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Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Canada Research Chair II, Associate Professor


Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

  • BASc, Instituto Tecnologico de Orizaba, Mexico
  • MASc, Instituto Tecnologico de Celaya, Mexico
  • PhD, University of Waterloo

Research interests

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Professor Ricardez-Sandoval’s research program is focused on the development and implementation of theoretical and computational-based tools that are aimed at improving the design and operability of chemical systems and to provide new insight or better understanding of industrially-relevant processes. His research group has developed a set of methodologies that can be applied to a general class of chemical systems for process improvement. Also, his group has developed new mathematical models that provide new insight about the mechanisms and operation of industrially-relevant processes. A key aspect in Prof. Ricardez-Sandoval’s research is the implementation of uncertainty analyses to assess process variability under uncertainty; he strongly believes that model uncertainty is essential for designing efficient mathematical tools that can be realistically applied in practice for process improvement. Professor Ricardez-Sandoval research has been supported by a network of collaborators from the federal government, i.e. CFI, ORF, NSERC, Mitacs, CanmetENERGY, Government of Canada, industrial partners, i.e. Activation Laboratories and Angstrom Engineering, and the government of Ontario, i.e. OCE and the Early Researchers Award granted by the Ministry of Research and Innovation. In addition, I have received visitor scholars in my group that have been financially supported by different domestic and international agencies, e.g. Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP), Canada-Brazil Science without borders and Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia, Mexico (CONACyT).

Professor Ricardez-Sandoval’s current interests in nanotechnology are focused on the development of multiscale models for manufacturing processes and industrially-relevant catalytic processes such as thin film deposition and methane cracking reactions for the production of hydrogen and carbon nano-materials, e.g. nano-tubes and nano-filaments. He also aims to develop comprehensive mechanistic process models that can describe the behavior of CO2 capture technologies and new gasification technologies for clean power production. Professor Ricardez-Sandoval research interests also include the development of new methodologies that can efficiently perform optimal design while considering the dynamics and controllability of the systems under uncertainty. Professor Ricardez-Sandoval also develops novel and efficient mathematical formulations for optimal scheduling of large-scale facilities to improve operations management in the manufacturing and analytical services sectors. More information about Dr. Ricardez-Sandoval’s research group.

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University of Waterloo