Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Process Systems Engineering



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354ARoderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Date Role
2015-... Reader in  Process Systems Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
2010-2015 Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
2008-2010 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University, ON, Canada
2005-2008 Research Associate and Lecturer, Automatic Control Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
2003-2005 Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Associate, COMORE Team, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France
1998-2002 Research and Teaching Assistant, LSGC-CNRS, Lorraine Institute of Technology (INPL), Nancy, France

Research Interests

My research interests are in the general area of Process Systems Engineering (PSE), with emphasis on global optimization, optimization-based process control, and numerical computation. My primary research objective is to develop new methods, concepts and tools for the fast and reliable optimization of complex process systems.

Applications in the field of process design and operations aim to develop safe, environmentally and economically sustainable (bio)chemical processes, including micro power generation, integrated biotechnological processes for bioenergy production and waste treatment. Other applications are in the field of signal transduction in systems biology.


To apply for PhD positions please contact Dr Chachuat by email.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Sahlodin AM, Chachuat B, 2011, Convex/concave relaxations of parametric ODEs using Taylor models, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol:35, ISSN:0098-1354, Pages:844-857

Chachuat B, Srinivasan B, Bonvin D, 2009, Adaptation strategies for real-time optimization, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol:33, ISSN:0098-1354, Pages:1557-1567

Mitsos A, Chachuat B, Barton PI, 2009, McCormick-Based Relaxations of Algorithms, SIAM Journal on Optimization, Vol:20, ISSN:1052-6234, Pages:573-601

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