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AspenTech Announces AspenTech Academy
By: Business Wire
Dec. 17, 2012 08:32 AM
Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, announced the establishment of AspenTech Academy, a corporate advisory group of world-renowned university professors. The charter of the AspenTech Academy is to advise and guide AspenTech on the development of next-generation aspenONE software products.
Founding members of the AspenTech Academy are: Prof. Rakesh Agrawal, Purdue University; Prof. Lorenz Biegler, Carnegie Mellon University; Prof. Ignacio Grossmann, Carnegie Mellon University; Prof. Michael Klein, University of Delaware; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Marquardt, RWTH Aachen University; Prof. James Rawlings, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Prof. George Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Chairman). AspenTech Academy membership may expand in the future to include leading academics in additional areas of interest to Aspen Technology, and technology visionaries from leading software companies.
Areas of focus for the AspenTech Academy include: new research-based discoveries and technology developments in chemical engineering fundamentals; process optimization; process development, design and engineering; process operations monitoring, diagnosis, planning, scheduling and control; and new computing environments for collaborative workflow in distributed settings of mobile- and cloud-based computing.
AspenTech Academy is the latest chapter in AspenTech’s history of close ties to the academic community. Since the company’s founding from an MIT project over 30 years ago, AspenTech has been at the forefront of innovation in software for the process industries. Today, hundreds of the world’s leading universities use AspenTech products as the de facto standard in their chemical engineering curricula. AspenTech Academy will further strengthen this relationship and help to ensure the next generation of engineers is better prepared to enter the process industries’ workforce.
George Stephanopoulos, Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical
Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chairman of
Manolis Kotzabasakis, Executive Vice President, Products, AspenTech
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