Professor Claire Adjiman
Imperial College London
Claire Adjiman is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She holds an MEng from Imperial College and a PhD from Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. Her research interests include integrated process and molecular/materials design, including the development of design methods, property prediction techniques and optimisation algorithms. She works extensively with industry, especially the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals sectors and has licensed thermodynamic modelling software. She has received awards that include a RAEng-ICI Fellowship (1998-2003), the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering (2009), the SCI Armstrong Lecture (2011), an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship (2012-2017), and the RSC Elizabeth Colbourn Memorial Lecture (2020). She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Royal Society of Chemistry. She co-edited a book on Molecular Systems Engineering published (Wiley-VCH). She is a member of the editorial boards of Molecular Systems Design and Engineering, Computers and Chemical Engineering and Fluid Phase Equilibria, and an associate editor of the Journal of Global Optimization. At Imperial, she was a Founding Co-Director of the Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering (2015-2020) and she is Director of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering. She is a Trustee of Future Innovation in Process Systems Engineering (FIPSE). She is a member of several advisory bodies, in the UK (EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network) and Singapore (CARES-C4T), and chairs the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems Magdeburg (Germany).