Name of institution: Imperial College London
People present in PRONTO: Nina Thornhill, Angela Lonergan, Cristina Romano
Hired ESRs: Francesco Borghesan, Marta Zagorowska
Visiting ESRs: Juan G. Londono, Matthieu Lucke
Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.
Process Automation group, supported by the ABB/RAEng Research Chair of Process Automation, is part of Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London. The objective of its research is to find ways of helping currently installed process plants to run efficiently and smoothly. This is achieved by optimizing the operation of the process and equipment by detection and diagnosis of the root causes of process inefficiencies, making use of all available information, not only measurements from operating processes but also qualitative and connectivity information from process schematics and drawings, plus reasoning from physical first principles.