9 - 12 June, 2013 Lappeenranta Finland

CAPE Award for Long Term Achievements (LTA)

The CAPE award for Long Term Achievements (LTA) is given in recognition of a collection of outstanding achievements over an extended period of time (> 10 years) to CAPE methods,
tools and/or applications for the advancement of science, engineering and technology.

The contributions and achievements of the candidate had been assessed on the ground of a collection of publicly available information in terms of research and job records and achievements, experience, publications, citations, and especially contributions to CAPE.

The award includes a "framed award certificate" together with a medal which both are to be approved by the CAPE Working Party. The awardee is asked  to deliver  plenary speech at ESCAPE  symposium.

The CAPE-WP after thorough evaluation of received submissions decided to award two very distinguished personalities.

Long term Achievement CAPE award will be presented to (in the alphabetical order):


Professor Peter Glavič is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maribor. He graduated in Chemical Technology, and later in Economics and Business. He held managerial positions in paper-, chemical-, and metallurgical industries for nine years. For eight years he was a Member of Parliament in the Republic of Slovenia, both at the National Assembly and the National Council. He served as Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Maribor for thirty years. As a Vice Rector for research and development at the University of Maribor, and as vice dean at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering he influenced the R&D development in Slovenia very much. He was President and Vice-President of the Engineering Academy of Slovenia. He was chairing the Chemical Engineering Section of Slovenian Chemical Society for two decades. He founded and headed the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainable Development. His research focused on process systems engineering, environmental engineering, and sustainable development in chemical and process industries. His main interests were in process design, retrofit and optimization, energy integration, water and waste reduction, recycling, cleaner production, indicators of sustainable development, sustainable university, and sustainable consumption. He participated in many bilateral, and multinational projects financed by European Union, EUREKA, NATO, and US NSF. He was member of many professional bodies, editorial boards, international scientific and organization committees. He has published more than 170 scientific and professional articles, 230 papers in conference proceedings, 20 textbooks and manuals, 210 scientific and professional reports.

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G.V. Rex Reklaitis is Burton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University and currently Deputy Director of the ERC on Structured Organic Particulate Systems. At Purdue he has served as the Head of the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the Computer Integrated Process Operations Center. His expertise lies in process systems engineering, the application of information and computing technologies to process and product design, process operations and supply chain management. Current research interests include applications of process systems methodology to improve pharmaceutical product design, development, manufacture and administration. Additional interests lie in systems studies of socio-technical systems such as integrated energy networks. He was educated at the Illinois Institute of Technology (BS ChE), received MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University, has held an NSF Postdoctoral fellowship (Zurich, Switzerland) and Senior Fulbright Lectureship (Vilnius, Lithuania). He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, fellow of AIChE, and past Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Chemical Engineering. He has received the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award (AICHE), the ChE Lectureship Award  (ASEE), Professional Achievement Award (Illinois Institute of Technology), the George Lappin and the Van Antwerpen Awards (AIChE). He has served on the Board of Directors of AICHE, the Council for Chemical Research and the CACHE Corporation. He has published over 240 papers and book chapters and edited/authored eight books