Over the summer, Mayuresh V. Kothare, R. L. McCann Professor and Chair of chemical engineering, traveled throughout Asia delivering seminars and special lectures in his field of control systems. Kothare spent part of June at the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in Shanghai on a visiting professorship. He delivered lectures on advanced multivariable control to seniors in the ECUST Automation Department, and a seminar entitled "Control of constrained multivariable systems using Linear Matrix Inequalities" to faculty and doctoral students of the same department. His trip to ECUST was facilitated by an ongoing partnership between Lehigh and ECUST.
In July, Kothare traveled to Singapore to deliver a keynote lecture entitled "Dynamics and Control of Integrated Microchemical Systems" at the International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM). ADCHEM is the triennial meeting of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) that brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in the control of chemical, biochemical, and related process systems.