Engineering Design People
Bayer Professor - Chemical Engineering
Prof. Biegler's research interests lie in optimization of systems in computer aided process engineering (CAPE). These include flowsheet optimization, optimization of systems of differential and algebraic equations, reactor network synthesis and algorithms for constrained, nonlinear process control.
Dean - College of Engineering; Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Applications of sensors and sensor systems to civil infrastructure condition assessment; mobile hardware/software systems for field applications; representations and processing strategies to support the usage of engineering codes, standards, and specifications; and knowledge-based decision support systems
Director - CAPD; R.D. University Professor of Chemical Engineering
Our aim is to develop novel discrete/continuous optimization models and techniques for problems in process systems engineering, with special emphasis on planning, scheduling, and more broadly, enterprise-wide optimization. Our techniques, which include mixed-integer and disjunctive programming for handling discrete and continuous decisions, and stochastic programming for incorporating uncertainty issues, are applied to batch and continuous processes, process supply chains, and to energy systems, including gas and oil, IGCC, and biomass.
Research Professor - ICES
Under Dr. Subrahmanian's direction, the n-dim group is interested in designing information systems that support the social processes that are integral to design. The group studies engineering work processes in order to create methods for managing knowledge in engineering design. They consider an understanding of work processes to be an integral part of system's development. In order to analyze work processes the n-dim group has researched and developed methods for studying the flow and use of information in design organizations. They then use an evolutionary prototyping method build and test design applications that support engineering knowledge management.