University of Pennsylvania
Process Systems Research
Analysis - Design - Control

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering        
School of Engineering and Applied Science        
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Warren D. Seider
Len Fabiano
Ulku Oktem
Masoud Soroush
Cory Silva
Ian Moskowitz
Nan Zhang
Aseem Kashyp

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Professor Warren D. Seider
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6393
Phone: 215-898-7953
Fax: 215-573-2093
email: seider@seas.upenn.edu
   
The Process Systems Research Group
 
The Process Systems Research Group is a collaboration of university professors, graduate students, undergraduate assistants, and affiliated personnel from other universities and throughout the industry.

 
 
 
 
 
Warren D. Seider
Professor
Cory Silva
Fourth year
doctoral
student
Ian Moskowitz
Third year
doctoral
student
Nan Zhang
Fourth year
doctoral
student ‒ also,
Tsinghua Univ.
Beijing, China
Aseem Kashyp
Second year
masters
student

Principal Collaborators
 
 
 
Ulku Oktem
Professor
Risk Center, Wharton School;
Near-miss Management LLC
Masoud Soroush
Professor
Drexel University
Len Fabiano
Professor
Penn

Doctoral Students

  • Dr. Peter G. Ham - "The Transient Analysis of Integrated Chemical Processes," Ph.D. Dissertation, December, 1970.
  • Dr. Sezer Soylemez - "Computer Generated FORTRAN Programs to Prepare Material and Energy Balances for Process Units," Ph.D. Dissertation, August, 1971.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Kulick - "A Generalized Interactive Graphics System," Ph.D. Dissertation, December, 1972.
  • Dr. Rajeev Gautam - "Calculations of Chemical and Phase Equilibrium" Ph.D. Dissertation, August, 1979.
  • Dr. Bradley A. Ross - "Simulation of Three-Phase Distillation Towers," Ph.D. Dissertation, November, 1979.
  • Dr. George J. Prokopakis - "Azeotropic Distillation Towers: Steady-State and Dynamic Simulation," May, 1982.
  • Dr. Charles W. White, III - "Integration of Stiff Differential Equations in Chemical Reactor Modelling," October, 1983.
  • Dr. Joseph W. Kovach, III - "Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation - An Experimental and Theoretical Study," December, 1986.
  • Dr. Tulio R. Colmenares - "Design of Heat and Power Recovery Systems for Energy Conservation in Chemical Plants," Ph.D. Dissertation, 1988.
  • Dr. Miriam L. Cygnarowicz - "Design, Optimization, and Control of Supercritical Extraction Processes," PhD Dissertation, 1989.
  • Dr. David D. Brengel - "Design for the Controllability and Operability of Chemical Processes," PhD Dissertation, 1990.
  • Dr. Loretta G. Koster - "A Cybernetic Model of Bacterial Chemotactic Response to Nutrient Limitation," PhD Dissertation, 1991.
  • Dr. Soemantri Widagdo - "Dynamic Analysis of Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation," PhD Dissertation, 1991.
  • Dr. Amy C. Sun - "Global Optimization Using the Newton Homotopy-continuation Method with Application to Phase Equilibria," PhD Dissertation, 1993.
  • Dr. Evangelia A. Gazi - "Verification of Controllers for Incompletely-known Chemical Plants," PhD Dissertation, 1995.
  • Dr. Roberto Irizarry-Rivera - "Modeling, Optimization, and Control of the Bridgman and Czochralski Crystallization Processes," PhD Dissertation, 1995.
  • Dr. Leighton B. Wilson - "Optimal Design of Chemical Processes at Open-loop Unstable Steady States," PhD Dissertation, 1996.
  • Dr. James R. Phimister - "Semicontinuous Distillation," PhD Dissertation, 2000.
  • Dr. Joshua M. Kanter - "Model-based Control of Nonlinear Processes," Ph.D. Dissertation, 2001.
  • Dr. Angel Caballero - "Projection Algorithm for the Finite-element Simulation of Fluid Flows at High Levels of Convection," Ph.D. Dissertation, 2002.
  • Dr. Anjana Meel - "Dynamic Risk Assessment of Inherently Safer Chemical Processes: An Accident Precursor Approach," PhD Dissertation, 2007.
  • Dr. Jianguo Dai - "Lattice Kinetic Monte-Carlo Modeling and Simulation of Atomic Aggregation in Crystals," Ph.D. Dissertation, 2007.
  • Dr. Thomas A. Adams II - "Semicontinuous Processes with Chemical Reaction," Ph.D. Dissertation, 2008.
  • Dr. Ankur Pariyani - "Dynamic Risk Analysis of Chemical Plants to Improve Process Safety, Reliability, and Product Quality," Ph.D. Dissertation, 2011.
Masters Students
  • Mr. Hajime Komaki - "Natural Gasoline Plant Design Optimization Using a Computer-Aided Design Program," Master's Thesis, August, 1969.
  • Mr. Daniel Poznanovic - "Methods for the Design and Implementation of a Physical Property Data Base," Master's Thesis, December, 1969.
  • Mr. Thomas Johnson - "A Display Programming Language for 3-Dimensional Computer Graphics Instruction," Master's Thesis, December, 1970.
  • Mr. David Utman - "Word-Clumping Method," Master's Thesis, June, 1971.
  • Mr. James M. Neville - "Simulation of the CO2-Acceptor Process for Coal Gasification," M.S. Thesis, May, 1978.
  • Dr. Perla B. Balbuena - "Non-classical Equation of State for Multicomponent Phase Equilibrium," MS Thesis, December, 1983.
Undergraduate Assistants
  • Murtaza Ali - 1994-1995
  • Scott Winters - 1995-1997
  • Diane M. Miller - 1996-1997
  • Michael DiTillio - 1997-1998
  • Christopher S. Tanzi - 1998-1999
  • Robert C. Chang - 1999-2000
  • Daniel N. Goldberg - 2000-2001
  • Maizatul Dalina Muhamad Zain - 2000-2001
  • Matthew J. Fucci - 2001-2002
  • Robyn B. Nathanson - 2002-2003
  • Eric Strang - 2003-2004
  • Arthur Chan - 2004-2005
  • Rich Baliban - 2005-2006
  • Joshua H. Levin - 2006
  • Larry Dooling - 2007-2008
  • Thomas Dursch - 2008
  • Charlie Slominski - 2009-2010
  • Mathew Gay - 2010-2011
  • Michael Lee - 2010
  • Greg Cameron - 2011-2012
  • Eiman Soliman - 2012 - 2013
  • Antonio Barberio - 2013 - 2014
 

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