Principal Investigator

Dr. Benoit Chachuat

Benoit Dr. Benoit Chachuat (BC) is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London since September 2010, and a member of the Centre of Process Systems Engineering (CPSE).

Before joining Imperial College, he was an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University, Canada (2008-2010), where he still holds a position of Adjunct Professor.

He has also held various post-doctoral positions at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France (2002-2003), MIT (2003-2005), and EPFL, Switzerland (2005-2008).

For further information, visit Benoit Chachuat's homepage.

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Jay Jai Rajyaguru Jai Rajyaguru graduated with a M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical engineering, under the supervision of Dr. B. Chachuat. His PhD project is concerned with the development of techniques for solving large-scale systems to global optimality. The work to date has been on the bounding of solutions of implicit equations and improving methods developing polynomial approximations, with guaranteed error bounds.
Mario Mario Eduardo Villanueva Mario Eduardo Villanueva (MEV) graduated with a BEng in Biochemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz, Mexico and an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering with Process Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical engineering,under the supervision of Dr. B. Chachuat. His PhD project is concerned with the development of methods and tools for global optimisation of uncertain dynamic systems.
Andreas Andreas Nikolaou  
Channarong Channarong Puchongkawarin Channarong Puchongkawarin (CP) graduated with a B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Kasetsart University, Thailand and an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. He is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical engineering,under the joint supervision of Dr. B. Chachuat and Prof. D.C. Stuckey. His PhD project is concerned with the development of a methodology for the synthesis and design of wastewater facilities for energy and nutrient recovery.
Nikola Nikola Perić  
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Boris Dr. Boris Houska Dr. Boris Houska was a Research Associate at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE) and Department of Chemical Engineering of Imperial College London from February 2012 to April 2013. He is now a Lecturer with the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. From 2003-2007, he studied mathematics and physics at the university of Heidelberg where he graduated with a diploma in mathematics. He started a Ph.D. thesis in February 2008 at KU Leuven, Belgium, and received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from KU Leuven in September 2011. Dr. Houska's research interests are in the field of robust and global optimization as well as optimal control and real-time algorithms.
Cheng Seong Dr. Khor, Cheng Seong Cheng Seong Khor obtained his Ph.D. from the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London in January 2013. His research interests are in the systems engineering approach for modeling and optimization in the design and planning of sustainable process systems. He Ph.D. project was concerned with water network synthesis.
Radoslav Dr. Radoslav Paulen Radoslav Paulen (RP) is a postdoc at Technische Universität Dortmund. From 2003 - 2008, he studied FCFT STU in Bratislava where he graduated a bachelor and master degree. After that he started a PhD study in 2008 at FCFT STU, Bratislava and he graduated the PhD degree in 2012. He spent 6 months with OMEGA, between March-August 2012, working on guaranteed parameter estimation in dynamic systems.
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