal. He has published over 90 articles and he is co-inventor in three patents and patent applications.

Vassily is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2010), he was a DuPont Young Professor (2001-2004), and he has also received the Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering (2000), the ACS Elmar Gaden Award (2011), and the Metabolic Engineering Award from the International Society of Metabolic Engineering (2014).


The two videos showed during the conference are available on youtube, here: Day 1 and 2, and Conference dinner and day 3.

The final program is now available at (PDF version).

The registration pages, including workshop registration, are now open.

Authors of papers accepted for poster presentation should prepare a 3 min oral presentation for the conference, in addition to the poster.


29 OCT 2015 (Extended!)
Submission of draft paper and invited session proposals

15 FEB 2016
Acceptance Notification

18 MAR 2016 (Extended!)
Submission of final papers

15 APR 2016
Final program available


Early bird registration deadline is April 1st. More information here.


Reserve your rooms before May 1st (subject to availability) to receive conference rates. More information here.

Gold sponsor: Gemini Center PROST – Advanced Process Control, at NTNU and SINTEF.

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