Center is located at the Iacocca Hall of the Mountaintop
of Lehigh University. This building represents a unique
square feet facility available to the Center as well as
to other academic or research units. Among them can be noted
the Chemical Engineering Department, the Emulsion Polymers
Institute, and the Polymers Interphase Center.
The Center has the use of several dedicated computer facilities
more than 50 PC or workstation computers continuously available
the students, faculty, and staff. In addition to several
local-computing networks, the Centers researchers have
access to the Lehigh University central computing facilities
and its outside links to other worldwide computing systems
and data networks.
software packages (MATLAB, SYMULINK, ASCL, MAPLE, HISYS,
ASPEN-Plus, SPEED-UP et al.) are available to students,
faculty, and staff to enable their computational tasks.
The Center continuously evaluates its hardware and software
environments and makes appropriate additions to maintain
an up-to-date computational environment.
Center has several laboratories dedicated to process control
research work. These laboratories have the most current
equipment available for batch processes, complemented with
state-of-the-art measurement and control devices. Data acquisition
is done with the use of mMAC 6000 real-time computers while
the data storage and the process control algorithms utilize
the PC-based software ONSPEC. Additional laboratory facilities
are available on an as needed basis.