Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Process Systems Engineering



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Date Role

Since 2020

Professor of  Process Systems Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
2015-2020 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

The overall goal of our research is to develop safe, economically and environmentally sustainable chemical and biological processes through the synergistic use of advanced computational modelling and optimisation methods and process data. Our vision of process systems engineering has a strong focus on rigorous computation to predict the performance at scale of both existing and novel technology and empower decision-making, and we work in close collaboration with experimentalists. We furthermore develop software tools that implement these methods to ensure their dissemination (

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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