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Research in Process Modeling and Control. T.F. Edgar Department of Chemical Engineering The University of Texas Austin, Texas 78712 March 6, 2004 Austin, Texas. Principal Investigators T.F. Edgar J.B. Rawlings (UW) S.J. Qin S.G. Wright (UW) www.che.utexas.edu/twmcc

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Research in process modeling and control

Research in Process Modeling and Control

T.F. Edgar

Department of Chemical Engineering

The University of Texas

Austin, Texas 78712

March 6, 2004

Austin, Texas


Research in process modeling and control

Principal Investigators

T.F. Edgar

J.B. Rawlings (UW)

S.J. Qin

S.G. Wright (UW)

www.che.utexas.edu/twmcc

24 Ph.D. students (18 at UT), 3 postdocs


Areas of research

Areas of Research

1.Control System Monitoring and Diagnosis

2.Dynamic Modeling of Chemical Processes

  • Materials Processing

  • Dynamic System Identification

  • NMPC and Moving Horizon Prediction

  • Optimization Theory and Algorithms

  • Statistical Process Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis


Twmcc multiple projects

TWMCC - Multiple Projects

CompanyJBRTFEJQ

AMD√ √√ √ √

Aspentech √

DuPont √

ExxonMobil √√

Emerson Proc. Mgt. √

GlaxoSmithKline √

ITRI√

Johnson Controls√

Mitsubishi Chemicals √ √

Shell √


Twmcc multiple projects cont d

TWMCC - Multiple Projects (Cont’d)

CompanyJBRTFEJQ

Texas Instruments√

Tokyo Electron America √

Weyerhaeuser√

Courting Eastman Chemical, Dow, Boise, Schneider Electric, BP, Applied Materials, Intel, Invista/Koch, Yield Dynamics


M s ph d graduates 2002 2003

M.S., Ph.D. Graduates(2002 – 2003)

Student/SupervisorDestination

J. Hahn (TFE) Ph.D. (5/02) Texas A&M (faculty)

J.J. Peng (TFE) Ph.D. (12/02) DuPont

S. Lextrait (TFE) Ph.D. (7/03) Pavilion Technologies

S. Firth (TFE) Ph.D. (12/02) Yield Dynamics

C. McNabb (JQ) Ph.D. (5/02) Boise Cascade

C. Saade (JQ) M.S. (5/02) Halliburton

M. Tenny (JBR) Ph.D. (12/02) ExxonMobil

V. Martinez (TFE) Ph.D. (12/02) Motorola

H. Potrykus (JQ) Ph.D. (12/02) Institute for Defense

Analysis

W. Cho (TFE) Ph.D. (5/03) Interviewing

B. Odelson (JBR) Ph.D. (5/03) BP


Edgar group highlights

Edgar Group Highlights

  • 2 PhD’s graduated in 2003

  • 30+ papers in journals/proceedings published or in press since 1/2001

  • 2 new students added to group in 10/03:

    Xiaoliang Zhuang and Terry Farmer


Ph d candidates graduating since 9 2002

Ph.D Candidates Graduating since 9/2002

1.Stacy Firth: Adaptive Disturbance Estimation in Run-to-Run Control (12/02)

2.Victor Martinez: Adaptive Control of Overlay Tool Bias (12/02)

  • Jianjun Peng: Modeling and Control of Packed Reactive Distillation Columns (2/03)

    3.Sebastian Lextrait: Packed Reactive Distillation Columns: Modeling, Simulation, and Control Analyses (8/03)


Edgar group project areas

Edgar Group Project Areas

  • Reactive Distillation Modeling/Control

  • Nonlinear Model Reduction/Multivariable Control

  • Semiconductor Manufacturing Modeling/Control

  • Petrochemical Plant Emissions Modeling and Control

  • Blood Insulin Delivery Using Hydrogels: Modeling and Control


Recent future presentations tfe

Recent/Future Presentations (TFE)

  • “A Batch Process Control Framework for Semiconductor Manufacturing” (Aspenworld; 4 university seminars)

  • “Process Modeling and Control: A Vision of the Future” (NPRA – 11/02; Monterrey, Mexico – 3/03)

  • “MINLP Approach to Simultaneous Data Reconciliation and Bias Identification” (FOCAPO – 2003)

  • “PID Controller Performance Assessment” (AIChE – 4/03 – New Orleans)

  • “Control and Operations: When Does Controllability Equal Profitability?” (PSE 2003 – Kunming, China)


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