PI: Ignacio Grossman, Chemical Engineering
Co-PI(s): Lorenz T. Biegler, Chemical Engineering and Nicolas Sahinidis, Chemical Engineering

Our main vision has been to develop advanced computational models and solution methods for Enterprise-­wide Optimization (EWO) for the process industries. A major challenge that is involved in EWO is the integrated and coordinated decision­making across the various functions in a company (purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, sales), across various geographically distributed organizations (vendors, facilities and markets), and across various levels of time scales for decision-­making (strategic, tactical and operational). A major focus of the proposed PITA project is the optimization of infrastructure investment, operations and water management of shale gas supply chains. The project is in collaboration with EQT.