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Research
 

 

Research Interests at the PMC

 

 

The Center provides a unique atmosphere for fundamental research, development of specific techniques, application to real industrial processes, and opportunities for advanced education in chemical process modeling, monitoring, and control for graduate students and industrial practitioners.

Facilities are available for real-time testing of new algorithms in an experimental polymerization pilot plant and the development of dynamic simulations of real processes.

Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged with faculty in other centers, institutes and departments engaged in biotechnology, polymer processing, environmental science, applied statistics, signal processing, chemical reaction engineering, and process design.

Focal Areas of Research

The research activities of the Center are grouped in the following focus areas:

Process Synthesis and Plant-Wide Control
Dynamics and Control of Distillation
Control of Reactive Systems
Convex Optimization in Process Control
Robust Nonlinear Model Predictive Control
Multi-Model Hybrid Systems Analysis and Control
Integrated Microreactors and Microchemical Systems
Dyanmics and Control of Engineering Microsystems

 



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