Dr. Qi Zhang

CSENG Chemical Eng & Mat Sci
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Process Systems Engineering

This group's research in the area of process systems engineering lies at the intersection of chemical engineering and operations research. Leveraging the power of mathematical modeling and optimization, they develop enabling technologies that enhance decision making in complex engineering systems. In particular, this work focuses on solving problems of scientific and industrial interest in the following areas:

  • Process modeling and optimization
  • Design of integrated process and energy systems
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Network and supply chain optimization

Nonlinear process behavior, discrete decisions, large problem size, and uncertain information are only some of the factors that make these problems challenging. To obtain optimal solutions in light of such complexity, these researchers are developing efficient computational methods and advancing theory in:

  • Mixed-integer linear/nonlinear programming
  • Large-scale optimization
  • Decision making under uncertainty

Project Investigators

Andrew Allman
Wei Feng
Yen-An Lu
Tushar Rathi
Hanchu Wang
Dr. Qi Zhang
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