People

Warren D. Seider
Professor

 


Geetanjali Yadav
4th Year Doctoral Student
Co-advised with Ramkrishna Sen
IIT, Kharagpur, India


Principal Collaborators


Masoud Soroush
Professor
Drexel University

 


Len Fabiano
Professor
Penn


Ulku Oktem
Professor
Risk Center, Wharton School;
Near-miss Management LLC


Daniel R. Lewin
Professor
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


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


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.

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