Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Address: Anker Engelunds Vej 101, 2800 Kongens Lyngby
»MiEl offers us the opportunity to apply methods and tools from the process system engineering (PSE) community for the analysis and optimization of novel electrochemical methods for the sustainable production of selected pharma and chemical products paving, the way towards more efficient use of materials and energy.«
Founded in 1829, DTU is amongst Denmark’s and Nordic countries foremost universities known for its success in the transfer of technology to society and industry. In international collaboration, DTU is ranked highly 4th globally, 4th in Europe, and Nordic region’s 1st, according to Leiden. DTU’s Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering is national and international research leader in chemical engineering (ranked 39th global department by THE). The Department’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design, and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food, and energy industries. The Department´s Process Systems Engineering research capabilities include 1) computational tools (mathematical models, numerical solvers, process/operation mathematical models, process simulators, process synthesis/design toolbox, control toolbox, and databases); 2) technology development (methodologies for synthesis/design of processes and products, analysis, control and operation of processes and pollution prevention); 3) applications (industrial case studies, tutorial case studies for education and training, technology transfer studies together with industrial companies). DTU high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure (https://www.hpc.dtu.dk/) will be used to perform computationally demanding tasks in the research and training programs. This includes hyperparameter tuning and training of deep learning algorithms, and big data storage among others.
Main tasks / responsibilities in MiEl
DTU leads the WP6 and will develop a customize methodology for early-stage costing analysis for electrosynthesis based production systems. The methodology will be used to perform techno-economic evaluation of the processes studied in WP2, 3, and 4 and the integrated cell concept (WP5). The purpose of the evaluation is to benchmark the electrochemistry-based production concepts for selected pharma and chemical products in WP2, 3, and 4. Senior Researcher Merlin Alvarado-Morales will be involved in the co-supervision of the doctoral student recruited by DTU.