The development of optimal reactors has a long proud history, in which we have been proud to play some small part. The group was one of the pioneers in the field of Attainable Region Theory and this proud tradition is carried on today. More recent Attainable Region work has looked into the simplification and automation of the Construction of Candidate Attainable Regions.
Other more fundamental research is looking into the extension of the Attainable region into higher dimensions beyond which many of the earlier graphical methods have to be adapted to mathematical constructs. There is also a growing body of examples of applications of this work to cases of industrial interest ranging from biochemical and pharmaceutical systems to food and traditional commodity chemicals.