FOCAPD Doctoral Dissertation Award

We are excited to announce the inaugural Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design (FOCAPD) Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

This award will recognize an outstanding contribution to the field made by a Ph.D. candidate arising from their Ph.D. research. The call for nominations is open now.

Award recipients must have successfully published and defended their Ph.D.

between January 1, 2019, and the submission deadline, September 15, 2023.

The dissertation must be in English and within the scope of the FOCAPD 2024 conference (chemical process and product design).

Award recipients will receive a certificate, a speaking slot at the FOCAPD conference, and free conference registration.

The deadline to submit the 1-page nomination is September 15, 2023. Both nominations by colleagues and self-nominations are accepted. Nominees selected for the final round will be invited to submit the full application.

For further information and to submit your nominations, please visit the Award page on the FOCAPD 2024 website at

The FOCAPD Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation | FOCAPD 2024 (

We look forward to receiving your nominations!


Thomas Adams, Matt Bassett, Selen Cremaschi, Monica Zanfir (FOCAPD


Thomas A. Adams II

Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University