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FOCAPD 2024 (CACHE Sponsored Conference)

Dear Colleagues: 

We are excited to announce that the Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) 2024 abstract submission system is now open. FOCAPD 2024 will be held July 14-18, 2024, at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado, USA. 

FOCAPD is the premier international conference in the field of Chemical Process Design and is held only once every five years. Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) are facilitating the conference jointly. The overarching goal of FOCAPD is to provide a unique environment for discussing the significant developments in Chemical Process Design since the last meeting in 2019, with a forward-looking perspective for the coming five years. The conference program is organized around four themes: 

  • Design and Energy Transitions - the transition from carbon-based energy sources or the design of non-traditional energy networks 
  • Design and Sustainability - approaches to achieve process, product, and supply chain sustainability via carbon neutrality, circular design, etc. 
  • Design and Emerging Fields - new areas such as Pharma, bio-systems, AI/ML, digital twins, etc. 
  • Design Education and Future of Design - how and what to teach the next generation 

We are inviting you to submit abstracts for poster presentations within these themes. In addition to papers focusing on these themes, research in general PSE design space is also welcome. The poster sessions, single-track and composed of contributed papers in FOCAPD, are a highlight of the event and showcase the state-of-the-art in Chemical Process Design and provide opportunities for exchanging ideas and discussions over extended periods. 

The deadline to submit the one-page abstract prepared using the template linked to below is September 1, 2023. For further information and to submit your abstract, please visit the conference website at  

We look forward to receiving your contributions. 


Thomas Adams, Matt Bassett, Selen Cremaschi, Monica Zanfir (FOCAPD co-chairs) 

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