Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
B.S. Chemical Engineering/Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1983
Dr. Stephen E. Zitney has nearly 30 years of R&D experience in process systems engineering for chemical and energy applications and the environment. Since 2004, he has directed process systems engineering research at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In 2011, Dr. Zitney launched the AVESTAR Center for Advanced Virtual Energy Simulation Training And Research at West Virginia University (WVU), where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.
Before joining DOE/NETL, Dr. Zitney held senior consulting and R&D management positions at Fluent, a leading provider of computational fluid dynamics software, Aspen Technology, a major supplier of process simulation software, and Cray Research, a leading provider of supercomputing tools to the process and energy industries. He received M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Zitney has authored and co-authored over 100 publications, 150 conference presentations, and 50 invited presentations in process systems engineering. He currently serves as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Trustee of the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation. Dr. Zitney is the recipient of numerous awards including 6 prestigious R&D100 Awards and 7 Federal Laboratory Consortium Awards for Excellence in Technology Transfer.
Process Systems Engineering
Steady-State Process Modeling, Simulation, and Design
Dynamic Process Modeling, Simulation, and Operations
Reduced Order Modeling
Process Optimization and Control
Sensor Network Design
Operator Training Systems
3D Virtual Immersive Training Systems
Connected Plant Technology
Energy and Chemical Process Applications
Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles
2015 R&D100 Award, EYESIM v2.3 Immersive Real-Time Virtual Reality Software for Improving Energy Plant Operations and Safety
2015 Elected as Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
2013 Elsevier Most Cited Articles 2010-12: Zitney, S.E., "Process/equipment co-simulation for design and analysis of advanced energy systems," Comp. & Chem. Eng., 34(9), 1532-1542 (2010)
2013 Carnegie Science Center Corporate Innovation Award, NETL-RUA, AVESTAR Center
2013 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Award, 3D Virtual Energy Plant Simulator and Immersive Training System
2012 Excellence and Service Award as Program Co-Chair, AIChE Annual Meeting
2012 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Award, AVESTAR Dynamic Simulator for IGCC Power Plants with Carbon Capture
2011 R&D100 Award, APECS v2.0 with ANSYS DesignXplorer and ROM Builder
2011 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Award, APECS v2.0 with ANSYS DesignXplorer and ROM Builder
2010 FLC National Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, VE-PSI
2009 R&D100 Award, Virtual Engineering – Process Simulation Interface (VE-PSI)
2009 NETL Hugh Guthrie Award for Innovation, VE-PSI
2009 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Award, VE-PSI
2009 Federal Executive Board Gold Award, Outstanding Professional Employee (Science/Engineering)
2008 R&D100 Award, APECS with ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager
2008 NETL Hugh Guthrie Award for Innovation, APECS with ANSYS EKM
2007 FLC National Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, APECS
2006 FLC Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Award, APECS
2004 R&D100 Award, Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS).
1999 Achievement Award, Design, Simulation & Optimization Systems; Partial Differential Equation (PDE) capabilities for Aspen Dynamics and Aspen Custom Modeler
1993 Leadership and Innovation Award, Bayer AG Plantwide Dynamic Simulation, Cray Research, Inc.
AIChE - American Institute of Chemical Engineers
CACHE - Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering