ASCEND Users and Friends
If you're using ASCEND to solve problems, please let us know!
- Solar Thermal Group at Australian National University uses ASCEND for a wide range of simulation problems and actively participates in ASCEND development.
- Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and FOSSEE, with leadership from Prof Kannan Moudgalya, are working to introduce ASCEND into their chemical engineering curriculum.
- CNIM (France) used ASCEND to model two-phase flow for their new solar collector
- Laboratoire National des Champs Magnétiques Intenses, CNRS France
- The D2P Research Group at Universidad de Antifagasta use ASCEND for solving hydrometallurgy problems. See technical report (in spanish) or summary (in english).
- Chemical Engineering at University of Alabama Huntsville problems solved using ASCEND for chemical engineering coursework
- Pedro Vale Lima contributed some documentation on doing Thermodynamics with ASCEND.
- Bystronic are working on using ASCEND as a computation engine for embedded controllers.
|Ben Allan||A principal member of the technical staff, Sandia Laboratories/CA. Research interests include large-scale OO modeling support tools (solution methods & compilers), scalable design of human-computer interaction, and optimizing finite-element data representations.||File:BenAllan.jpg|
|Krishnan Chittur||Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alabama Huntsville, Alabama. Research interests include biomaterials and bioinformatics. An enthusiastic ASCEND user who would like to see it being widely used for computations, simple and complex.||File:KrishnanChittur.jpg|
|Luis Cisternas||Professor, Departamento de Ingeniería Química, Universidad de Antofagasta, Casilla 170, Antofagasta, Chile. Research interests include Chemical and metallurgical process & product design, Process systems modelling and optimization, Process synthesis. Developer of the ASCEND library HydroSim for hydrometallurgy applications.||File:LuisCisternas.jpg|
|John Pye||Lecturer at the Dept of Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Research interest: Solar thermal energy systems, thermal system modelling, thermochemical energy storage by ammonia dissociation, structural modelling and optimisation of parabolic reflectors.|
|Vicente Rico-Ramirez||Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technical Institute of Celaya, Mexico. Research interests in optimization, modeling, synthesis.||File:VicenteRicoRamirez.jpg|
|Jon Shao||Assoc Prof, Institute of Systems Engineering, Zhejiang Univ, Hangzhou, China. Research interests in advanced optimization/solution strategies for complex systems, RTO, automatic differentiation, support environments for solving complex problems, and very long distance supervisory control and data acquisition.||File:JonShao.jpg|
|Jerry St Clair||Our token organic chemist (doesn't every team need one). An ASCEND user for non-engineering applications. His research interests include reaction mechanisms and kinetics, process optimization and control, and doing with computers what could more easily be done without them.||File:JerryStClair.jpg|
|Mark Thomas||Staff in the Survivable Network Technology Group at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.||File:MarkThomas.jpg|
|Art Westerberg||Retired as of June, 2004. Formerly professor in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. Research interests: ASCEND development.||File:ArtWesterberg.jpg|
|Duncan Coffey||Student at CMU. Contributed models/reactor.a4l and models/kinetics.a4l in 1998.|