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Process Engineering for Net Zero Carbon Emissions, 11-14 June 2024

Process Engineering for Net Zero Carbon Emissions, 11-14 June 2024

Process engineering is essential to many industries and has huge importance for the decarbonisation agenda.

This short course will introduce you to the fundamental principles of process systems engineering and methods and the latest developments toward decarbonising energy production and industrial processes.

Cranfield University will re-run this short course in early June 2024, following a successful course in 2023.

Course structure

This immersive four-day course consists of several theoretical, and practical workshops and case study seminars. Three tours to Cranfield University facilities will be arranged to help provide a better understanding of the core contents of the short course.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and analyse the concepts and principles of process systems engineering and their potential applications to different engineering problems,
  • Assess and analyse appropriate approaches to the collection and interpretation of data in the application of process systems engineering methods,
  • Evaluate and select appropriate techniques and tools for the design and operation of process systems,
  • Understand the requirements of net-zero emission on a process plant’s design and operation.

Core content

  • Introduction and fundamentals of process plant and systems engineering,
  • Process instrumentation and control engineering for renewable energy applications,
  • Numerical tools for industrial process design and operation,
  • Identification of the role of inspection and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) in risk reduction and reliability improvement,
  • Net-zero process engineering,
  • Introduction to process safety and risk assessment in design,
  • Interactive seminars on the latest developments in process engineering concerning the net zero carbon emission.

Who should attend

This training is suitable for process engineers, energy engineers, chemical engineers and mechanical engineers working towards decarbonisation in their fields, industrial professionals who wish to upskill in process and systems engineering, postdoctoral researchers and early career researchers working in net zero research fields.


Dr Liyun Lao – Principal Research Fellow in Energy and Fluid Systems

Professor Philip Longhurst – Chair of Environment and Energy Technology

Professor Vasilije Manovic – Professor of Carbon Systems Engineering

Dr Joy Sumner – Reader in Energy Materials

Dr Ali Nabavi – Senior Lecturer in Energy Systems

Dr Burak Cerik – Lecturer in Mechanical Structural Integrity

Dr Stefano Mori – Lecturer in Energy and Materials


11 – 14 Jun 2024, in-person 09:30-16:30 each day.


£1700 – This includes lectures, seminars, workshops, practical site visits, resources, refreshments and lunch each day.

Funded places for this training have now been allocated.  If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please contact Karen Parks.

Travel and accommodation

This course is non-residential. If you would like to book accommodation on campus, please contact Mitchell Hall or Cranfield Management Development Centre directly. Further information about our on campus accommodation can be found here.  Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.


Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.

For further location and travel details


Cranfield University

College Road


MK43 0AL

United Kingdom


11th to 14th June 2024


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