The symposium focuses on the current state-of-the-art in "Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering: Physical Chemistry", as they lead to the next generation of methods, approaches, and research foci in the field. This field encompasses a broad range of problems and approaches: ranging from atomistic quantum mechanical calculation of molecules to computer aided modeling and simulation in the development, integration and optimization of industrial processes. Here we limit the symposium's thematic focus on topics that are under the general scope of "Physical Chemistry", in the broader sense, embracing traditional chemical engineering topics (e.g. thermodynamics, solutions, polymers) and looking forward to research directions where the field is expanding (e.g. life sciences, biological engineering).