Principal Investigator: Prof Sakis Mantalaris
Co-Investigator: Dr Ruth Misener
My Role: Mentoring an Early Stage Researcher Based at Imperial
ModLife aims to develop Advanced Model-Based Optimization, Monitoring and Control as Enabling Technologies for bioprocess-product development and innovation tailored for the needs in life science industries. ModLife ETN will address excellence in research and training of next generation biochemical and process engineers in life sciences industries. The partnership, which is led by Professor Gürkan Sin, was awarded €4.1M for the 5 universities and 6 companies. Imperial Department of Computing was awarded €188,408.
The ModLife project is a European Training Network initiative, so we aim for excellence in both research and training.
- Research Contributions. Simon’s work has been accepted to the 35th International Conference on Machine Learning, Process Systems Engineering 2018, and the 27th European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering. Simon also has a full-length journal paper under peer review and he collaborated on a paper in Biotechnology & Bioengineering with the group of Prof Liesbet Geris.
- Award. Simon was awarded Best Quality Poster for for 2nd year PhD students in the 2018 Department of Computing Google Poster Competition.
- Industrial Engagement. Simon was seconded at Bayer (a ModLife partner) for 2 months. Simon has also presented his work to the Centre for Process Systems Engineering Industrial Consortium through (i) the Annual Consortium Meeting and (ii) individual meetings with companies that have similar research challenges.
- Software Availability. Simon makes all of his code available here.
- Keynote Presentations. Myself and Prof Alexander Mitsos (also a member of the ModLife project) will present a joint keynote incorporating ModLife research at Process Systems Engineering 2018. I will also be presenting Simon’s work as a part of AIChE’s 110 Year Celebration.