Processes — Editors

Editor

Prof. Dr. Michael A. Henson
Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute for Applied Life Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, N527 Life Sciences Laboratories, 240 Thatcher Way, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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Interests: complex dynamic systems; systems biology; metabolic modeling; circadian systems modeling
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Prof. Dr. V.M. (Bala) Balasubramaniam
Department of Food Science and Technology, Parker Food Science and Technology,The Ohio State University, 2015 Fyffe Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
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Interests: food engineering; food safety; food preservation; high pressure processing; energy in food processing; sustainable food processing
Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Adams II
Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7
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Interests: sustainable energy conversion processes; modelling and simulation; new technologies for sustainable liquid fuel production; semi-continuous chemical separation processes
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Special Issue in Processes: Modeling and Simulation of Energy Systems
Prof. Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1101 North State Street, 110 Bertelsmeyer Hall, Rolla, MO 65409-1230, USA
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Interests: multiphase reaction engineering; advanced measurement techniques; clean and alternative energy and environment
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Special Issue in Processes: Multiphase Reaction Engineering, Reactors and Processes
Dr. Neda Bagheri
Chemical & Biological Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
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Interests: The Bagheri Lab operates at the evolving interface between engineering and biology, promoting a diverse, creative research environment consisting of engineers and basic scientists that share the common mission of advancing medicine and biology. Through this collective effort, the lab aim to identify design principles that underlie complex biological function, and modulate extrinsic factors to optimize therapeutic interventions
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Special Issue in Processes: Biological Networks
Special Issue in Processes: Modeling & Control of Disease States
Prof. Dr. Julio R. Banga
(Bio)Process Engineering Group, IIM-CSIC (Spanish National Research Council), 36208 Vigo, Spain
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Interests: systems identification of biological networks; computer-aided design in synthetic biology; optimality principles in biological systems; dynamics and optimal control of biosystems
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Special Issue in Processes: Computational Synthetic Biology
Prof. Dr. Angelo Basile
Institute on Membrane Technology of the Italian National Research Council, University of Calabria, Via Pietro Bucci, Cubo 17/C 87036 Rende CS, Italy
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Interests: polymeric membranes gas separation; inorganic membrane reactors; pure hydrogen production
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Special Issue in Processes: Membrane Separation Processes
Prof. Dr. Suresh K. Bhatia
FIMLab–Films and Inorganic Membrane Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane Qld 4072, Australia
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Interests: adsorption and transport in porous materials; chemical engineering; simulation of carbon structure; reaction engineering; fluid solid reactions
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Special Issue in Processes: Transport of Fluids in Nanoporous Materials
Prof. Dr. Gregery T. Buzzard
Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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Interests: Computational modeling of biological systems; experiment design; uncertainty quantification
Prof. Dr. Ross Carlson
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Center for Biofilm Engineering, Thermal Biology Institute, 306 Cobleigh Hall, Montana State University Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
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Interests: The Carlson group studies design principles of biological systems using a combination of in silico and experimental analyses. Focus areas includes resource allocation theory in monocultures and consortia as well as during planktonic and biofilm modes of growth. This theory is broadly applicable to biological organization and is being studied in systems relevant to ecological, medical and bioprocess applications
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Special Issue in Processes: Methods in Computational Biology
Prof. Dr. Jean-Claude Charpentier
Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés CNRS/ENSIC, Université de Lorraine, École Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques, 1, Rue Grandville, B.P.451, 54001 Nancy Cedex, France
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Interests: green chemical and process engineering; process intensification; product design and engineering; multiscale simulation and modeling in chemical engineering; multiphase catalytic gas-solid-liquid reactors and bioreactors; absorption with chemical reaction
Prof. Dr. Julian Chaudhuri
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, University of Plymouth, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, 18 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, UK
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Interests: regenerative medicine; tissue engineering; bioreactors; stem cell bioprocessing
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Special Issue in Processes: Design of Bioreactor Systems for Tissue Engineering
Prof. Neal Tai-Shung Chung
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119260, Singapore
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Interests: membranes for water reuse; desalination; gas separation; biofuel separation; energy development and CO2 capture
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Special Issue in Processes: Novel Membrane Technologies for Traditional Industrial Processes
Special Issue in Membranes: Selected Papers from the 11th Conference of the Aseanian Membrane Society (AMS11)
Prof. Dr. Joe Da Costa
Films and Inorganic Membrane Laboratory, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: inorganic membranes, materials functionalization, mixed matrix structures, environmental catalysis, adsorption, gas and liquid processing
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Special Issue in Processes: Membrane Materials, Performance and Processes
Prof. Dr. Cesar de Prada
Department of Systems Engineering and Automatic Control, University of Valladolid, Valladolid 47011, Spain
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Interests: process modelling and simulation; predictive control; process optimization
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Special Issue in Processes: Process Modelling and Simulation
Prof. Dr. Farhad Ein-Mozaffari
Department of Chemical Engineering, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada
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Interests: fluid mixing; powder mixing; computational fluid dynamics; flow visualization; tomography
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Halwagi
Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Interests: process design; integration; sustainability; optimization; intensification
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Special Issue in Processes: Process Design, Integration, and Intensification
Prof. Dr. Rolf Findeisen
Laboratory for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, Institute for Automation Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany
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Interests: model predictive control; uncertainty quantification; decision making under uncertainty; learning and control; autonomous systems; networked control systems; identification, model validation and fault detection; IoT and cloud based automation; process systems engineering; process optimization; embedded control; efficient numerical algorithms; systems medicine modeling and control; biotechnology modeling and advanced control; systems biology; robotics
Prof. Dr. Fausto Gallucci
Inorganic Membranes and Membrane Reactors, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5612 AZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Interests: membrane systems; membrane reactors; multiphase reactor; chemical looping systems; process intensification
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Special Issue in Processes: Process Intensification – improve efficiency by clever process/reactor designs
Topical Collection in Processes: Process System Engineering for More Efficient Power and Chemicals Production
Special Issue in Processes: Plasma-Based Processes for Improved Energy Efficiency
Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Gani
PSE for SPEED Company Ltd. 294/65 RK Office Park, Romklao Rd., Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand 10520
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Interests: energy efficient sustainable process synthesis, design and intensification; chemical product synthesis and design; modelling of properties of chemicals and their mixtures; development of computer aided model-based tools for product-process synthesis
Prof. Dr. Krist V. Gernaey
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Søltofts Plads, Building 229, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
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Interests: industrial fermentation technology; scale-up/scale-down; resource recovery; continuous production processes; mathematical modeling; Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
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Special Issue in Processes: Recent Advances in Population Balance Modeling
Prof. Dr. Raja Ghosh
Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, John Hodgings Engineering Building, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L7, Canada
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Interests: membranes; chromatography; bioseparations engineering; bioreactors; biopharmaceuticals; pharmaceutical processing
Prof. Dr. Martha A Grover
School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 311 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0100, USA
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Interests: self-assembly, dynamic programming, experimental design
Prof. Dr. Rudiyanto Gunawan
Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering, ETH Zürich, Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 1-5/10, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: systems biology, network inference, systems analysis, dynamical modeling, model identification, parameter estimation, design of experiments.
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Special Issue in Processes: Biological Networks
Prof. Dr. Juergen Hahn
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180, USA
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Interests: systems biology; parameter estimation; experimental design; modeling
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Special Issue in Processes: Modeling and Analysis of Signal Transduction Networks
Dr. Andreas Håkansson
Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden
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Interests: emulsification; fluid dynamics; coalescence; population balance modelling; high-Pressure homogenization
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Special Issue in Processes: Emulsification Processes
Dr. John D. Hedengren
Department of Chemical Engineering , 350 CB, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, USA
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Interests: advanced process control; APMonitor software; drilling automation; nonlinear optimization; state estimation; unmanned aerial vehicles
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Special Issue in Processes: Combined Scheduling and Control
Prof. Dr. Volker Hessel
The School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: micro process technology; flow chemistry; process intensification; green processing; holistic process design evaluation; flow systems engineering; life cycle analysis; cost analysis Website: micro process technology; flow chemistry; process intensification; green processing; holistic process design evaluation; flow systems engineering; life cycle analysis; cost analysis
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Special Issue in Challenges: Challenges in Chemical Processes
Special Issue in Processes: Design and Engineering of Microreactor and Smart-Scaled Flow Processes
Dr. Zuyi (Jacky) Huang
Department of Chemical Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085, USA
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Interests: systems biology; immune system modeling; microbial biofilms; drug resistance
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Special Issue in Processes: Application of Data Modeling and Analysis Techniques to Cancer Therapy
Dr. Xiaoxia(Nina) Lin
Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan B28-G054W NCRC, 2800 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800, USA
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Interests: Professor Lin’s research lies at the intersection of biology and engineering with a focus on microbial systems, particularly microbial communities, using systems biology and synthetic biology approaches
Prof. Dr. Xinggao Liu
National Engineering Research Center of Industrial Automation, State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, College of Control Science & Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
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Interests: Complex industrial process modeling, control and optimization; Nonlinear programming algorithms; Dynamic optimization
Prof. Dr. Andrew B. Lowe
Professor of Polymer Science & Nanochemistry, Nanochemistry Research Institute, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia 6102, Australia
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Interests: RAFT; ROMP; thiol-ene; click chemistry; water-soluble polymers; stimulus responsive polymers
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Special Issue in Polymers: Click Chemistry in Polymer Science
Special Issue in Polymers: Water-Soluble Polymers
Dr. Giampaolo Manzolini
Politecnico di Milano, Deparment of Energy, via Lambruschini 4, 20156 Milano, Italy
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Interests: Thermodynamic analysis of advanced fossil fuel-fired power plants, Distributed generation and tri-generation Renewable energy application for CO2 emission control and in particular bio-fuel production and utilization
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Special Issue in ChemEngineering: Solar-to-Products: Latest Achievements in Solar-Driven Hydrogen and Chemicals Production
Prof. Dr. Christos T. Maravelias
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI 53706-1691, USA
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Interests: chemical production planning and scheduling; chemical process synthesis; analysis of renewable technologies for fuels and chemicals; mixed-integer programing
Prof. Dr. Argyrios Margaritis
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Thompson Engineering Building, Western University, Ontario, London, N6A 5B9, Canada
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Interests: biochemical engineering processes; biopolymer production and separation processes; biofuels processes from renewable raw materials; biological processes for waste water treatment; novel bioreactor design and scale-up; supercritical extraction processes for pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals; novel bioprocesses and products from lignocellulosics and agricultural crops; nanotechnology processes for nanoparticle production in drug delivery
Dr. Enrico Marsili
Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 637551 Singapore
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Interests: electrochemically active biofilms; biofilm processes; bioremediation; biosynthetic nanomaterials; biosensors
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Special Issue in Processes: Biofilm Processes
Dr. Artem Melman
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, 135 Science Center, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam NY 13699-5810, USA
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Interests: photoresponsive gels; stereocontrolled organic synthesis; processes involving free radicals; coordination chemistry and metal-templated processes
Prof. Dr. Ka Ming NG
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Interests: Product conceptualization, process design and business development involving water, biochemicals, natural herbs, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, advanced materials, and nanomaterials
Prof. Dr. Iqbal M. Mujtaba
Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Informatics, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP, UK
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Interests: desalination; wastewater treatment; hydrotreating; batch distillation; batch reactor; fluidised bed reactor; dynamic modelling; optimisation; refinery operation
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Special Issue in Processes: Renewable Energy in Water Desalination: Model Based Approach
Prof. Dr. Babatunde A. Ogunnaike
William L. Friend Chair of Chemical Engineering, Interim Dean, College of Engineering, 102 DuPont Hall, Newark, DE 19716, USA
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Interests: process control; model identification; industrial process control; biological control systems; systems biology; renewable energy systems
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pannocchia
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering-Chemical Engineering Section, University of Pisa, Largo L. Lazzarino, 2, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Interests: model predictive control; process modeling, simulation and optimization; efficient numerical algorithms; biomedical systems modeling and advanced control algorithms; multivariable system identification and performance monitoring; optimal robotic manipulation and locomotion.
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Special Issue in Processes: Process Control: Current Trends and Future Challenges
Prof. Dr. Alexander Penlidis
Institute for Polymer Research (IPR), Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1, Canada
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Interests: polymerization kinetics; mathematical modelling and computer simulation of polymer reactors; on-line sensor development for polymer and latex characterization; polymer reactor design; optimization and computer control; emulsion/solution/suspension polymerization
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Special Issue in Processes: Water Soluble Polymers
Prof. Dr. Jose Carlos Pinto
Programa de Engenharia Quimica / COPPE, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21921-972 RJ, Brazil
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Interests: modeling, simulation and control of chemical reactors; in line monitoring and control of chemical processes; real time optimization of chemical processes; numerical techniques and procedures for real time applications
Prof. Dr. Doraiswami Ramkrishna
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering, 480 Stadium Mall Drive, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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Interests: metabolic modeling; metabolic engineering; particulate processes; population balances
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Special Issue in Processes: Dynamic Approaches to Metabolic Modeling and Metabolic Engineering
Prof. Dr. Ajay Ray
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Thompson Engineering Building (# 469), Western University, London, ON N6A 5B9, Canada
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Interests: process systems engineering; optimization; chemical process development; water purification; photocatalysis; simulated moving bed; modeling and simulation
Prof. Dr. Susan Celia Roberts
Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, USA
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Interests: Cellular and metabolic engineering, Plant specialized metabolism, Cell encapsulation technologies, Biotechnology
Prof. Dr. Carl J. Schaschke
School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG, UK
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biodegradable Materials
Special Issue in Foods: High Pressure Processing of Foods
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biodegradable Materials 2017
Special Issue in Foods: High Pressure Technologies in Food Processing
Prof. Dr. Joseph K. Scott
Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, Clemson University, 207B Earle Hall, Clemson, SC, 29634, USA
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Interests: dynamic simulation and optimization, global optimization, optimization under uncertainty, integrated design and control, renewable energy systems
Dr. Jason E. Shoemaker
Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 940 Benedum Hall Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
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Interests: The Shoemaker Lab focuses on systems engineering applications in medicine. We focus on developing a variety of techniques for designing closed-loop, patient-specific therapeutics with current applications in immunopathology, respiratory infection and hemodynamics
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Special Issue in Processes: Modeling & Control of Disease States
Dr. Hyun-Seob Song
Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA 99352, USA
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Interests: Microbial community modeling; metabolic modeling; metabolic network analysis; system optimization
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Special Issue in Processes: Microbial Community Modeling: Prediction of Microbial Interactions and Community Dynamics
Prof. Dr. Masoud Soroush
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Interests: process systems engineering; probabilistic modeling and inference; model-predictive safety systems; polymer reaction engineering; electronic-level modeling of reactions; polymer membranes; multi-scale modeling; renewable power generation and storage systems
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Special Issue in Processes: Polymer Modeling, Control and Monitoring
Prof. Dr. Ralf Takors
Institute of Biochemical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 31, 50569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Interests: The key research interest is to understand metabolism and regulation of microbial and mammalian cells in depth, thereby enabling model-based strain and process engineering finally to transfer novel bioprocesses from lab to industrial scale
Dr. Stephanie R. Taylor
Department of Computer Science, Colby College, Waterville, ME 04901, USA
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Interests: circadian rhythms, biological oscillators, sensitivity analysis
Dr. Cong T. Trinh
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
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Interests: systems and synthetic biology; metabolic engineering; computational biology; CRISPR technology; modular design; modular cell engineering; pathogen inactivation; bioenergy and biofuels; bioesters; microbial robustness
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Special Issue in Processes: Principles of Modular Design and Control in Complex Systems
Prof. Dr. Rajanikanth Vadigepalli
Daniel Baugh Institute for Functional Genomics and Computational Biology, Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
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Interests: systems biology, systems analysis, network inference, dynamic modeling, biological control systems
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey D. Varner
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 244 Olin Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Interests: Systems and Synthetic Biology, Metabolic Engineering; Mathematical Modeling
Prof. Dr. Alain Vande Wouwer
Automatic Control Laboratory, University of Mons, 31 Boulevard Dolez, 7000 Mons, Belgium
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Interests: parameter and state estimation in biological systems; computational modeling, optimizing control, monitoring and control of bioprocesses (in various areas including wastewater treatment, microalgae, cell cultures)
Prof. Dr. Florian M. Wurm
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Route Cantonale, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Interests: gene transfer; protein production/manufacturing from cultivated mammalian cells, including regulatory issues, process development; innovative bioreactors for mammalian cells; suspension culture; CHO cells; large scale manufacturing - CHO; orbital shaking; optimizing mammalian cell culture processes; transient gene expression
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Special Issue in Processes: Transient Gene Expression for Rapid Protein Supply
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