The primary mission of the Laboratory for the Simulation and Control of Processes (LSCP) is the consolidation of efforts directed towards the modeling, optimization and control of chemical processes of industrial significance. Although primarily a Laboratory with a mission focused on applied research, the LSCP has strong internal and external links to basic research in chemistry and chemical engineering and to the Brazilian chemical industry. This characteristic of the LSCP provides an efficient feedback mechanism for channeling scientific knowledge derived from basic research into industrial applications and for translating necessities detected in industry into new basic and applied research initiatives.