CNIE Theme 4 Lead - Ecosystems, Control & Modularity
Professor Eva Sorensen is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at UCL (where she is currently Interim Head of Department) and has been a member of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) since joining UCL in 1996. She has extensive experience within process systems engineering, particularly related to modelling, simulation, optimisation and control of fluid separations such as distillation, chromatography and membrane systems.
Her research focuses on exploring novel designs and operations based on a rigorous understanding of fundamental scientific principles, and by means of complex optimisation approaches. This makes her ideally placed to lead the CNIE’s fourth new theme on Ecosystems, Control and Modularity, which will have a strong focus on exploring the translation of core mechanisms to process intensification and manufacturing, whilst expanding the interface between process systems engineering, computer science, genetics and biochemical engineering, aiming to create robust, adaptive, bioinspired supply networks.
She is Editor-in-Chief of Chemical Engineering Research & Design, a chartered scientist (CSci), a chartered engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the IChemE (FIChemE), the UK representative on the Working Party on Fluid Separations of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) (which she chaired 2007-2013), as well as a member of the IChemE’s Fluid Separation Special Interest Group.