CHEMCAD User Meeting

CHEMCAD User Meeting (UM2020) CANCELED

We regret to inform you that we have to cancel this year’s CHEMCAD User Meeting on short notice due to internal reasons.

We sincerely apologize for this short-term cancellation and hope for your understanding in this matter.


Chemstations Europe Team

What is CHEMCAD User Meeting?

CHEMCAD User Meeting is our annual event for the active exchange of experiences between the users of CHEMCAD.

Originating Europe-wide in 1996, CHEMCAD users from all over the world have been meeting annually in Berlin since 2013.

Meet the team of Chemstations Europe and hear the latest news from Houston. Tell us about your experiences, your wishes and your ideas regarding CHEMCAD.

Who is invited?

All CHEMCAD users, who would like to learn more about the development, different applications and everything around CHEMCAD.

CHEMCAD UM2020 is going virtual – and FREE

This year’s CHEMCAD User Meeting 2020 will be held as an online event.

At this uncertain time, we believe it is the best way to allow users to stay connected just as our in-person events do.

The event will be held over the course of two days. Meeting timing is organized in a way to enable CHEMCAD users in different time zones to join.

The 2-day agendas will address different topics and everyone is welcome to participate on both days.

CHEMCAD UM2020 Online Event:

Day 1 – 17 September 2020: 9am-2pm CEST

Day 2 – 18 September 2020: 3pm-7pm CEST

See below for conversion to your time zone!

Register now!

Agenda UM2020

Day 1 – 17 September 2020
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome, Program Overview
Prof. Dr. Armin Fricke, Chemstations Europe GmbH
9:15 – 9.30 Support Report and New Features
Dr. -Ing. Jan Schöneberger, Chemstations Europe GmbH
9.30 – 10:00 Couple CHEMCAD with AI
EMORI Infotech CO,.LTD.
10:00 – 10:30 CC-Steady State Modelling and Safe Design of Cooled Tubular Reactors
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Menwer Attarakih, The University of Jordan
10:30 – 11:00 Integrating Simulation with CADISON Project Engineer
Michael Brückner, ITandFactory GmbH
11:00 – 11:30 Process Engineering for Polymerization Plants with CHEMCAD
Dr. Sebastian Oehmke, Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH
11:30 – 12:00 C++ User Added Modules and a Java Native Interface
Dr. Sebastian Debreli-Bölzle, POLYMETRIX AG
12:00 – 12:30 Process Simulation in the Bio-Pharma Industry
John E. Edwards, P&I Design Ltd.
12:30 – 13:00 World Cafe 1: New Ways of Working: Securing Company Knowledge
Prof. Dr. Armin Fricke, Chemstations Europe GmbH
13:00 – 13:30 World Cafe 2: Common pitfalls in process simulation
Dr. -Ing.Jan Schöneberger, Burcu Aker, Chemstations Europe GmbH
13:30 – 14:00 World Cafe 3
Day 2 – 18 September 2020
15:00 – 15:15 Welcome and Summary of Day 1
Prof. Dr. Armin Fricke, Chemstations Europe GmbH
15:15 – 15:30 Summary from the World Cafés
Prof. Dr. Armin Fricke, Chemstations Europe GmbH
15:30 – 16:00 KEEN: Combined rigorous and AI models for process optimization
Prof. Dr. Armin Fricke, Capital-Gain Consultants, Dr. -Ing. Jan Schöneberger, Chemstations Europe GmbH 
16:00 – 16:30 Cranium-CHEMCAD connectivity: From drawing molecules to process simulationy
Dr. Kevin G. Joback, Molecular Knowledge Systems
16:30 – 17:00 Practical application of the CC-API: Accelerating and supporting a Pinch Analysis based workflow
Donald Olsen, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
17:00 – 17:30 Finding the Optimal Number of Experiments and Their Designs for Miniplants
PD Dr. Michael Bortz, Fraunhofer-Institut für Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik
17:30 – 18:00 Fun with the Controller – an underrated UnitOP in CHEMCAD?
Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Chem. Jürgen Rarey
18:00 – 18:30 Limited LCA for an integrated biotechnological process
Dr. Joost van Duuren, Technische Universität Braunschweig
18:30 – 19:00 Wrap up
Prof. Dr. Armin Fricke, Chemstations Europe GmbH 

CHEMCAD User Meeting UM2020 Agenda in multiple time zones (click to enlarge)

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Day 1:
17 September 2020, 9am-2pm CEST
Day 2:
18 September 2020, 3pm-7pm CEST
Microsoft Teams
Call for Presentations
Presentations are meant to spark the imagination, encourage dialogue, and drive new solutions.
Do you have a challenging process or an innovative practice that you would like to share with your colleagues from across the world?
We invite you to submit your presentation proposal. Email our team for details.
World Cafe contributors wanted
Our World Cafe sessions serve to engage and network with industry professionals through theme-specific conversations held in small groups.
We are inviting everyone to support us in facilitating the evolving rounds of dialogue with their unique contributions.
Do you have a topic which you would like to explore from multiple perspectives? Bring it to the World Cafe table!
Topic ideas with potential questions to participants should be emailed to
Our event will be hosted on Microsoft Teams

New to Teams? You can learn more about the application and how to join a Teams meeting.
An invitation e-mail with a link to the meeting will be sent to you closer to the event day.

Previous User Meeting Agendas

CHEMCAD User Meeting has some history – here are the agendas from previous years:

User Meeting 2019

User Meeting 2018

User Meeting 2017

User Meeting 2016

User Meeting 2015

User Meeting 2014

User Meeting 2013