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Systems Engineering

The department has had a long-standing tradition of excellence in research in process modeling, monitoring, and control; process system integration; complex systems; system theory; and nonlinear dynamics. Recent activities include the use of hierarchical networks of intelligent autonomous agents for monitoring, diagnosis and control of distributed and networked systems.

Examples of the research interests of individual faculty in systems engineering are:

Javad Abbassian
GTI Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Expertise: Conceptual process design

Donald Chmielewski
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Expertise: Model predictive controller tuning; process optimization; sensor network design

Ali Cinar
Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director, Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education
Expertise: Modeling, analysis and control of complex distributed systems; process supervision

Satish Parulekar
Professor of Chemical Engineering
Expertise: Chemical reaction engineering; reactions with separations; modeling and optimization of biological and chemical processes

Fouad Teymour
Johnson Polymer Professor
Expertise: Complex system analysis; polymer reaction engineering