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Warren D. Seider
Professor


Vikram Sudarshan PhotoVikram Sudarshan
3rd Year Doctoral Student
Co-advised with Amish Patel


Owen Land PhotoOwen Land
2nd Year Doctoral Student
Co-advised with Daeyeon Lee


Principal Collaborators

Amish Patel PhotoAmish Patel
Professor
UPenn Chem. Eng.


Daeyeon Lee PhotoDaeyeon Lee
Professor
UPenn Chem. Eng.


Talid Sinno PhotoTalid Sinno
Professor
UPenn Chem. Eng.


Sean Holleran PhotoSean P. Holleran
Senior Lecturer
UPenn Chem. Eng.


Bruce Vrana PhotoBruce M. Vrana
Professor
UPenn Chem. Eng.


Len Fabiano
Professor
UPenn Chem. Eng.


Masoud Soroush
Professor
Drexel University


Ulku Oktem
Visiting Scholar
UPenn Chem. Eng.
President
Near-miss Management LLC


J. D. “Bob” Seader
Professor Emeritus
University of Utah


Daniel R. Lewin
Professor
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


Rafifqul Gani PhotoRafiqul Gani
President
PSE for SPEED


Ka Ming Ng PhotoKa Ming Ng
Professor
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology


Bingzhen Chen
Professor
Tsinghua University


Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Peter G. Ham – “The Transient Analysis of Integrated Chemical Processes,” Ph.D. Dissertation, December, 1970.
  • Dr. Sezer Soylemez – “Computer Generated FORTRAN Programs to Prepare Material and Energy Balances for Process Units,” Ph.D. Dissertation, August, 1971.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kulick – “A Generalized Interactive Graphics System,” Ph.D. Dissertation, December, 1972.
  • Dr. Rajeev Gautam – “Calculations of Chemical and Phase Equilibrium” Ph.D. Dissertation, August, 1979.
  • Dr. Bradley A. Ross – “Simulation of Three-Phase Distillation Towers,” Ph.D. Dissertation, November, 1979.
  • Dr. George J. Prokopakis – “Azeotropic Distillation Towers: Steady-State and Dynamic Simulation,” May, 1982.
  • Dr. Charles W. White, III – “Integration of Stiff Differential Equations in Chemical Reactor Modelling,” October, 1983.
  • Dr. Joseph W. Kovach, III – “Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation – An Experimental and Theoretical Study,” December, 1986.
  • Dr. Tulio R. Colmenares – “Design of Heat and Power Recovery Systems for Energy Conservation in Chemical Plants,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 1988.
  • Dr. Miriam L. Cygnarowicz – “Design, Optimization, and Control of Supercritical Extraction Processes,” PhD Dissertation, 1989.
  • Dr. David D. Brengel – “Design for the Controllability and Operability of Chemical Processes,” PhD Dissertation, 1990.
  • Dr. Loretta G. Koster – “A Cybernetic Model of Bacterial Chemotactic Response to Nutrient Limitation,” PhD Dissertation, 1991.
  • Dr. Soemantri Widagdo – “Dynamic Analysis of Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation,” PhD Dissertation, 1991.
  • Dr. Amy C. Sun – “Global Optimization Using the Newton Homotopy-continuation Method with Application to Phase Equilibria,” PhD Dissertation, 1993.
  • Dr. Evangelia A. Gazi – “Verification of Controllers for Incompletely-known Chemical Plants,” PhD Dissertation, 1995 (co-advised with Prof. L.H. Ungar).
  • Dr. Roberto Irizarry-Rivera – “Modeling, Optimization, and Control of the Bridgman and Czochralski Crystallization Processes,” PhD Dissertation, 1995.
  • Dr. Leighton B. Wilson – “Optimal Design of Chemical Processes at Open-loop Unstable Steady States,” PhD Dissertation, 1996.
  • Dr. James R. Phimister – “Semicontinuous Distillation,” PhD Dissertation, 2000.
  • Dr. Joshua M. Kanter – “Model-based Control of Nonlinear Processes,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2001 (co-advised with Prof. M. Soroush).
  • Dr. Angel Caballero – “Projection Algorithm for the Finite-element Simulation of Fluid Flows at High Levels of Convection,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2002.
  • Dr. Anjana Meel – “Dynamic Risk Assessment of Inherently Safer Chemical Processes: An Accident Precursor Approach,” PhD Dissertation, 2007.
  • Dr. Jianguo Dai – “Lattice Kinetic Monte-Carlo Modeling and Simulation of Atomic Aggregation in Crystals,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2007 (co-advised with Prof. T. Sinno).
  • Dr. Thomas A. Adams II – “Semicontinuous Processes with Chemical Reaction,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2008.
  • Dr. Ankur Pariyani – “Dynamic Risk Analysis of Chemical Plants to Improve Process Safety, Reliability, and Product Quality,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2011.
  • Dr. Xiao Liu – “Coarse-Grained Lattice Monte-Carlo Simulation of Continuous Systems,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2013 (co-advised with Prof. T. Sinno).
  • Dr. Nan Zhang – “Bifurcation Control and Modification of Nonlinear Polymerization Processes,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2015 (co-advised with Prof. B. Chen, Tsinghua University).
  • Dr. Cory Silva – “Commercial-Scale Conversion of Algae to Biofuel”,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2015.
  • Dr. Ian Moskowitz – “Predicting Alarm and Safety System Performance Using Simulation”, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2016.
  • Dr. Geetanjali Yadav – “Intensification of Algae to Biodiesel Process,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2020 (co-advised with Prof. R. Sen, I.I.T. Kharagpur)

Masters Students

  • Mr. Hajime Komaki – “Natural Gasoline Plant Design Optimization Using a Computer-Aided Design Program,” Master’s Thesis, August, 1969.
  • Mr. Daniel Poznanovic – “Methods for the Design and Implementation of a Physical Property Data Base,” Master’s Thesis, December, 1969.
  • Mr. Thomas Johnson – “A Display Programming Language for 3-Dimensional Computer Graphics Instruction,” Master’s Thesis, December, 1970.
  • Mr. David Utman – “Word-Clumping Method,” Master’s Thesis, June, 1971.
  • Mr. James M. Neville – “Simulation of the CO2-Acceptor Process for Coal Gasification,” M.S. Thesis, May, 1978.
  • Dr. Perla B. Balbuena – “Non-classical Equation of State for Multicomponent Phase Equilibrium,” MS Thesis, December, 1983.
  • Mr. Aseem Kashyap – “Semicontinuous Process Operations: Kinetic Resolution,” MS Thesis, May 2015.

Undergraduate Assistants

  • Murtaza Ali – 1994-1995
  • Scott Winters – 1995-1997
  • Diane M. Miller – 1996-1997
  • Michael DiTillio – 1997-1998
  • Christopher S. Tanzi – 1998-1999
  • Robert C. Chang – 1999-2000
  • Daniel N. Goldberg – 2000-2001
  • Maizatul Dalina Muhamad Zain – 2000-2001
  • Matthew J. Fucci – 2001-2002
  • Robyn B. Nathanson – 2002-2003
  • Eric Strang – 2003-2004
  • Arthur Chan – 2004-2005
  • Rich Baliban – 2005-2006
  • Joshua H. Levin – 2006
  • Larry Dooling – 2007-2008
  • Thomas Dursch – 2008
  • Charlie Slominski – 2009-2010
  • Mathew Gay – 2010-2011
  • Michael Lee – 2010
  • Greg Cameron – 2011-2012
  • Eiman Soliman – 2012 – 2013
  • Antonio Barberio – 2013 – 2014
  • Evans Molel – 2014 – 2015
  • Nicholas Baylis – 2016 – 2018
  • Chase Novak – 2020-2021
  • Amanda Kishun – 2020
  • Nathan Chau – 2021