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Faculty

Dr. Dominique Bonvin

  • Professor, Automatic Control Laboratory École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland

Research Profile: Modeling and System Identification, Control and Optimization of Batch Processes by Use of Tendency Models; Real-Time Optimization, Application of Chemometrics to Process Monitoring and Control.

Dominique Bonvin is Professor and Director of the Automatic Control Laboratory of EPFL. He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from ETH Zürich, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He worked in the field of process control for the Sandoz Corporation in Basel and with the Systems Engineering Group of ETH Zürich. He joined the EPFL in 1989, where his current research interests include modeling, control and optimization of dynamic systems. He served as Director of the Automatic Control Laboratory for the periods 1993-97, 2003-2007 and again since 2012, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1995-97 and Dean of Bachelor and Master Studies at EPFL for the period 2004-2011.

Education:

  • Ph.D., 1982, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Diploma, Chemical Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Paper of the Year Award, Computers and Chemical Engineering (2003)
  • Best Poster Award, IFAC World Congress, San Francisco (1996)
  • Best Paper of the Year Award, Computers and Chemical Engineering (1989)
  • Finalist Young Author Prize-IFAC World Congress, Munich (1987)
  • Graduate Fellowship-Regents of the University of California(1979-80)

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Biography and Current Information

SRI Director
Dr. Christos Georgakis
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow of Systems Engineering
Tufts University
Affiliated Faculty at Tufts
Dr. Kyongbum Lee
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tufts University
Dr. Nikhil Nair
Asistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Tufts University
Affiliated Faculty Outside Tufts
Dr. Bhavik Bakshi
Professor , Departmants of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University
Dr. Dominique Bonvin
Professor, Automatic Control Laboratory École Polytechnique Fédéral de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland
Dr. B. Erik Ydstie
Professor, Departmant of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Professor of Electrical Engineering by Courtesy, CMU , and Professor II of Electrical Engineering at NUST, Trondheim, Norway
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