"Athena provides a quite integrated and powerful environment to carry our modelling, parameter estimation and optimisation of chemical engineering processes. Especially in the field of reaction engineering there are a multitude of tools and examples available to allow research students to become productive quite quickly. The interface is very user friendly and simplifies the programming tasks, e.g. in relation to the discretisation of partial differential equations, considerably. More experienced programmers can further utilise the underlying FORTRAN to implement more complex models or interface with existing codes they might have developed in the past."
Dr Panagiotis Kechagiopoulos - Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, University of Aberdeen
"We use Athena to derive fundamental models for complex gas-solid reactions from experimental data. The statistical analysis features are user-friendly and are a critical research tool for discriminating which models best describe the data."
Dante Simonetti, Ph. D. - Assistant Professor
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
"The Athena visual software is a powerful tool that allows our group estimate parameters for many different adsorption isotherm models and model the separation process of gas mixtures. With the user-friendly interface it is convenient to build models."
De-Li Chen （陈德利） - Associate Professor
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Zhejiang Normal University
"For us Athena for is an essential tool for propriety model development and distribution. In our applications Athena proved to be very robust in large parameter estimation tasks. We benefitted from the easy way of adding own Fortran code. Distribution of the developed models by means of Excel DLL's pushed the use of models throughout R&D and Sales departments. Fast and to the point support of Michael himself was very helpful".
Hans Boelens, Ph.D. - HPC R&D
Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V. Amsterdam
“In our work of chemical conversion and storage of energy, Athena Visual Studio has been an important tool already for years; we have successfully used this software in several PhD theses at the Swiss technical universities. For us, the most important aspect is - besides the numerical quality - the fact that one tool covers all our problems from parameter estimation in the evaluation of kinetic data from the laboratory up to rate based models of catalytic reactors which are validated by pilot scale data and applied in thermo-economic process chain analyses.”