UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Taster Lecture - Artificial intelligence to improve the quality of life

05 May 2020, 10:00 am–11:00 am

UCL Chemical Engineering Taster Lecture - Artificial intelligence to improve the quality of life

This event is free.

Event Information

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Mark Bernardes – UCL Chemical Engineering


The essence and ultimate purpose of chemical engineering is the continuous improvement of the quality of life by the discovery of new drugs, developing new materials or reducing of economic and environmental cost in the production line. Artificial intelligence can learn, adapt and act to provide the necessary help to accelerate and automate the discovery of new materials and drugs, automate the experimental procedures and self-optimize processes.

Presented by:

Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Petsagkourakis, Postdoctoral Researcher at UCL Chemical Engineering.

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About the Speaker

Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Petsagkourakis

Postdoctoral Researcher at UCL Chemical Engineering

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Panagiotis (Panos) Petsagkourakis received his Chemical Engineering degree from the National Technical University of Athens (Greece) in 2015. He graduated 2nd in his cohort and received numerous awards including the Silver Medal award and the National Chamber of Greece Award. He joined the University of Manchester to pursue his Ph.D. degree. In February 2019, he joined the System Identification group where he is directly involved in the project on Cognitive Chemical Manufacturing. His research interests include: Optimization and Robustness of dynamical systems under uncertainty. The development of Model-Based Design of Experiments methods under uncertainty. The incorporation of Machine Learning techniques with a special interest in Reinforcement Learning (RL) approaches for model-free optimization of (bio-)chemical processes. More about Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Petsagkourakis