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The review paper titled Modeling and Simulation of Energy Systems: A Review published in the journal Processes, which was authored by Avinash Shankar Rammohan Subramanian, Truls Gundersen, and MACC Faculty Tom Adams receives the 2020 Best Paper Award in the review category. For more details click here . [full story]

Dr. Kamil Khan has been named as one of two recipients of the 2020 CAST W. David Smith Graduate Publication Award. Presented by the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), this award annually recognizes a publication by a student in "the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering" within the five years before nomination. The award will be presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting in November.

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Dr. Chris Swartz has received the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering's D.G. Fisher Award, which is given to one person each year in recognition of "major contributions in the field of systems and control engineering". Congratulations Chris!

For this award, Chris was invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Halifax on October 21st. He spoke about optimization of uncertain dynamic systems with application to process operation...

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Pranav Bhaswanth Madabhushi has been selected by the AIChE Separations Division to receive a 2019 Graduate Student Research Award, in recognition of his MACC work as a Ph.D. candidate on semicontinuous distillation with Dr. Thomas Adams. The award will be presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting in November, and includes a plaque and $200. Congratulations Pranav! [full story]

The 31st annual MACC Meeting and Workshop took place at the Art Gallery of Hamilton over May 14-16, 2019. The Annual Research Review Meeting on May 14 featured a poster session and a rapid-fire presentation session highlighting each MACC graduate student's recent work.

Over May 15 and May 16, this year's workshop explored the theme of "Mathematical Modeling for Process Systems Applications in an Era of Expanding Digitalization", through a panel discussion and several presentations by the...

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Dr. Thomas Adams has been named by McMaster University as a 2019 University Scholar, in recognition of his overall achievement as a mid-career researcher.

Tom is one of only six McMaster researchers to receive this honour, and is the only recipient from the Faculty of Engineering. Congratulations Tom! [full story]

As part of the David W. Bacon Distinguished Speaker Series at Queen's University's Department of Chemical Engineering, Dr. Chris Swartz presented a seminar entitled "Design for dynamic performance: From process plants to supply chain networks". He discussed the increasingly dynamic environment of modern process plants, which must remain competitive amid environmental constraints, increased globalization and demand variability, and electricity price deregulation. Dynamic optimization... [full story]

Dr. Thomas Adams has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award. The award is presented annually to one early-career researcher who has "made an outstanding contribution to chemical engineering, demonstrating exceptional promise, while working in Canada". The award includes a lecture tour of North American universities and institutes, and a feature article in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. Congratulations Tom! [full story]

Dr. Prashant Mhaskar, MACC postdoctoral researcher Dr. Abhinav Garg, and MACC alum Dr. Brandon Corbett (now at ProSensus) have released a new textbook. Hot off the press, Modeling and Control for Batch Processes covers state-of-the-art methods that combine mechanistic, data-driven, and statistical techniques to handle the particular challenges of batch processes effectively in process control. The book is aimed at control engineers and researchers, and is published as part of... [full story]

The MACC has been awarded a major provincial grant through the Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence (ORF-RE) program, to help support its cutting-edge research over the next five years. Led by Dr. Chris Swartz, and with all MACC faculty members and several member companies participating, the funded project is titled "Enhancing competitiveness of industrial process operations through responsive, flexible and cleaner production".

Building on the MACC's track record of success...

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Recent Activity
Best paper Award
The review paper titled Modeling and... [more]

New Paper
Yingkai Song, Kamil A. Khan. Optimization-based convex relaxations for nonconvex parametric systems of ordinary differential equations [more]

New Theses
Nor Farida Harun. Fuel Composition Transients in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrid Systems for Polygeneration Applications [more]

New Paper
Mina Naeini, Haoxiang Lai, Thomas A. Adams. A Mathematical Model for Prediction of Long-Term Degradation Effects in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells [more]

New Theses
Brandon Corbett. Time-invariant, Databased Modeling and Control of Batch Processes [more]

New Paper
Thomas A. Adams. Optimal design and operation of a waste tire feedstock polygeneration system [more]

New Theses
Yanan Cao. Dynamic Modeling and Optimization of Cryogenic Air Separations Units: Design and Operation Strategies [more]