The MACC Celebrated 25 years with the largest Annual Meeting and Workshop to date, boasting record attendance and evidence of its continued growth, impact, and success.
This year's keynote speaker was Manfred Morari from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, who delivered a riveting talk about how control and optimization could be used in the chemical, automotive, electrical, and computer industries. The workshop featured industry talks from Michael Dudzic (ArcelorMittal Dofasco), Prof. Christos Maravelias (University of Wisconsin), James Downs (Eastman Chemical Company), Jeffrey Renfro (Honeywell Process Solutions), and of course, the MACC professors as well.
Above: Manfred Morari (right) in discussion with colleagues.
Above: MACC Professors (left to right) Tom Adams, Tom Marlin, Jie Yu, Vlad Mahalec, Chris Swartz, and John MacGregor. (Not shown, Prashant Mhaskar)
Art Heidebrecht, the acting dean of engineering, gave some remarks in support of the MACC.
Mo Elbestawi also took the podium during the reception and banquet.
The student poster session is always a popular event!
Industrial members at the banquet.
Abhinav  Garg, Prashant Mhaskar. Data-Driven Control of Rotational Molding Process [more]
Nor Farida Harun. Fuel Composition Transients in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrid Systems for Polygeneration Applications [more]
Abhinav  Garg, Prashant Mhaskar. Handling Constraints and Raw Material Variability in Rotomolding through Data-Driven Model Predictive Control [more]