News

Wed, 09/04/2019

Caroline Nielsen, a current Ph.D. student at PSEL, has been selected to receive an AY19-20 MathWorks Engineering Fellowship.
The fellowship supports graduate students in the School of Engineering that actively use MathWorks software, and is awarded in recognition of an outstanding academic...

Wed, 06/19/2019

Joseph K. Scott, a former Ph.D student at PSEL, will be joining the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE) at Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor.

Mon, 06/03/2019

The new article by Amir Akbari and Paul I. Barton, Integrating Genome-Scale and Superstructure Optimization Models in Techno-Economic Studies of Biorefineries, has been selected as the cover story for the journal Processes 2019, 7(5). The article is open-access and can be viewed...

Fri, 05/17/2019

Suzane Cavalcanti, a current Ph.D. student at PSEL, has been nominated an ExxonMobil-MIT Energy Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. In this time period, her research will be funded by ExxonMobil, a member company of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). 
The Society of Energy Fellows was...

Thu, 10/18/2018

In Simulation of Dual Mixed Refrigerant Natural Gas Liquefaction Processes Using a Nonsmooth Framework (click here for free access), a nonsmooth, multistream heat exchanger...

Tue, 08/21/2018

Applying the method of moments to the chemical master equation appearing in stochastic chemical kinetics often leads to the so-called closure problem. Recently, several authors showed that this problem can be partially overcome using moment-based semidefinite programs (SDPs). In particular, they...

Mon, 08/13/2018

Stochastic programming with recourse usually assumes uncertainty to be exogenous. Decision-dependent probabilities in stochastic programs with recourse (click here...

Wed, 08/01/2018

For the performance of global optimization algorithms, the rate of convergence of convex relaxations to the objective and constraint functions is critical.

Convergence-order analysis for differential-inequalities-based bounds and relaxations of the solutions of ODEs (...

Thu, 06/14/2018

Nonsmooth Differential-Algebraic Equations in Chemical Engineering (click here for 50 days of free access) advocates a nonsmooth differential-algebraic equations (DAEs) modeling paradigm for dynamic...

Tue, 06/12/2018

Prof. Matthew Stuber of the University of Connecticut, a PSEL alumnus, has won the 2018 W. David Smith, Jr. Graduate Publication Award from AIChE’s CAST Division for the paper Convex and Concave Relaxations of...