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Jose A. Romagnoli

Cain Endowed Chair & Professor

3314J Patrick F. Taylor Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA  70803

Phone: (225) 578-1377

jose@lsu.edu 

 

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Educational Background

PhD, University of Minnesota, 1980

BS, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina, 1974

 

Research Interests

  • Advanced multi-scale modelling architectures for complex processes
  • Advanced multiresolution image analysis and characterization techniques
  • Design and synthesis with economic-environmental-operability considerations
  • Intelligent data processing, reconciliation, and monitoring
  • Advanced process control
  • Enterprise-wide optimization

 

Research Projects

Process Systems Engineering

The Process Systems Engineering group actively engages in the modelling, optimisation, and advanced control of complex systems– typical examples of which include particulate systems (such as polymerisation and crystallisation), complex physical systems (such as chemical, petrochemical, pulp & paper, food processing), bioprocesses & environmental processes.

Process Systems Engineering at LSU (PSE@LSU) focuses on both the continuous development/implementation of novel technologies to support traditional application & investigating novel/challenging applications in emerging areas by interacting with other members of the department & other institutions through interdisciplinary research projects.

Current Projects

Textbook: Introduction to Process Control

 

Professional Experiences

  • Gordon & Mary Cain Endowed Chair Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Louisiana State University (2005-to date)
  • Distinguish Visiting Professor, University of Cagliari, Italy (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTU, Singapore (Fall 2006)
  • Visiting Professor, Singapore Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, Singapore (Fall 2004)
  • Chair & Professor of Process Systems Engineering, University of Sydney (2000-2005)
  • Head of Department, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Sydney (2001-2002)
  • Senior Consultant, Visy Pulp and Paper, Australia (2000-2004)
  • Member International Advisory Board, Institute for Chemical and Engineering Science (ICES), Singapore, 2001-2003
  • Senior Consultant, Huntsman Co. Australia (1999-2005)
  • Orica Chair of Process System Engineering. University of Sydney (1997- 2000)
  • ICI Chair of Process System Engineering. University of Sydney (1991- 1997)
  • Senior Consultant, ICI Engineering Australia (1991-1999)
  • Principal Researcher, CONICET - National Research Council of Argentina (1985-1991)
  • Full Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the National University of the South, Argentina (1984-1991)
  • Supervisor Process Control Research Work Team of PLAPIQUI (Planta Piloto de Ingenieria Quimica), Argentina (1980-1991)
  • Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota 1987-1988
  • Visiting Professor at the University of California Davis 1988-1989
  • Visiting Professor at the University of California Davis, Winter 1990
  • Consultant for the United Nations, Salvador Bahia (Brazil), 1986
  • Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the National University of the South, Argentina (1980-1984)
  • Independent Researcher, CONICET - National Research Council of Argentina (1980-1985)

 

Awards

  • Awarded the 2016 PSE Model-Based Innovation Prize for the paper, “Combining on-line characterization tools with modern software environments for optimal operation of polymerization processes”
  • Donald W. Clinton Mentor Award, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University (2013)
  • Awarded the 2008 PSE Model-Based Innovation Prize for the paper, “Model-based optimal strategies for controlling particle size in antisolvent crystallization operations” (2008)
  • Donald W. Clinton Mentor Award, College of Engineering, :Louisiana State University (2008)
  • Awarded the John Brodie medal for contributions to Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Engineers, Australia (2005)
  • Awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia by the Prime Minister for contributions to the field of Chemical Engineering (2003)
  • Elected Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FATSE) for contributions to the field of Process Systems Engineering (1999)
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (1996)
  • Worldwide ICI Award for Innovation, Creativity and Excellence in Engineering (1995)
  • Award for best innovation work within the Plastics Division at Orica Botany Site (1997)

 

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