ASCEND Users and Friends

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If you're using ASCEND to solve problems, please let us know!

ASCEND Users

ASCEND Developers

See also ASCEND history and Category:ASCEND Contributors.

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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.