News

Thu, 08/10/2017

Michael Patrascu, currently a postdoctoral associate in PSEL, has won the EFCE Excellence Award in Process Intensification 2017 for his PhD dissertation. The award will be presented on Monday, 2 October 2017, 8:30 - 10:00 h, at the Award Ceremony of the 10th World Congress of Chemical...

Thu, 08/10/2017

How to solve a design centering problem (click here for free access) considers the problem of design centering. Geometrically, this can be thought of as inscribing one shape in another. Theoretical approaches and reformulations...

Mon, 08/07/2017

In Dynamic flux balance modeling to increase the production of high-value compounds in green microalgae (click here for free access), the authors present a flexible modeling formulation for accumulation of high-value storage...

Tue, 07/04/2017

Amir Akbari, a current postdoctoral associate in PSEL, has been awarded an NSF-funded Travel Grant to attend the World Congress of Chemical Engineering/ESCAPE 2017.

Wed, 06/21/2017

In Using semidefinite programming to calculate bounds on particle size distributions, Garrett R. Dowdy and Paul I. Barton have described a method for computing bounds on various industrially-relevant descriptions of a particle size distribution – CDF, D10, and so forth – using...

Fri, 06/02/2017

In Convergence-order analysis of branch-and-bound algorithms for constrained problems (click here), Rohit Kannan and Paul I. Barton investigate the convergence order of bounding schemes for deterministic global optimization algorithms....

Fri, 05/19/2017

Garrett Dowdy, a current Ph.D. student in PSEL, has won Outstanding Seminar Award for presentation of the best third-year talk in the MIT ChemE Department in Fall 2016. Entitled "Rigorous Bounds on Distributions through Semidefinie Programming," Garrett described how semidefinite programming can...

Mon, 05/01/2017

Garrett Dowdy, a current Ph.D. student in PSEL, has been named a keynote speaker at the upcoming European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE). Co-authored with Paul Barton, his selected paper is titled "Using Semidefinite Programming to Calculate Bounds on Steady-State...

Fri, 01/20/2017

Dependable algorithms for nonideal vapor-liquid equilibrium calculations are essential for effective process design, simulation and optimization. Inside-out algorithms [Boston & Britt, 1978] for flash calculations serve as the basis for many of the algorithms used by process simulation...

Wed, 12/21/2016

The well-posedness of nonsmooth semi-explicit differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) is investigated (click here; free access is provided until February 08, 2017). The nonsmooth DAEs are classified as having differential index one in a...