Our education goal is to prepare our students to become the next leaders in applying AI to academia and industry. A well-reasoned education plan is the basis for this, and we consider it a great opportunity to create a long-lasting positive social impact. AI is a critical skill for next-generation chemical engineers, but it is currently not sufficiently taught in many chemical engineering studies. For our education plan, we strongly consider the motivation and well-being of our students and the current and future needs of industry and research.
The goal is to not only train our students in theory and applications, but also to foster their critical thinking and emancipation. Additionally, we believe that intrinsic motivation of students for the course is a key factor for their learning outcome. Thus, we establish a culture of openness, mutual respect, and team spirit in our classes.
We are currently preparing teaching material for two courses at Delft University of Technology.
Machine Learning in Chemical Engineering:
We are preparing a new master course for the Chemical Engineering master curriculum on machine learning. It will most likely be an elective course with about 4 ECTS.
We are involved in the new numerical methods course for the chemical engineering master program in 2022. The course will likely expand over two quarters and involve more practical exercises and programming labs.
If you have an interest in creating AI-enabled solutions themselves, this minor is set up for you! It will provide you technical understanding of both the underlying data fed into the AI system and the algorithm running the AI system. You will also be acquainted with the limitations and ethical considerations of AI. You will get to know all the ins and outs of AI, will be able to tune settings or implement specific AI algorithms in software, and will learn what is ‘under the hood’ of the AI toolkit.
By completing this minor, you should be able to know how to apply AI techniques, define AI problems and solutions in your field of expertise, and will be able to recognize limits and failures of AI solutions applied to the field and mitigate them.
We are actively looking for future bachelor students and master students who would like to conduct their thesis with us. Also, we regularly welcome visiting researchers and research interns in our group. Click here for more information.