Chemical and Biological Engineering Spring 2018 Seminar – Frank (Xin) Zhu

Join the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Armour College of Engineering for a spring seminar on Wednesday, February 28 from 3:15–4:30 p.m. in Perlstein Hall Auditorium. The seminar, titled “Molecular Analysis Providing Directions for Process Synthesis and Operation Optimization,” will feature Frank (Xin) Zhu Honeywell – UOP.

Molecular analysis can provide strong insights for process operation and synthesis for achieving better product yields with less capital and operating costs. R&D in obtaining molecular information, developing molecular models and optimizing molecular flows enables Honeywell-UOP, a leading technology company, to help operating companies to optimize process design and operation to enhance operating margin and achieve true potential.

Zhu is a Honeywell-UOP senior fellow leading technology innovations and process improvements. An innovative thinker while capable of following idea through implementation. Zhu has made significant contributions to the theory of process integration via applying molecular analysis for process synthesis and operation optimization. More importantly, his methods have been successfully applied to industries and generated significant benefits in economic margin, energy savings and emission reductions world-wide.

Zhu was the recipient of the prestigious AIChE Energy Sustainability Award 2014 due to his contributions. He also received the Honeywell-UOP Technical Leadership Award and the Patent of the Year Award. Zhu has published several books, more than 100 papers and holds 50 patents. He is the co-founder and chair for the International Conference for CO2 Summit: Technology and Opportunity, which took place in 2010 and 2016.