We prepare and support the present and future generations of process engineers with software training to tackle real-life issues as professional engineers. We develop Process Simulation Cup (PSC) tasks based on the demands and challenges that are relevant to today’s engineering professionals. The participants benefit from an opportunity to solve a uniquely designed competition problem using the process simulation software CHEMCAD.
We welcome registrations from around the world, from both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The industry practitioners are also invited and encouraged to take part. Although the competition awards are reserved for students only, the industry practitioners participating in the PSC are recognized for their thought leadership by being introduced into our Hall of Fame.
The competition is a yearly event. We are currently into the fourth edition developed and managed by Chemstations Europe – the leading provider of the process simulation software, CHEMCAD.
Jan is a Process Engineer with a Ph.D. degree from TU Berlin. Experienced in courses supervision, plant projects and support, he enjoys recognition among the “simulators” community. Jan is the mastermind behind your PSC tasks. He enjoys giving lectures.
Superpower: Knowledge Transfer
Mersad is our Software Engineer and, on a daily basis, he develops, tests and implements stuff. He likes experimenting with electronics. He says he is good at it. Although, we are not entirely sure what he means by that. He delivers for you the PSC “enigma” work.
Dr. Simon Burger
Simon likes to mess up every now and then. He’s the one who always trips on a banana peel or knocks something over. It’s not down due to his haircut that makes his IQ questionable. It’s his chronic lack of coordination and helplessness. He is the one who always needs your help in the PSC tasks.
Superpower: Always up for Burgers
Frank is a lecturer at the University of Merseburg in the field of process simulation with CHEMCAD. He is a laboratory manager, lecturer in thermal process engineering, mechanical process engineering and fluid mechanics. Frank supports our teaching tools projects and rocks CHEMCAD in his classes for years!
Superpower: Educational innovation
Jeffrey is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering Education at the University of New Hampshire, US. He channeled his passion for teaching through PSC by incorporating it into the curriculum as a graded and non-graded class exercise. He’s been spreading the PSC word at the premier educational forums too. Awesome! His research interests focus on sensors development.
Superpower: Educational Innovation
Ewelina has been with the PSC since the very beginning winning twice the No.1 Overall Winner title. It speaks for itself. This girl can do it and she can do it well! She learned it all at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland where she is likely to become a teacher. Adsorption processes in gaseous mixtures are her cup of tea.
Superpower: Intuitive Optimization
Jakub is a lecturer at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. He belongs to the early PSC adopters. Jakub participated in the challenges himself and motivated students to join. He brought more than 100 participants to the PSC2017 cup! Looking at his publications list, he’s really into adsorption systems and mercury removal technologies.
Superpower: Role Model
Ryszard is a well-established lecturer at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland in the Faculty of Energy and Fuel. He has fully embraced the PSC and introduced the challenge into his classroom. He incorporated the PSC into the curriculum supercharging the CHEMCAD learning experience of his students. Bravo! Adsorption is his research favorite.
Superpower: Educational Innovation
Is that You?
Student Ambassador is a chemical process engineer who enjoys talking to others and is active in various student groups. He/She enjoys going the extra mile and makes the most of His/Her time at university. He/She always goes with a flowsheet!
Superpower: Student Magnet