Synthesis of Low-, Zero- and Negative-Carbon Industrial Systems with Process Graphs


Professor Dr. Raymond G. Tan

Chemical Engineering Dept.

Gokongwei College of Engineering

De La Salle University

2401 Taft Avenue




Raymond G. Tan is a professor of chemical engineering, University Fellow and current Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. He is also an Academician of the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

His research focuses on the development of novel computational techniques for the design of sustainable industrial systems. Based on Google Scholar citations, Prof. Tan ranks among the top researchers in the world in the areas of process integration (PI) and process systems engineering (PSE). In particular, he is the co-developer of carbon emissions pinch analysis (CEPA) methodology, and is also a leading authority in specialized PSE/PI sub-areas, such as process graph (P-graph) modeling, non-conventional applications of pinch analysis, and fuzzy life cycle assessment/optimization.

Prof. Tan received his BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering and PhD in mechanical engineering from De La Salle University. He is the author of more than 300 Scopus-indexed publications (including articles, conference papers and book chapters), with a total of over 5,000 citations and an h-index of 39. He is co-editor-in-chief of Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (Springer Nature), subject editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption(Elsevier/IChemE), and an editorial board member of Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer Nature) and the Int. J. of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (Inderscience). He is also coauthor of the book Input-Output Models for Sustainable Industrial Systems (SpringerNature), and co- editor of the books Recent Advances in Sustainable Process Design and Optimization (World Scientific) and Process Design Strategies for Biomass Conversion Systems (Wiley).

For his scientific work, Prof. Tan has received multiple awards from NAST, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and the De La Salle Alumni Association (DLSAA).