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.
Pranav Bhaswanth Madabhushi, Thomas A. Adams. Finding better limit cycles of semicontinuous distillation. Part 1: Back-stepping design Methodology [more]
Nor Farida Harun. Fuel Composition Transients in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Gas Turbine Hybrid Systems for Polygeneration Applications [more]
Pranav Bhaswanth Madabhushi, Thomas A. Adams. Finding better limit cycles in semicontinuous distillation. Part 2: Extended back-stepping design methodology [more]
Manufacturers are making decisions... [more]
Mahir Jalanko, Vladimir Mahalec. Supply-demand pinch based methodology for multi-period planning under uncertainty in components qualities with application to gasoline blend planning [more]