As in the election at the CAPE Business Meeting in Graz, in occasion of the 28th ESCAPE, CAPE Working Party is chaired by Prof. Flavio Manenti, Italian Delegate from Politecnico di Milano, for the term 2018-2020.


Flavio Manenti. He is Full Professor of Chemical Plants at CMIC Dept. “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Former Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Chemical Plants and Operations at the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany and former Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Plants at the Tomsk Polytechnic University. In 2016-2019, he was Charity Trustee at the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE). He coordinates the Centre for Sustainable Process Engineering Reserach (SuPER) at Politecnico di Milano with 9 permanent staff 11 researchers and 20+ collaborators. He is author of 300+ papers indexed by main databases and 5 books edited by Wiley-VCH on CAPE topics. He filed 20+ international patents on CO2 utilization with 6 of them transferred to the industry, supervised 100+ M.Sc./Ph.D. students and led 30+ research and innovation CAPE projects in the last 5 years. He established 14 international bilateral agreements for early researcher mobility.

Deputy President

Edwin Zondervan. He has completed his PhD in 2007 at Groningen University, the Netherlands. He currently holds a professorship of Process Systsems Engineering at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. Over the years he has published 100+ papers in several journals, has presented his work as numerous conferences and has (co-)authored several books and book chapters. He is the organizer of ESCAPE-29 in the Netherlands and he is very active in CAPE activities with supervision of M-Sc/Ph.D. students and interaction with the industry.

Deputy President

Filip Logist.He obtained his PhD in chemical engineering in 2008 from KULeuven. He currently works as an Advanced Process Control expert at BASF Antwerp and as a guest professor for (Advanced) Process Control at KULeuven. As part of his academic appointment, he has published 130+ peer reviewed full papers in international journals & conferences, and has supervised 40+ successfully defended MSc theses and 8 PhD theses. As part of his industrial appointment, he has completed multiple multi-disciplinary projects in data analytics and advanced process control. He is very active in CAPE activities, in industry in his daily job, as well as in academia, via membership of PhD juries and the co-organisation of CAPE forum in 2019.


Giulia Bozzano. She is Professor of Transport phenomena at CMIC Dept. “Giulio Natta” of Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Centre for Sustainable Process Engineering Reserach (SuPER). She authored 100+ papers indexed by main databases and filed patents and models applied on many industrial applications especially in the area of steam and thermal cracking of hydrocarbons and ammonia and methanol synthesys. She supervises every year M.Sc/Ph.D. students and she led industrial and public projects on biomass treatment and biorefineries.