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Semi-Annual Industrial Advisory Committee Meetings

The knowledge and technology developed through the research projects of the Center are transferred to the participating member companies through a multitude of mechanisms. The semi-annual meetings, in which the students and research staff of the Center present their most recent research results, both successful and unsuccessful, represent the earliest formal step of knowledge transfer.

The annual progress reports distributed to the participants at the semi-annual meetings represent a more detailed technical record of the research efforts during the last year. Industrial participants often consult the reports in order to understand, use, and further develop the research results of the Center's efforts.

Spring 2006 Seminars

Dynamics & Control of Integrated Microchemical

Systems:  From Practical Theoretical Approaches

to Model Predictive Control on-a-Chip

Leonidas Bleris (Ph.D. Dissertation Defense)

Graduate Student, Electrical & Computer Eng. Dept.

Lehigh University

Location:  416 Packard Lab.

Time:  2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2006

Statistical Analysis of Sleep Disorders

Joelle Tilmanne and Jerome Urbain

Visiting Research Scholars

Faculte Polytechnique University de Mons, Belgium

Location:  B315 Iacocca Hall

Time:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.,Tuesday, February 14, 2006

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Summer 2005 Seminars

Model-based online-optimization of chromatographic separations

Dr. Sebastian Engell

Department of Biochemical & Chemical Engineering

Universitaet Dortmund

Dortmund, Germany

Location:  D314 Iacocca Hall

Time:  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 4, 2005

Spring 2005 Seminars

Actigraphy and its capabilities for studying sleep

Paul Gillain (M.S. thesis defense)

Diploma Student (Exchange student)

Faculte Polytechnic de Mons


Location:  D314 Iacocca Hall

Time:  11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, Friday, June 3, 2005

Design of Reactive Distillations for Acetic Acid

Esterification with Different Alcohols

Prof. Cheng-Ching Yu

Department of Chemical Engineering

National Taiwan University

Taipei, Taiwan

Location:  D110 Iacocca Hall

Time:  4:15 - 5:15 PM, Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Fall 2004 Seminars

Mathematical Modeling of Microchemical Systems

Khaled Alfadhel

(Ph.D. thesis defense)

Graduate Student, Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Lehigh University

Location:  D110, Iacocca Hall

Time:  1:00 - 4:00 p.m., December 6, 2004

Nonlinear Control in Fusion Reactors
Dr. Eugenio Schuster
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Lehigh University
Location: D314 Iacocca Hall
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Thursday, October 28, 2004

Summer 2004 Seminars

Integrated Microchemical Systems for Fuel Processing in Micro Fuel Cell Applications (thesis defense)
Ashish Pattekar
Department of Chemical Engineering
Lehigh University
Location: D314 Iacocca Hall
Time: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, Thursday, July 8, 2004

System’s Nonlinearity Measurement based on the RPN Concept
Prof. Dr. Jorge Otavio Trierweiler
Group of Integration, Modelling, Simulation, Control & Optimization of Processes Department of Chemical Engineering Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre - RS- Brazil
Location: D110 Iacocca Hall
Time: 2-3 PM, Monday, June 28, 2004

Spring 2004 Seminars

A Triangular-Based Branch and Bound Method for Nonconvex Quadratic Programming & the Computational Grid
Prof. Jeffrey T. Linderoth, Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Lehigh University
Location: D314 Iacocca Hall
Time: 4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Modeling, Simulation and Control in Biotechnology
Dr. Bjorn Tyreus, DuPont Engineering
Location: Room 85, Rauch Business Center
Time: 8:30 AM, Thursday, April 8, 2004

Hydrogen Infrastructure for Current and Future Markets”
Dr. Venki Raman, Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
Location: D314 Iacocca Hall
Time: Tuesday, April 6, 2004, 2:00 PM

Systems Biology in Pharma R&D: Using In Silico Disease Models for Predictive Biosimulation
Dr. Herbert Steumper
Biosystems Engineer

Time: 2-3 PM, Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Location: D110/114 Iacocca Hall

Controller Performance Assessment for Constrained Systems
Lilong Huang
Graduate Student in Chemical Engineering
Lehigh University
Time: 2-3PM, Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Location: D314 Iacocca Hall

Feasibility of the Intensification of Reaction and V-L Separation
in Batch Systems

Speaker: Professor Jae W. Lee
Dept. of Chem. Eng
City College of the City University of New York
New York, NY
Time: 2:00PM-3:00PM, Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Location: D314 Iacocca Hall

Fall 2003 Seminars

Modeling, Control and Optimization - Enabling Technologies for the Refinery of the Future
Speaker: Apostolos Georgiou, PhD
ExxonMobil Research & Engineering, Fairfax, VA
Time: 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM, Friday, October 17, 2003
Location: Ben Franklin Center Room 145, 125 Goodman Drive

Glass Microreactors and Microreaction Systems for Development and Production
Speaker: Craig Wurzel
Mikroglas North America
245 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Location: D110/114 Iacocca Hall

Affordable Fuel Cells For Portable/Back-Up Power Applications
Dr. Mohammad Enayetullah
Director of Technology Development
Protonex Technology Corporation
Marlborough, MA 01752
Friday, October 3, 2003, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
D110/114 Iacocca Hall

"Control of Anesthesia" (jointly organized with the CHE, ME and Bioengineering)
Professor Manfred Morari
Automatic Control Laboratory
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
Zurich, Switzerland
Friday , September 5, 2003, Packard Lab 466, 3:45 PM

Spring 2003 Seminars

"Equivalent Dynamics and Efficient Integration Algorithms for a Class of Discontinuous Differential Algebraic Equations in Sliding Mode"
Dr. Jyoti Agrawal
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Thursday, June 12, 2003, 2:00 PM
B013 Iacocca Hall

"Plantwide Design and Control of Tubular Reactor System" (thesis defense)
Phisit Jaisathaporn, graduate student in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
Tuesday, May 6, 2003,
10:30 AM
D314 Iacocca Hall

"Efficient Model Predictive Control via Convex Optimization"
Zhaoyang Wan, graduate student in Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University
Monday, April 28, 2003, 3:00 PM
Iacocca Hall B013

Control of Complex Distributed Processes
Professor Panagiotis D. Christofides
Tuesday, April 15, 2003 - 2:40 PM
B013 Iacocca Hall

Application of Model-Based Control to Particulate Processes
Professor Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
University of Delaware
Tuesday, April 8, 2003 - 9:15 AM

Ben Franklin Technology Center Room 145

Co-Operative Control of Mult-Vehicle Systems
Professor Richard Murray, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology
Friday, March 21, 2003 - 4:10 PM
466 Packard Lab.
(jointly organized by the Process Modeling and Control Center and
Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Using a Genetic Algorithm Approach to Schedule a Meltshop in the Steel Industry
Francis J. Vasko - Professor of Mathematics and CIS, Kutztown University
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Iacocca Hall, B023

Fall 2002 Seminars

Transition Control Techniques in Nonlinear Process Control, Ms. Leyla Ozkan - Graduate student, Department of Chemical Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Friday, September 6, 2002.

Advances in the Control of Complex Chemical Systems
Professor Richard D. Braatz - Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne
Tuesday, September 24, 2002

A Batch Process Control Framework for Semiconductor Manufacturing
Professor Tom Edgar - Depart of of Chemical Engineering
University of Texas - Austin
Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Operability studies of continuous and batch processes
Hisato Daoke - Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Tuesday, November 19, 2002 - 2:00-3:00 PM
D314 Iacocca Hall

Spring 2002 Seminars

New Multicomponent Distillation Column Arrangements
Dr. Rakesh Agrawal - Senior Engineer
Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown,PA
Tuesday, March 5, 2002.

Professor S. H. Johnson - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Wednesday, March 13, 2002.

Solving Hard Discrete Optimization Problems: A Research Overview
Professor Ted Ralphs - Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Monday, March 25, 2002

Mixed-Integer Programming Models for Planning, Scheduling and
Operational Optimization of Multiproduct Continuous Plants
Professor José M. Pinto - Department of Chemical Engineering University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Thursday, April 18, 2002.

Modelling and simulation for control of an industrial HDPE slurry reactor
Professor Kannan M. Moudgalya - Department of Chemical
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Wednesday, May 22, 2002.

Synthesis of input constrained control systems
Mr. Eric F. Mulder - Graduate student, Department
of Chemical Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Thursday, May 23, 2002


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