Our research involves three critical areas within chemical processes:
- Integration of Design and Control, also known as simultaneous design and control, has been accepted as an attractive alternative to optimally design chemical systems that can meet the production targets and minimize product variability in the presence of disturbances and parameter uncertainty.
- Multiscale Modelling and Control is required in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology and microelectronics. It is mostly characterized by coupled physical and chemical phenomena that evolve at different length and time scales.
- Process Improvement in CO2 Capture and Gasification Systems, Greenhouse gas emissions are considered the principal cause of climate change. This is of great concern, as fossil-fired power plants are a leading contributor of CO2 emissions, while being one of the main sources of the world‘s energy supply.
In particular, the Chemical Process Optimization, Multiscale Modelling and Process Systems Group pursues the development of novel mathematical tools for the optimal design and control of systems under uncertainty, improvement of operation of traditional and state-of-the-art CO2 capture and gasification technologies for power generation with near-zero emissions, providing insight into the operation and control of multiscale systems under uncertainty, and improving the performance of industrially-relevant process through the application of novel process systems engineering tools.
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