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The division of Process Systems Engineering (PSE) was established in 1981 with research focus on chemical process simulation and optimization, artificial intelligence, data mining and reconciliation, fault diagnosis, emission reduction, production planning and scheduling, and computer aided enzyme molecular design. Our research work on chemical process safety has been recognized worldwide. Software developed by the division, including the ethylene pyrolysis simulation and optimization system EPSOS®, graphical petrochemical company production planning system GIOPISM®, intelligent chemical process safety management(PSM) software platform PSMSuite®, are used in many industrial companies. Faculty members are also actively involved in international research collaboration and communication. In 2004, the 8th International Conference on PSE, which was successfully hosted in China for the first time, was chaired by Prof. Chen Bingzhen. In 2013, Prof. Zhao Jinsong was an organizing member of the 2nd Hazards Asia Pacific Symposium together with IChemE in Malaysia.

A new research direction is industrial ecology and the recycle economy for which the Center for Industrial Ecology was established in 2001 with the aim to carry out theoretical studies and practical applications for industrial ecology and the recycle economy in China. This center is a branch of the United Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology of the National Environmental Protection Ministry. In recent years, more than 60 research and industrial projects have been completed, which provide guidance for and have important impact on the sustainable development of industrial enterprises.

The faculty in this division include four full professors and three associate professors, among whom one is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and two were selected to the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in Universities of the Ministry of Education.

The faculty members in this division are Prof. CHEN Bingzhen, Prof. Hu Shanying, Prof. ZHAO Jinsong, Prof. ZHU Bing, Assoc. Prof. CHEN Dingjiang, Assoc. Prof. QIU Tong and Assoc. Prof. ZHU Yushan.


Center for Industrial Ecology, Eco-Industrial technology & System Engineering Division, Institute of Circular Economy
Process System Engineering Research Institute

EIP Planning Projects Design and optimization of eco-industrial system ASM Experimental Platform Technology Awards Received by the PSE instiutes after 2005
Estimation of ARMC Distribution in China in 2007 Industrial Metabolism of Phosphorus Emission Reduction Strategy for Ethylene Plant Startups and Shutdowns Intelligent Chemical Process Safety Management (PSM) Software Platform