VISHWAMITRA RESEARCH INSTITUTE
 CENTER FOR UNCERTAIN SYSTEMS: TOOLS FOR OPTIMIZATION AND MANAGEMENT


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Dr. Urmila Diwekar

 

President and Founder,
Vishwamitra Research Insititue
urmila@vri-custom.org

Phone no: (630)-886-3047

 

Dr. Urmila Diwekar is currently President of the Vishwamitra Research Institute (VRI, www.vri-custom.org), a non-profit research organization that she founded in 2004 to pursue multidisciplinary research in the areas of Optimization under Uncertainty and Computer aided Design applied to Energy, Environment, and Sustainability.  From 2002-2004, she was a Professor in the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Bio Engineering, and Industrial Engineering, and in the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  From 1991-2002 she was on the faculty of the Carnegie Mellon University, with early promotions to both the Associate and the Full Professor level. 

 

In chemical engineering, she has worked extensively in the areas of simulation, design, optimization, control, stochastic modeling, and synthesis of chemical processes.  She has made major contributions to research on batch distillation and this work is well recognized.  Uncertainties are inherent in real world processes. Recognizing this, she started working in 1991 on stochastic modeling, efficient methods for uncertainty analysis, and optimization under uncertainty.  These led to productive contributions in fields as diverse as advanced power systems, sustainability, environmental management, nuclear waste disposal, molecular modeling, pollution prevention, renewable energy systems, and biomedical engineering.  The interdisciplinary nature of the field developed into several research collaborations and in 1999 she founded the Center for Uncertain Systems: Tools for Optimization and Uncertainty (CUSTOM) to foster interactions between various industries, national laboratories and various academic disciplines.  She is the author of more than 135 peer-reviewed research papers, and has given over 300 presentations and seminars, and has chaired numerous sessions in national and international meetings.  She has been the principal advisor to 35 Ph.D. and M.S. students, and has advised several post-doctoral fellows and researchers.  During the past 10 years, her students have won 6 best student paper awards from various AIChE and INFORMS sections at their respective meetings. 

 

She wrote the first book on Batch Distillation in 1994, a second edition of the book is out in 2012.  Her next book was Methods and Tools for Pollution prevention, which she co-edited with Dr. S. Sikdar, Associate Director for Science at the EPA NRMRL.  Her third book was on the broader, discipline independent, field of Applied Optimization (the review of the first edition in OR/MS can be found on http://www.vri-custom.org/pdfs/book3.pdf).  Springer published the second edition of her Applied Optimization book in 2008.  More recently, along with Dr. H. Cabezas, Senior Science Advisor, Sustainable Technology Division, EPA NRMRL, she edited and contributed to Sustainability: a Multidisciplinary Perspective, which is published recently as an e-book from Bentham Science Publishers.   She is currently completing her latest book, Design for Batch and Bio Processes, to be published next year by CRC Press.  She has also written 12 book chapters.

 

Professionally, she is active in the AIChE, having served as a Member of the Executive Committee and as a Director in both the Computers and Systems Analysis division and in the Environmental division.  She was also the first programming chair for AIChE’s Sustainable Engineering Forum.  Other than AIChE, she is also an active in INFORMS and AIMBE.

 

Besides academic research, she is the author of two commercial software packages (BdistSimOpt, Batch Process Technologies, W. Lafayette, IN, and MultiBatchDS, BPRC Inc., Allison Park, PA). She has also served as a consultant to more than 20 companies.  From 1993-94, she worked at Simulation Sciences, CA.

 

During the past eighteen years, she has received grant support from the National Science Foundation, the Sandia National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Argonne National Laboratory, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance, Ford Motor Co., Mallinckrodt Chemicals, and BOC Gases.   Overall, she has had 51 grants with approximately 11.2 million in funding.

 

In 2009, she was elected a Fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).  In the same year, in recognition of her work on batch distillation research for pharmaceutical industries, her work on ecological sustainability, and biomedical engineering she was also elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).  In October 2011, she received the prestigious Cecil Award for Environmental Chemical Engineering from the Environmental Division of AIChE.   She is the first woman to receive this national award in its 39-year history.  In November 2011, she received the Thiele award for outstanding contributions to chemical engineering, awarded by the Chicago chapter of AIChE.  This year, she has been nominated for the prestigious ENI Award from Italy. 

 

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

COURSES CONDUCTED

STUDENTS/RESEARCHERS SUPERVISED

RESEARCH GRANTS

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/RECOGNITION

PUBLICATIONS

CONSULTING

COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS



EDUCATION:

·         Ph.D, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1988.
Dissertation: Simulation, Design and Optimization of Multicomponent Batch Distillation Columns.
Work done in part at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Washington University, St. Louis, as a United Nations Fellow.

·         M.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 1984.

·         B. Tech., Chemical Engineering, Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India, 1982.


EXPERIENCE:

·         Vishwamitra Research Institute, January 2005 - Present.

o    President and Founder

·         University of Illinois at Chicago, August 2002 - Present.

o    Adjunct Professor, Department of Bio Engineering & Computer Science.

o    Professor, Departments of Bio, Chemical, and Industrial Engineering, 2002-2004.

o    Professor, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy (IESP), 2002-2004.

·         Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA October 1988 - August 2002.

o    Director, Center for Uncertain Systems: Tools for Optimization and Management (CUSTOM), 2000-2002.

o    Principal Research Engineer/Professor (Research), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2000-2002.

o    Principal Research Engineer/Professor (Research), Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and the Environmental Institute, 1998 - 2000.

o    Senior Research Engineer, Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and the Environmental Institute, 1994-1998.

o    Research Engineer/Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and the Environmental Institute 1991-1994.

o    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy and Center for Energy and Environmental Studies, 1988-1990.

·         Simulation Sciences Inc. Fullerton, CA. 1990-1991. Development Engineer, PRO/II, BATCHSIM, DATAPREP.

·         University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1986. Visiting Scientist-UNDP Fellowship.

·         Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1986. Visiting Scientist-UNDP Fellowship.

·         Computer Aided Design Center, IIT, Bombay, India April 1985-88. Research Engineer, Software Development Division, Chemical Systems and Processes.


COURSES CONDUCTED:

·       Chemical Process Simulation                                                                        1986

·       Process Control Using Computers                                                               1986

·       Integrated Computer Aided Engineering                                                     1986

·       Advanced Process Synthesis                                                                         1987

·       Applications of Computers in Process Engineering (UNESCO)                 1987

·       Computer Process Control                                                                            1987

·       Computer Aids and Their Use in Metallurgical Engineering                      1988

·       Research Methods (at CMU)                                                                        1993

·       Advances in Process Design (at CMU)                                                         1995

·       Annual Workshop on Batch Distillation for Industries

§  Nov. 1995

§  Mar. 1996

§  June 1997

§  Sep 1998                                                                                         

·       Batch Process Design for Indian Industries                                                  1998

·       EURECHA batch distillation Workshop, Belgium                                           1998                                                   

·       Introduction to Optimization (at CMU)                                                       1998

·       Introduction to Optimization (at CMU)                                                       1999

·       India Energy Workshop (at CMU)                                                               2000

·       Workshop for Optimization Under Uncertainty (at CMU)                        2000

·       Workshop on Batch Distillation, Puerto Rico                                               2000

·       Workshop on Stochastic and Multi-objective Programming (at CMU)     2001

·       Workshop on Industrial Ecology and Optimization, Michigan                  2003

·       Introduction to Applied Optimization (at UIC)                                                2007

·       Introduction to Applied Optimization (at UIC)                                                2008

·       Optimal Control and Applications (at Instituto Technologico de Celaya)    2009

·       Introduction to Applied Optimization (at UIC)                                                2011

·       Introduction to Applied Optimization (at UIC)                                                 2012


STUDENTS/RESEARCHERS SUPERVISED:

Post Doctoral Fellows/Researchers:

·           Carnegie Mellon University

§  Vicente Rico-Ramirez (1999, 2001)

§  Kemal Sahin (2000-2002)

§  Ki-joo Kim (2001-2002)

·       Vishwamitra Research Institute

§  Weiyu Xu (2005-2006)

§  Karthik Subramanyan (2005-2007)

§  Yogendra Shastri (2007-2008)

§  Juan Salzar (2008-2012)

§  Prakash Kotecha(2008-2012)

§  Adrian Lee (2009-2011)

§  Berhane Gabreslassie (2013-)

§  Pahola Thathiana Benavides Gallego (2013-)

 

 

Doctoral Students:

     Primary Advisor

 

Carnegie Mellon University

§  Laura Painton (1991-1994)

§  Prosenjit Chaudhuri (1993-1996)

§  Yan Fu (1997-2000)

§  Manish Tayal(1997-2002)

§  Tim Johnson (1998-1999)

§  Ki-joo Kim (1998-2001)

§  Renyou Wang (1998-2002)

§  Anshu Bhardwaj (joint advisor) (1998-2001)

§  Dominic Boccelli (joint advisor) (1999-2003)   

University of Illinois at Chicago

§  Weiyu Xu (2002-2005)

§  Kedar Kulkarni(2003-2005)

§  Yogendra Shastri (2003-2007)

§  Saadet Ulas (2003-2007)

§  Sheraz Abbasi (2008-2012)

§   Pahola Thathiana Benavides Gallego(2009-2013)

§  Kirti Yenkie (2011-)

§  Amy David (2011-)

 

Co-advisor

·           Carnegie Mellon University

§  Milind Kandlikar (joint advisor) (1992-1994)

§  Venkatesh Narayan (joint advisor) (1993-1996)

§  Boyd Safrit (joint advisor) (1994-1996)

§  Lihua Wang (joint advisor)(1996-2001)

 

Master Students:

·          Carnegie Mellon University

§  Amy Leigh Marks (joint advisor) (1991-1992)

§  Donna Riley (joint advisor)(1993-1995)

§  Karthik Chandrasekhar (1998-2000)

§  Amit Goyal (2000-2002)

§  Xiao Su (2001-2002)

·       University of Illinois at Chicago

§  Karthik Subramanyan (2002-2004)

§  Saadet Ulas (2002-2003)

§  Jeevan Duggempudi (2002-2004)

§  Francesco Baratto (2002-2004)

§  Demetris Josephides (2005-2007)

§  Shiwani Sambarey (joint advisor) (2005-2006)

Undergraduate Research Students:

·       University of Illinois at Chicago

§  Rudra Sinharoy (2007-2008)

§  Chris Eirich (2007-2008)

§  Neel Patel (2007-2008)

§  Richard Reed (2010)

§  Ghinwa Hachem (2011)

§  Manjiri Mohrir(2012)

§  Megan Schwartz(2013)

 


RESEARCH GRANTS:

Principal Investigator:

§  Multi-objective Optimal Sensor Deployment under Uncertainty for Advanced Power System, DOE/NETL(2013), $300,000, 3 years, funded (Single-investigator).

§  Computer Aided Molecular Design (CAMD) For New Adsorbents for Norm Removal From Natural Gas Fracking Produced Water, NSF (2013), $150,000, 1 year, approved for funding (Single-investigator).

§  Network Optimization under Uncertainty, USG Corporation (2013), $45,000, 1 year, funded.

§  Selecting Optimal and Ideal Energized Fluids for Hydraulic Fracturing DOE (2013), $150,000, 9 months, Pending (Single-investigator).

§  Developing More Effective and Environmentally Benign Biocides for Hydraulic Fracturing  NSF (2013), $224,998, 1 year, Pending (Multi-investigator).

§  Designing Environmentally Benign Adsorbents for NORM Removal from Produced Water from Natural Gas Fracking (2013),  EPA, $100,000, 6 months, Pending (Single-investigator).

§  Developing More Effective And Environmentally Benign Fracturing Fluids For Hydraulic Fracturing: Technology Description, FRACLABS (2013), $1,200,000, 3 years, approved for funding.

§  Trans-Atlantic Research and Development Interchange on Sustainability Workshop, NSF (2012), $40,000, 2years, funded.

§  Optimal Control Theory for Sustainability,  Environmental Protection Agency(2011), $50,000, 1 year, funded (Single-Investigator)

§  Integrated Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling for CO2 Capture in Power Plants, EPRI, $375,842, 3 years, funded(Multi-Investigator)

§  Optimal Synthesis of Advanced Power System, DOE/National Energy Technology Laboratories, $500,000, (2009), 2 years, funded  (Single-investigator).

§  Design, Analysis, and Optimization of Integrated Power Plant and Water Management Systems, DOE/NETL, $549,000, (2008), 3 years, funded (Single-investigator).

§  APECS CAPE-OPEN compliant Uncertainty Analysis Framework for Advanced Power Systems, DOE/NETL,  $478,000, (2008), 1.5 years, funded (Single-investigator).

§  Reduced Order Modeling for APECS System for Multi-objective Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis, DOE/National Energy Technology Laboratories, $472,000, (2006), 2 years, funded (Single Investigator).

§  Risk and Uncertainty Analysis Tools for Biorefineries, Los Almos National Laboratories, $490,000, (2005),  2 years, funded (Single investigator).

§  Uncertainty Simulation Features in Greet, Argonne National Laboratories, (2005), 9 months, $57,008, funded (Single-investigator).

§  Optimal Control Theory for Sustainable Environmental Management, EPA/RMRL, (2005), 3 years, $120,000, funded (Single investigator).

§  Development of Uncertainty Analysis Features for Greet Model, $90,000 (2005), 2 years, Argonne National Laboratories, funded (Single-investigator).

§  Stochastic Modeling and FutureGen Plants, National Energy Technology Laboratories, (2004), $105,000, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Integrated Framework for Greener Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling, (2003), $244,961, National Science Foundation, 3 years, funded (Single-investigator).

§  Water Security Networks: Sensors and Control, National Science Foundation, $100,000, (2003),1 year, Funded.

§  Value of Research and Vision 21 Power Plants, National Energy Technology Laboratories, (2003), $120,000, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Characterizing Sampling Error for Optimization under Uncertainty: A Fractal Dimension Approach, National Science Foundation, Supplemental grant, (2003), $115,000, 1 year, funded (Single-Investigator).

§  Designing for Environment: A Multi-objective Framework Under Uncertainty, NSF/EPA initiative (2003), $146,000, 1.5 years, Funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  An Efficient Approach to Nonlinear Programming Under Uncertainty, Sandia National Laboratories (2002), $250,000, 2 years, Funded  (Single-investigator grant).

§  Fuel cells in automotive: health and environmental impacts, (2003), $82,557, National Energy Laboratories, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator).

§  CUSTOM mini-conference on Applied Optimization Under Uncertainty seed grant (2001), $5,000, Sandia National Laboratories , 3 months, funded (Single-investigator).

§  Value of Research and Fuel Cell Power Systems, National Energy Technology Laboratories, (2001-2002), $100,000, 1 years, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Characterizing Sampling Error for Optimization Under Uncertainty: A Fractal Dimension Approach, National Science Foundation, SGER, (2001-2002), $100,000, 1 year, funded (Lead investigator, Multi-investigator grant).

§  Synthesizing Hybrid Fuel Cells Power Systems, National Energy Technology Laboratories, (2001-2002), $75,000, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  A Seed Grant Proposal for Center for Optimization Under Uncertainty, Sandia National Laboratories (2000), $25,000, six months, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Designing for Environment: A Multi-objective Framework Under Uncertainty, NSF/EPA initiative (2000), $255,000, 3 years, Funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  An Efficient Approach to Nonlinear Programming Under Uncertainty, Sandia National Laboratories (2000), $385,000, 3 years, Funded funding (Single-investigator grant).

§  A Multi-objective Optimization Framework for Vision 21 Power Plants, Federal Energy Technology Center (2000), $250,000, one year, funded funding (Single-investigator grant).

§  Modeling and Optimization of Integrated Environmental Control Process for Air Pollution Removal and Byproduct Recovery (2000), Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (2000), $48,000, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Stochastic Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems, National Renewable Energy Laboratories (1998), $370,000, 3 years, funded funding (Single-investigator grant).

§  Designing Microwave Reactors, Governors Technology, (1999-2000), $28,500, 6 months,  funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Synthesizing Optimal Batch Distillation Configurations, National Science Foundations (1998), $265,000, 3 years, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Black Box Optimization of Heat Exchanger Design, AMOCO Corporation, (1998), $10,000, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Optimal Design and Synthesis of the NOx Reduction Process, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Alliance (PITA)  (1998), $166,000, 2 years, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  Computer Aided Chemical Process Design Methodologies for Pollution Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, (1997), $266,000, 4 years, funded (Single-investigator grant).

§  A Process Analysis Approach to Pollution Prevention, National Science Foundation (1997), $250,000, 3 years, funded (Lead Investigator, Multi-investigator grant)

§  Process Analysis Under Uncertainty: A Fractal Dimension Approach, Faculty Research Fund, (1996), $7,250, 1 year, funded(Single-investigator grant)..

§  Optimal Design and Synthesis of Heat Exchangers, AMOCO Corporation, (1995-96), $35,000, 6 months, funded(Single-investigator grant).

§  Optimal Design for Packed Columns for NOx removal from flue gas, Ben Franklin Technology Center, (1993), $22,434, 6 months, funded(Single-investigator grant)..

§  Optimal Design for Packed Columns for NOx removal from flue gas, Ben Franklin Technology Center, (1994-1995), $32,930, 1 year, funded (Single-investigator grant).

 

Co-Principal Investigator:

§  Biomimetic, Self-Organizing, Adaptive Control System Development for Fossil Energy Plants, DOE/NETL (2013), $1,500,000, 3 years, funded (Multi-invstigator)

§  EPRI: ARID (Advanced Research in Dry) Cooling Concepts for Power Plants, NSF/EPRI (2013), $1,275,618, 3 years, pending (Multi-investigator).

§  Life Cycle and Economic Impact of Bio-based Production, (2003), National Science Foundation, $ 99,691, 1 year, funded.

§  Stochastic Modeling and Simulation in Design, Pennsylvania Infrastructure Alliance (PITA)  (2001-2002), $140,000, 1 year, funded.

§  Development and Application of Optimal Design Capability for Coal Gasification System, FETC(1998), $200,000, 1 year, funded.

§  Stochastic Nonlinear Parameter Estimation and Optimal Mechanism Selection for the Gas-Phase Reactions Derived from Smog Chamber Experiments (with University of Colorado, Boulder), California Air Resources Board, (1996), $100,000, 2 years, funded. 

§  Stochastic Optimization and Process Synthesis of Integrated Environmental Control Processes, Morgantown Energy Technology Center ,(1997-1998), $450,000, 2 years, funded.

§  Development and Application of Optimal Designs for Coal Gasification Systems, U.S. Department of Energy, (1992-1996), $844,109, 4 years, funded.

 

Excluding pending grants, total funding as PI and Co-PI has 51 grants with approximately 11.2 million in 20 years.

 


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/RECOGNITION:

Awards and Honors

§  2014 ENI award nominee

§   Sustainability Student Paper Award (Co-author: Pahola Benavides), AIChE Annual Meeting, 2013

§  Distillation expert, Global Beam Summit, 2013.

§  31st edition of American Men & Women of Science, 2012.

§  2011 Thiele award for outstanding contribution to chemical engineering

§  2011 AIChE National Award Winner: Cecil Award for Environmental Chemical Engineering. First woman to get the award.

§  Fellow American Institute of Chemical Engineering (2009)

§  Fellow American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2009)

§  2007 Environmental Division Research Paper Award (Co-author, Yogendra Shastri), AIChE Environmental Division.

§  Empire Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, Honors Edition, 2004-2005.

§  Best Student Paper Award (Co-author: S. Ulas, V. Rico-Ramirez)INFORMS/CUSTOM Symposium, 2003.

§  Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award Nominee, 2002-2003.

§  2001 Kirkpatrick award by chemical engineering magazine.

§  2001 Separations Division Student Paper Award (Co-author K. Kim), AIChE Separations Division

§  2001 Environmental Division Research Paper Award (Co-author, K. Kim), AIChE Environmental Division.

§  Who's who in Science and Engineering, 4-th Edition, 1997

§  Who's who in Engineering, American Association of Engineering Society Inc., 1994

§  United Nations Development Program Fellowship, 1986

§  Government of India Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 1978-1982.

 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE):

§  Fellow, AIChE, 2009-Present

§  Programming Chair, Sustainable Engineering Forum, AIChE 2003-2006

§  Executive Committee Member, Sustainable Engineering Forum, AIChE, 2002-2006.

§  National Programming Committee Member, AIChE, 2003-2006

§  Programming co-Chair, Environmental Division, AIChE 2003-2004.

§  Chair, Process Development, Environmental Division AIChE 2002-present

§  Vice Chair, Process Development, Environmental Division, AIChE 1998-2001

§  Director, Environmental Division, AIChE, 1999-2001

§  CAST , Computer Aided Design (Area 10A) Programming Chair for 2000

§  Director, Computers and Systems Technology Division (CAST), AIChE, 1997-2000

§  Chaired number of sessions in national and local AIChE meetings

 

 

American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE):

§  Fellow, AIMBE, 2009-Present

§  On AIMBE College of Fellows evaluations subcommittee

 

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS):

§  Midwest conference co-chair, 2003

§  Chaired number of sessions in national and local INFORMS meetings.

 

Editor/Co-Editor/Editorial Board:

§  Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2010-present

§  Environmental Progress, Special Issue on Risk Management & Analysis, 2003-2004

§  Annals of Operations Research Special Issue on Applied Optimization Under Uncertainty, 2001-2003.

§  NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Methods and Tools for Pollution Prevention, Prague, Czech Republic, October 1998.

 

Conference/Mini-symposium Chair:

§  INFORMS/CUSTOM Symposium, Chicago, May 2003.

§  CUSTOM Mini-conference on Applied Optimization under Uncertainty, Pittsburgh, December, 2001.

§  Mini-symposium on Optimization Under Uncertainty, First SIAM meeting on Computational Science and Technology, CSE001, Washington DC, September, 2000.

§  AIChE Topical Conference on Managing Environmental Risks, Houston, TX, March 1999.

§  AIChE Topical Conference on Batch Process Design and Operations, New Orleans, LA, March 1998.

 

International/National Committees:

§  Advisory Committee, Chemical and Biological Engineering Department, University of Missouri, Rolla, MO, 2006-2007

§  Chair, External Examination Board, Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Surrey, UK, 2003-2006.

§  External Examiner, Dalhousie University, Canada, 2006

§  External Examiner, University of Delft, Netherlands, 2005

§  International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and Control (ISPSEC'03), Mumbai, India, January 2003.

§  Scientific Committee START program, Austrian Science Fund – Department of Natural and Technical Sciences (2003-).

§  53rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, PRES03, Hamilton, Canada, October 2003.

§  Advisor, EU-sponsored SUPREME project on Sustainable Growth within the Chemical Process Industries, 2003

§  15-th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, PRES02, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2002..

§  4-th Conference, Process Integration Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Savings and Pollution Reduction, PRES01, Florence, Italy, April 2001.

 

Session Chair/Co-chair:

§  Applications of Stochastic Programming in Energy and Industry, 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

§  CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration I, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

§  Synthesis and Design for Water Systems,  2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

§  Sustainability Metrics at the Process and Product Level, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

§  Design for Sustainable Processes, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

§  Sustainability Metrics at the Process and Product Level, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

§  CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration I, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

§  CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration II, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

§  CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration III, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

§  Applied Stochastic Programming, 2011 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC

§  Sustainability Metrics At the Process and Product Level, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

§  Sustainability Metrics, Indicators and Life Cycle Assessment, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

§  CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

§  Design of Sustainable Processes, 2011 AIChE Spring National Meeting, Chicago, IL.

§  CO2 Capture, Control and Sequestration , AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010

§  Solvent and Membrane Processes for Carbon Capture, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2010

§  Sustainable Energy Systems, AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, 2010.

§  Stochastic Programming, International Symposium of Math Programming, ISMP, Chicago, 2009.

§  Design for Sustainability, AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2008.

§  Biomass Processing beyond Ethanol, AIChE Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, 2008.

§  Fuel Processing Session I: Modeling & System Integration, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, 2005.

§  Fuel Cell Technology III: System Integration & Performance, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, 2005.

§  Design for Sustainability, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, 2005.

§  Plenary Session I: Sustainability Multidisciplinary Topics, Cincinnati, 2005

§  Fuel Cell Modeling and Optimization, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, 2004.

§  Reactions In and Other Applications of Benign Solvents, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, 2004.

§  Fuel Processing Session I: Modeling and System Integration, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin 2004.

§  Fuel Processing Session III: Reactor Development and Modeling, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin 2004.

§  Environmental Risk Management and Uncertainty Analysis, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

§   Modeling Fuel Cell Systems I, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2003.

§  Plenary Session, Managing Risk in an Uncertain Environment, INFORMS/CUSTOM Symposium, 2003.

§  Industrial Ecology and Management / Operations Research, 2003 International Society for Industrial Ecology Second International Conference, Michigan, 2003.

§   Modeling of Fuel Cells Behavior, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2003.

§  Dynamics and Control of Electrochemical Systems, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2003.

§  Modeling Fuel Cells Systems, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2002.

§  Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Prevention, CHISA 2002, Prague, Czech Republic, 2002.

§  Advances in Environmental Technology, AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2002.

§  Applied Stochastic Programming, INFORMS International, Maui, Hawaii, 2001.

§  Design for Energy and Environment-I, AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, 2001.

§  Design for Energy and Environment-II, AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, 2001.

§  Environmental Applications in Design and Optimization, AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA 2000.

§  Management of Energy and Environmental Resources, AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.

§  Poster Session A: Recent Developments in Systems and Process Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA 2000.

§  Design for Environment and Safety, AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2000.

§  Risk Analysis and Management, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1999.

§  Recent Developments in Systems and Process Design, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1999.

§  Design for the Environment, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1999.

§  Advances and Applications in Statistical Quality Control and Statistical Process Control, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1999.

§  Clean Products and Processes II, Engineering Foundation Conference, 1999.

§  Industrial Applications of Optimization, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1998.

§  Batch Process Design, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1998.

§  Batch Process Scale Up and Operations, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1998.

§  Batch Process Design and Operations: Methods and Tools, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1998.

§  Process Design for Pollution Prevention-I, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1998.

§  Process Design for Pollution Prevention-II, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1998.

§  Integral Benign Design, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1997.

§  Clean Products and Processes, Engineering Foundation Conference, San Diego, June 1997.

§  Environmental Considerations for Simulation and Operations, AIChE Spring Meeting, 1996.

§  Recent Developments in Process Design, European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-6), 1996.

§  Advanced in Process Synthesis, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1995.

§  Batch Process Design and Scheduling, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1995.

§  Advances in Process Synthesis, AIChE Annual Meeting, 1995.

§  Environmental Considerations for Process Simulation and Operations II, AIChE Spring National Meeting, 1994.

 

Invited Panelist:

§  Solid state Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Workshop, Washington DC, March 2001.

§  Fuel Cells Workshop, Department of Energy, Morgantown, WV, April 2000.

§  Hybrid Methods for Waste Minimization, National Science Foundation Workshop, July, 1999.

§  Vision 21 Workshop, Department of Energy, December, 1998.

§  Workshop on Modeling and Simulation 97, Los Alamos Laboratory, September, 1997.

§  Workshop on Pollution Prevention by Design, Office of Industrial Technology, Department of Energy, February, 1995.

§  Workshop on Future Research Issues in Process Design for Environmental Consideration, Sponsored by Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and AIChE Waste Reduction Technology Division, December 1992.

 

Plenary/Keynote/Invited Speaker/Invited Presentation:

§  Cecil Award Lecture, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN November 2011.

§  Sustainable Energy Plenary, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 2011.

§  DOE Workshop Optimization in Energy Systems, Snowbird, August 2010.

§  XX National Meeting of Students of Chemical Engineering and Process Engineering in Colombia, XX ENEIQ Barranquilla 2010, July 2010

§  Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, February 2010.

§  Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Jan. 2010.

§  Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Jan. 2010.

§  Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UIC, December 2009.

§  Gas Technology Institute, Des Plains, November 2009.

§  BP North America, Naperville, October 2009.

§  Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design, June 2009.

§  EPRI Workshop on Fundamental Challenges of CO2 Capture, May 2009.

§  National Renewable Energy Laboratories, April 2009.

§  Decision Making Workshop, EPA, Cincinnati, March, 2009.

§  Electric Power Research Institute, February, 2009.

§  Instituto Technologico de Celaya, Celaya, Mexico,  January, 2009.

§  Research Scholar’s Confluence, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, October, 2008.

§  BP North America, Naperville, June 2008.

§  Fourth International Workshop on Fisher Information, Tucson, Arizona, April 2008.

§  Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, November 2007.

§  ASPEN Tech, WebCAST, January 2006.

§  National Chemical Laboratories, Pune, India, July 2005.

§  AIChE Local Section Meeting, May 2005.

§  Chemical Engineering at the Cross Roads of Technology, Chicago, April 2005.

§  Chemcon 2004, Mumbai, December 2004.

§  Workshop on Understanding Sustainability: Models, Data, and Policy, Seggau, Austria, October 2004.

§   Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, September 2004.

§  EPA, NRMRL, Cincinnati, OH, August 2004.

§  2004 Process Development Symposium: Working Right on the Right Thing, Oak Brook, IL, June 2004.

§  UOP Invitational Lecture Series, Des Plains, IL, February 2004.

§  6th  Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, PRES03, Ontario, Canada, October, 2003.

§  US Environment-2003, Online Conference, July, 2003.

§  Society of Women Engineers Mentor Dinner Speaker, January 2003.

§  WISE Mentor Panel Member, January 2003.

§  National Energy Technology Laboratories, Morgantown, January 2003.

§  International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and Control (ISPSEC'03), Mumbai, India, January 2003.

§  Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, December, 2002

§  INFORMS Local Chapter, Chicago, IL, November, 2002

§  Department of Industrial & Mechanical Engineering, November, 2002

§  Argonne National Laboratories, Argonne, IL,  November, 2002

§  University of Surrey, UK, October 2002.

§  NASA Langley Research Center,  Hampton, VA, October 2002.

§  Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 2002.

§  Industrial Advisory Board Meeting, College of Engineering, UIC, IL, October 2002.

§  UOP, Chicago, October 2002.

§  Institute for Environmental Science & Policy, Advisory Board Meeting, UIC, IL, September, 2002.

§  International Congress of Chemical and Process Systems Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2002.

§  University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February, 2002.

§  University of Texas A & M, College Station, TX, January, 2002.

§  University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, November, 2001.

§  University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, October, 2001.

§  National Energy Technology Laboratories, Pittsburgh,PA, June 2001.

§  Sandia National Laboratories, NM, June 2001.

§  University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, November 2000.

§  Merck Sharp and Dohme Lecture Series in Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, October 2000.

§  Mallinckrodt Chemicals, St. Louis, MO, October 2000.

§  University of Vazprem, Vazprem, Hungary, July 2000.

§  National Renewable Energy Center, Golden, CO, April 2000.

§  AWMA Workshop, Chadwick, PA, April, 2000.

§  Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, April, 2000.

§  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ,  March, 2000.

§  Sandia National Laboratories, Albuqurque, NM, October 1999.

§  Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown, WV, July 1999.

§  Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany, Summer 1993.

§  Department of Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, February 1999.

§  Mallickrodt Chemicals, St. Louis, MO, February 1999.

§  Distillation Workshop, Chicago, IL, February 1999.

§  National Renewable Energy Laboratories, Golden, CO, February 1999.

§  Norton Chemicals, Akron, OH, November, 1998.

§  ALCOA Technical Center, PA, October 1998.

§  Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, September 1998.

§  NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Methods and Tools for Pollution Prevention, Prague, Czech Republic, October 1998.

§  Department of Chemical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, September 1998.

§  University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, January 1998.

§  Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, January 1998

§  Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, August 1997.

§  Monsanto Chemicals, Pensicola, Fl, August 1997.

§  Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Richland, WA, May 1997.

§  Cray Research/Silicon Graphics, Minneapolis, MN, March 1997.

§  Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, December 1996.

§  BF Goodrich, Brecksville, OH, July 1996.

§  Centre for Process Integration, Imperial College, London, UK, June 1996.

§  Department of Process Integration, UMIST, Manchester, UK, June 1996.

§  Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1996.

§  Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, January 1996.

§  Gordon Conference on Separations, 1994.

 

Reviewer:

§  AIChE Journal,  1991- present

§  Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research,  1992- present

§  Computers and Chemical Engineering,  1992- present

§  Chemical Engineering Communications,  1992- present

§  Chemical Engineering Science,  1993- present

§  The Chemical Engineer,  1994- present

§  Chemical Engineering Research & Design,  1996- present

§  Advances in Environmental Research,  1997- present

§  Chemical Engineering & Processing,  1998- present

§  Clean Products and Processes,  1998- present

§  Environmental Science and Technology, 1999-present

§  Annals of Operations Research, 1998-present

§  Carnegie Mellon University Patents,  1992- present

§  National Science Foundations,  1997- present

§  Petroleum Research Fund,  1997- present

§  Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 1998-present

§  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council,  1999- present

§  European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, 1996- present

§  Separation Science and Technology, 1999-present

§  Awards Committee, AIChE CAST Division, 1998-present

§  International Conference on Process Systems Engineering, 2000-present.

§  European Journal of Control, 2000-present

§  EPA Panel Review, 2000-present.

§  EPA Technical Qualification Board, 2000-present.

§  Clean Products and Processes, 2000-present

§  Fluid Phase Equilibria, 2001-present.

§  Mathematics Evaluation Panel, Portugal, 2001-present.

§  Nomination Committee, Environmental Division, 2001-present.

§  Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2001-present

§  START Evaluation Panel, Austria, 2002-2003

§  Journal of Power Sources, 2004-present

§  International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2005-present

§  Ecological Modeling, 2005-present

§  Engineering Optimization, 2008-present

§  IIIE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, 2008-present.

§  Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design, 2008-2009.

§  Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2010-present

§  Clean Technology and Environmental Policy, 2010-present.

§  Applied Energy, 2010-present

§  Energy Systems, 2010-present

§  IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2011-present

§  EPA Panel, 2012-present

§   Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2013-present

 

University of Illinois at Chicago:

§  Steering Committee Member, IESP, 2002-2003

§  Associate Director of Graduate Studies, 2002

§  Graduate Committee Member, 2002-2003

§  Faculty Advisor Society of Women Engineers, 2002-

§  WISE Mentor, 2002-

 


PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

1)        Better Optimization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems (BONUS) Algorithm with Real World Applications, (2013), in preparation to be published as optimization briefs by Springer.

2)        Batch Processing: Modeling and Design, (2013), in press to be published by CRC Publishers.

3)        Cabezas H. and U. Diwekar, Eds. “Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives”, (2012) e-book, Benthamsbooks.org.

4)        Diwekar U. M.; "Batch Distillation: Simulation, Optimal Design and Control: Second Edition, (2011), CRC Publishers.

5)          Diwekar U. M; “Introduction to Applied Optimization, Second Edition”, (2008), Springer-Verlag, Cambridge, MA.

6)          Diwekar U. M.; "Introduction to Applied Optimization ", (2003), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

7)          Sikdar S. and U. Diwekar, Eds.; "Methods and Tools for Pollution Prevention";, (1999), NATO Series on Series on Pollution Prevention, Kluwer Publications, UK.

8)          Diwekar U. M.; "Batch Distillation: Simulation, Optimal Design and Control";, (1995), Taylor & Francis International Publishers, Washington D.C

Chapters:

1.      U. Diwekar. (2012) A Systems Analysis Perspective of Green Design, Green Energy, and Sustainability. In Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Benthamsbooks.org.

2.      U. Diwekar. (2012) Summary. In Sustainability: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives, Benthamsbooks.org.

3.      U. Diwekar (2010) Optimization under Uncertainty in Process Systems Engineering. In Ullman’s Encylopedia of Process Systems Engineering, Wiley-VCH.

4.      Y. Shastri and U. Diwekar. (2009) Industrial pollution management: A sustainability perspective. Invited chapter in New Research in Chemical Engineering, Nova Science Publishers.

5.      Y. Shastri and U. Diwekar. (2009) Freshwater ecosystem conservation and management: A control theory approach. Chapter in Freshwater Ecosystems: Biodiversity, Management and Conservation, Nova Science Publishers.

6.      Diwekar U. and S. Ulas, "Sampling Techniques"; (2007), Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Online Edition, 26,998.

7.      Kim K. and U. Diwekar; "Batch Distillation"; (2005), 107-150, in Batch Processes, Korovessi and Linninger editors, CRC Press.

8.      Diwekar U. and M. Small; "Process Analysis Approach to Industrial Ecology"; (2001) 114-137, in Handbook of Industrial Ecology, Ayers R. and L. Ayers editors, Edward Elgar Ltd, UK.

9.      Fu Y., U. Diwekar, D. Young, and H. Cabezas, "Designing for Environment";, (2001), 295-318, Process Design Tools for the Environment, Sikdar S. and M. EL-Halwagi editors, Taylor and Francis Publishers, Washington D.C.

10.  Rico-Ramirez V. and U. Diwekar; "Multicomponent Distillation"; (2000),1071-1081, in Encyclopedia of Separation Science, Academic Press, London UK.

11.  Diwekar U., "Process Design for Environmental Problems", (1999), 277-299,in Methods and Tools for Pollution Prevention, Sikdar S. and U. Diwekar editors, NATO Series on Series on Pollution Prevention, Kluwer Publications, UK.

12.  Chaudhuri P. and U. Diwekar; "Pollution Prevention by Design"; Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation; (1998), 3772-3791, Robert A. Meyers editor, John Wiley & Sons New York, NY.

Papers in Refereed Journals:

1)        Benavides P. and U. Diwekar, (2013) “Comparing Continuous and Batch Process Performance for Biodiesel Production” invited paper, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 32, 11.

2)        Salazar J., U. Diwekar, K. Joback, A. Berger, and A. Bhowan (2013), “ Solvent Selection for Post-combustion CO2 Capture”, Energy Procedia 37, 257.

3)        Yenkie K., U. Diwekar, and V. Bhalerao (2013), “Modeling the Superovulation stage in In-vitro Fertilization”, IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering 60(11), 3003.

4)        Sheraz A. and U. Diwekar (2014), “Optimizing Continuous Biodiesel Production under Uncertainty”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 16, 79.

5)        Salazar J., U. Diwekar, E. Constantinescu  and V. Zavala (2013), “Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water Management in Cooling-constrained Power Plants”,  Applied Energy 112,  12

6)        Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar (2013), “Stochastic Optimal Control of Batch Crystallization with Ito Processes”, invited paper, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 13, 52, 108.

7)        Benavides P. and U. Diwekar (2013), “Solving Various Optimal Control Problems for Bio-diesel Production, Fuel , 103, 585.

8)        Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas (2013), “Model Based Approach to Study the Impact of Biofuels on the Sustainability of an Integrated System”, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 15, 21.

9)        Lee A. and U. Diwekar (2012), “Optimal Sensor Placement in Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power Systems”, Applied Energy, 99,255.

10)    Yenkie K. , U. Diwekar, V. Bhalerao (2012), Modeling the Superovulation stage in IVF, I.A. Karimi and Rajagopalan Srinivasan (Editors), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, 15-19 July 2012, Singapore, Page 840.

11)    Salazar J. and U. Diwekar (2012), “Optimal Synthesis for the Feed-Water-Heater Network of a Pulverized Coal (PC) Power to Minimize Water Consumption”, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, 15-19 July 2012, Singapore, Page  450.

12)    Benavides P. and U. Diwekar (2012), “Solving Various Optimal Control Problems for Bio-diesel Production under Uncertainty, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, 15-19 July 2012, Singapore, Page 385.

13)    Salazar J., S. Zitney, and U. Diwekar (2011) “Minimization of Water Consumption under Uncertainty for a Pulverized Coal Power Plant”, Environmental Science and Technology, Water-Energy Nexus Virtual Issue, 45, 4545.

14)    Salazar J., U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney (2011), “Rigorous-simulation Pinch-Technology Refined Approach for Process Synthesis of the Water–Gas Shift Reaction System in an IGCC Process with Carbon Capture”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 1863.

15)    Salazar J. and U.Diwekar (2011), “An Efficient Stochastic Optimization Framework for Studying the Impact of Seasonal Variation on the Minimum Water Consumption of Pulverized Coal (PC) Power Plants”, Energy Systems, 2, 263.

16)    Benavides P. and U. Diwekar (2011), “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor Part I:Deterministic Control “, Fuel, 94, 211.

17)    Benavides P. and U. Diwekar (2011), “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor Part II: Stochastic Control “,Fuel, 94, 218.

18)    Francisco Lopez-Villarreala, Vicente Rico-Ramirez, Guillermo González-Alatorrea, Pedro A. Quintana-Hernandeza and Urmila M. Diwekar (2012), A Mathematical Programming Approach to Pollution Trading “, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, 5922.

19) Subramanyan K., U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney (2011), “Stochastic Modeling and Multi-objective Optimization for the APEC System” Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 2667. 

20)      Shastri Y., U. Diwekar and S. Mehrotra.,(2011),”An innovative trading approach for mercury waste management, International Journal of Innovation Science, 3, 9.

21)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar (2011), “Stochastic Modeling for Uncertainty Analysis and Multi-objective Optimization of IGCC System with Single-stage Coal Gasification”, Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 4879.

22)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri (2011), “Design for Environment:A State of the Art Review”, invited paper,  Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy , 13(2), 227.

23)      Salazar J.,  U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney (2010), “Stochastic Simulation of Pulverized Coal (PC) Processes”, Energy & Fuels, 24, 4961.

24)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Green Process Design, Green Energy, and Sustainability: A Systems Analysis Perspective”, invited paper,(2010), Computers and chemical, 34, 1348.

25)      Ulas S.and Diwekar U.M., Blood Glucose Regulation with Stochastic Optimal Control for Insulin-Dependent Diabetic Patients ,(2010), Chemical Engineering Science, 65, 1227.

26)      Vicente Rico-Ramirez[1], Miguel A. Reyes-Mendoza, Pedro A. Quintana-Hernandez, Jesus A. Ortiz-Cruz, Salvador Hernandez-Castro, Urmila Diwekar, “Fisher Information on the Performance of Dynamics Systems”, (2010), Industrial and Engineering Research, 49, 1812.

27)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, Green Process Design, Green Energy, and Sustainability, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Halwagi M. and A. Linninger Eds., 39.

28)      Shastri Y., J. Salazar, and U. Diwekar, Multi-objective Optimization Analysis of the IGCC System with Chemical Looping Combusion, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Halwagi M. and A. Linninger Eds., 479.

29)      Abbasi S. and U. Diwekar, Stochastic Modeling of Biodiesel Production Process, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Halwagi M. and A. Linninger Eds., 639.

30)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, Minimization of Fresh Water Consumption for Particulate Carbon (PC) Power Plants, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Halwagi M. and A. Linninger Eds., 649.

31)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, L-Shaped BONUS algorithm with application to water pollutant trading, (2008), In Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, 9417.

32)      Shastri Y. , U. Diwekar, H. Cabezas, and J. Williamson., Is Sustainability Achievable? Exploring the Limits of Sustainability with Model Systems, (2008), Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 6710.

33)      Shastri Y. ,U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, "Optimal Control Theory for Sustainable Environmental Management", (2008),Environmental Science and Technology, 42, 5322.

34)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar. "Optimal control of lake pH for mercury bioaccumulation control", (2008), Ecological Modelling, 216,1.

35)      Y. Shastri and U. Diwekar, "Integrated Waste Management using a Systems Theory Approach", Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Operations (FOCAPO 2008): Multi-scale Integration of R &D, Manufacturing and Optimization for Enterprise-wide Operations, pp. 279-282, Cambridge, MA 2008.

36)      Subramanyan K., Y. Wu, U. Diwekar and M. Q. Wang, "Uncertainties in LCA: New Stochastic Simulation Capability Applied to the GREET Model", (2008),International Journal of LCA, 13,278.

37)      Rico-Ramirez, S. Frausto-Hernandez, U. Diwekar, and S. Hernandez-Castro "Water networks security: A two-stage mixed-integer stochastic program for sensor placement under uncertainty", (2007), Computers and chemical Engineering, 31, 565.

38)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, "Optimizing Model Complexity with Application to Fuel Cell Based Power Systems", (2007), invited paper, Chemical Engineering and Processing, 46,1116.

39)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, "Molecular Simulations for Environmental Property Predictions: An Efficient Sampling Approach, (2006), invited paper, Special Issue on Frontiers in Molecular Simulation, Molecular Simulations, 32, 315.

40)      Bocccelli D., M. Small, and U. Diwekar, "Drinking Water Treatment Plant Design for Particulate Removal Incorporating Variability and Uncertainty", (2007) Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 133(3), 303.

41)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, "Sustainable Ecosystem Management using Optimal Control Theory: Part I (Deterministic Systems), (2006), Journal of Theoretical Biology, 241, 506.

42)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, "Sustainable Ecosystem Management using Optimal Control Theory: Part II (Stochastic Systems), (2006), Journal of Theoretical Biology, 241, 522.

43)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, "Multi-objective integrated Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling under Uncertainty using New Genetic Algorithms", (2006), invited paper,International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 29, 70.

44)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Algorithm for Large Scale Stochastic Nonlinear Programming Problems", (2006), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 30, 864.

45)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, "Integrating Product and Process Design with Optimal Control: A Case Study of Solvent Recycling, (2006)Chemical Engineering Science, 61, 2001.

46)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, "Sensor Placement in Water Networks: A Stochastic Programming Approach", (2006) Journal of Water Resources, Planning and Management, 132, 192.

47)      U. Diwekar and Y. Shastri. "Sustainability science and engineering: Defining principles. Martin A.Abraham (Ed.), Elsevier, 2006. Review for Environmental Progress.

48)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, "Value of Research Methodology and Hybrid Power Plant Design", (2006), Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research., 45, 681.

49)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, "Environmentally Friendly Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation System Design: Integration of Solvent Selection and Process Design", (2005) Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 4061.

50)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, "Improved genetic algorithms for deterministic optimization and optimization under uncertainty-Part I: Algorithms Development", (2005), Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 7132.

51)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, "Improved genetic algorithms for deterministic optimization and optimization under uncertainty-Part II: Solvent Selection under Uncertainty", (2005), Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 7138.

52)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, "Characterization of Uncertainties in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Plant", (2005), Journal of Power Sources, 142, 103.

53)      Ulas S., U. Diwekar, M. Stadtherr, "Uncertainties in Parameter Estimation and Optimal Control in Batch Distillation", (2005), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 29, 1805.

54)      Diwekar U., "From Green Process Design to Industrial Ecology to Sustainability", (2005), invited paper, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 44, 215.

55)      Barrato F. and U. Diwekar, "Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Based Auxillary Power Units, Part I: System Performance and Cost models", (2005) ,Journal of Power Sources, 139, 205.

56)      Barrato F. and U. Diwekar, "Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cell Based Auxillary Power Units, Part II: Health, Environmental Impacts and Life Cycle Assessment", (2005) Journal of Power Sources, 139, 214.

57)      Barrato F. and U. Diwekar, "Multi-objective Optimization of Fuel Cell Based APUs", (2005) Journal of Power Sources, 139,197.

58)      Barrato F. and U. Diwekar, "Life Cycle Assessment of Fuel Cell Based APUs", (2005) Journal of Power Source, 139, 188.

59)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, "Thermodynamic Uncertainties in Batch Processing and Optimal Control", (2004), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 28, 2245.

60)      V. Rico-Ramirez and U. Diwekar, "Stochastic Maximum Principle for Optimal Control under Uncertainty", (2004), Computers & Chemical Engineering, 28, 2845.

61)      Boccelli D. , M. Small, and U. Diwekar, "Treatment Plant Design for Particulate Removal: Effects of Flow Rate and Particulate Characteristics", (2004), Journal of American Water Works Association, 96,77.

62)      Kim, K.-J., U.M. Diwekar, K.G. Tomazi, "Entrainer Selection and Solvent Recycling in Complex Batch Distillation", (2004), Chemical Engineering Communications, 191, 1606.

63)      Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "BONUS: Better Optimization algorithm for Nonlinear Uncertain Systems", (2004) ,Annals of Operations Research, 132, 47.

64)      Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Sampling Approach to Multi-objective Optimization", (2004) , Annals of Operations Research, 132, 109.

65)      Wang R., U. Diwekar, and C. Gregoire-Padro, "Latin Hypercube Hammersley Sampling for Risk and Uncertainty Analysis", (2004), Environmental Progress., 23, 141.

66)      Ponce-Ortega J. M., V. Rico-Ramirez, S. Hernandez-Castro, U. Diwekar,"Improving Convergence of the Stochastic Decomposition Algorithm by Using an Efficient Sampling Technique", (2004), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 28, 767.

67)      K. Subramanyan, U. Diwekar, A. Goyal "Multi-objective Optimization of Hybrid Fuel Cells Power Systems under Uncertainty", (2004), Journal of Power Sources, 132. 99.

68)      Rico-Ramirez V., B. Morel, and U. Diwekar, "Real Option Theory from Finance to Batch Distillation", (2003), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 27, 1867.

69)      Diwekar U., "Greener by Design", (2003), invited Paper, Environmental Science and Technology, 37, 5432.

70)      Diwekar U., "Optimization under Uncertainty in Chemical Engineering", (2003), invited paper, Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences, No. 3&4, 267.

71)      Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Cost Effective Environmental Management for Utilities", (2003), invited paper, Advances in Environmental Research, 8, 173.

72)      Diwekar U., "A Novel Sampling Approach to Combinatorial Optimization under Uncertainty", (2003), Computational Optimization and Applications, 24, 335.

73)      Kim, K.-J. and U.M. Diwekar, "Hammersley Stochastic Annealing: Efficiency Improvement for Combinatorial Optimization Under Uncertainty", (2002), IIE Transaction on Operations Engineering, 34 (9), 761.

74)      Kim, K.-J. and U.M. Diwekar, "Solvent Selection and Recycling for Continuous Processes", (2002), invited paper, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 4479.

75)      Kim, K.-J. and U.M. Diwekar, "Efficient Combinatorial Optimization Under Uncertainty--Part I. Algorithmic Development", (2002), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 1276.

76)      Kim, K.-J. and U.M. Diwekar, "Efficient Combinatorial Optimization Under Uncertainty--Part II. Application to Stochastic Solvent Selection", (2002), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41, 1285.

77)      Kim, K.-J., U.M. Diwekar, and K.G. Joback, "Greener Solvent Selection under Uncertainty", (2001), ACS Symposium Series No. 819 Clean Solvents: Alternative Media for Chemical Reactions and Processing, Martin Abraham and Luc Moens (Editors), American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.

78)      Johnson T. L. and U. M. Diwekar, "Hanford Waste Blending and the Value of Research: Stochastic Optimization as a Policy Tool", Journal of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis,(2001), 10, 87.

79)      Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "New Era in Batch Distillation: Computer Aided Analysis, Design, and Control", (2001), invited Paper, Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 17 (2), 111.

80)      Tayal M. and U. Diwekar, "Novel Sampling Approach to Optimal Molecular Design under Uncertainty: A Polymer Design Case Study", (2001), AIChE Journal, 47(3), 609.

81)      Fu Y. , U. Diwekar, Cabezas H., and D. Young "Process Design for Environment: A Multi-objective Framework Under Uncertainty", (2000), Clean Products and Processes, 2, 92.

82)      Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Comparing Conventional and Emerging Batch Columns: A Parametric Study with Multiple Objectives", (2000), AIChE Journal, 46 (12), 2475.

83)      Fu Y., U. Diwekar, and N. Suchak, "Optimization Framework for Modeling the Low Temperature NOx Reduction Process", (2000), Advances in Environmental Research, 3(4), 424.

84)      Chaudhuri P. and U. Diwekar, "Synthesis Approach to Optimal Waste Blend under Uncertainty", (1999), AIChE Journal, 45, 1671.

85)      Diwekar U. and M. Small, "Industrial Ecology and Optimization", (1999), Journal of Industrial Ecology, 2, 11.

86)      Tayal M., Y. Fu and U. Diwekar, "Optimal Design of Heat Exchangers: A Genetic Algorithm Framework", (1999), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38, 456.

87)      Farschman C. and U. Diwekar, "Dual Composition Control in Novel Distillation Column Configurations", (1998), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 37, 89.

88)      Chauduri P. , U. M. Diwekar, and J. F. Logsdon, "An Automated Approach to Optimal Heat Exchanger Design", (1997), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 36, 3685.

89)      Lotter S. And U. Diwekar, "Shortcut Method and Feasibility Considerations for Emerging Batch Distillation Columns", (1997), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 36, 760.

90)      Kalagnanam J. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Sampling Technique for Off-line Quality Control", (1997), Technometrics, 38, 308.

91)      Chaudhuri P. and U. M. Diwekar, "Synthesis under Uncertainty in a Simulator Environment", (1997), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 21, 733.

92)      Diwekar U. M., E. S. Rubin, and H.C. Frey, "Optimal Design of Advanced Power Systems under Uncertainty", (1997), Energy Conversion and Management Journal, 38, 1725.

93)      Diwekar U. M. and J. R. Kalagnanam, "An Efficient Sampling Technique for Optimization under Uncertainty", (1997), AIChE Journal, 43, 440.

94)      Diwekar U. M., review of the book "Chemical Process Design" by Robin Smith, (1997), AIChE Journal.

95)      Diwekar U. M., "Understanding Batch Distillation Process Principles with MultiBatchDS", (1996), Computer Applications in Chemical Engineering Education, 4, 275.

96)      Narayan V., U. M. Diwekar, and M. Hoza, "Synthesizing Optimal Waste Blends", (1996), Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 35, 3511.

97)      Chaudhuri P. and U. M. Diwekar, "Synthesis under Uncertainty: A Penalty Function Approach", (1996), AIChE Journal 42, 742.

98)      Narayan V., U. Diwekar, and M. Hoza, "Synthesizing Optimal Waste Blends", (1996), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 20 suppl., S1443.

99)      Diwekar U. and J. Kalagnanam, "Robust Design Using an Efficient Sampling Technique", (1996), Computers and Chemical Engineering, 20 suppl, S389.

100)  B. T. Safrit, A. W. Westerberg, U. M. Diwekar, and O. M. Wahnschafft, "Insights into Batch Extractive Distillation Using a Middle Vessel Column", (1995), Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 34, 3257.

101)  Painton L. and U. M. Diwekar, "Stochastic Annealing for Synthesis Under Uncertainties", (1995), European Journal of Operations Research, 83, 489.

102)  Diwekar U. M., "A Process Analysis Approach to Pollution Prevention", (1995) AIChE Symposium Series on Pollution Prevention through Process and Product Modifications 90, 168.

103)  Diwekar U. M., "Comments on Shortcut Procedure for Simulating Batch Distillation Operations", (1994), I &EC Research, 33, 1878.

104)  Marks A. L., R. G. Luthy, and U. M. Diwekar, "Landfill Leachate Treatment by Evaporation", (1994), Environmental Progress, 13, 278.

105)  Kalagnanam J. R. and U. M. Diwekar, "An Optimization Approach to Order of Magnitude Reasoning", (1994), AI for Engineering Design, 8, 207.

106)  Diwekar U. M. and E. S. Rubin, "Parameter Design Methodology for Chemical Processes Using a Simulator" (1994), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 33, 292.

107)  Frey, H. C., E.S. Rubin and U.M. Diwekar, "Modeling Uncertainties in Advanced Technologies: Application to a Coal Gasification System with Hot Gas Cleanup", (1993), Energy - The International Journal, 19, 449.

108)  Pitchumani R. and U. M. Diwekar, "Process Optimization for the Fabrication of Partially Cured Composites", (1994), Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing & Material Processing, A. G. Lavine et al., ASME-HTD-280, 1.

109)  Painton L. and U. M. Diwekar, "Synthesizing Optimal Design Configurations for a Brayton Cycle Power Plant", (1994), Comput chem. Engng., 18, 369.

110)  Diwekar U. M., "How Simple Can it Be? - A Look at the Models for Batch Distillation", (1994), Computers and Chemical Engineering., 18 suppl., S451.

111)  Diwekar U. M. and E. S. Rubin, "An Efficient Handling of the Implicit Constraints Problem in the ASPEN MINLP Process Synthesizer", (1993), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 32, 2006.

112)  Diwekar U. M. and R. Pitchumani, "Optimal Cure Cycles for Thermoset Composites Manufacture", (1993), HTD-vol. 241, V. Prasad and R. V. Arimilli eds., ASME 93, 23.

113)  Diwekar U. M. and B. Morel "Space Nuclear Power Plants - I", (1993), Comput chem. Engng., 17, 873.

114)  Kalagnanam J. R. and U. M. Diwekar, "An Application of Qualitative Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations to Azeotropic Batch Distillation", (1993), AI in Engineering, 8, 23.

115)  Diwekar U. M., "Unified Approach to Solving Optimal Design-Control Problems in Batch Distillation", (1992) AIChE J., 38, 1551.

116)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey, and E. S. Rubin, "Synthesizing Optimal flowsheets: Applications to IGCC System Environmental Controls", (1992), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 31, 1927.

117)  Diwekar U. M., I. E. Grossmann, and E. S. Rubin, "An MINLP Process Synthesizer for a Sequential Modular Simulator", (1992), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 31, 313.

118)  Diwekar U. M. and K. P. Madhavan, "BATCH-DIST a Comprehensive Package for Simulation, Design, Optimization, and Optimal Control of Multicomponent Batch Distillation Columns", (1991), Comput. chem. Engng., 15, 833.

119)  Diwekar U. M., "An Efficient Design Method for Binary Azeotropic Batch Distillation Columns", (1991), AIChE J., 37, 1571.

120)  Diwekar U. M. and K. P. Madhavan, "Multicomponent Batch Distillation Column Design", (1991), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 30, p. 713.

121)  Diwekar U. M. and E. S. Rubin, "Stochastic Modeling of Chemical Processes", (1991), Comput. chem. Engng., 15, 105.

122)  Logsdon J. S., U. M. Diwekar, and L. T. Biegler, "On the Simultaneous Optimal Design and Operation of Batch Distillation Columns", (1990), Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 68, 434.

123)  Diwekar U. M., K. P. Madhavan, and R. E. Swaney, "Optimization of Multicomponent Batch Distillation Columns", (1989), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 29,. 1101.

124)  Diwekar U. M., R. K. Malik, and K. P. Madhavan, "Optimal Reflux Rate Policy Determination for Multicomponent Batch Distillation Columns", (1987), Comput. chem. Engng., 11, 629.

125)  Diwekar U. M. and A. Chatterjee, "Spout-fluid Bed and Spouted-bed heat transfer model", (1984), Drying 83, (Editor: A. S. Majumdar), McGraw Hill, New York.

 

Papers under Review/Preparation:

126)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, K. Joback, and A. Bhown (2013), “Novel Solvent Selection and Solvent Stripping for CO2 Capture from Power Plants”, to be submitted to Energy and Fuels.

127)      Yenkie K., U. Diwekar, and V. Bhalerao (2013), “Predicting the Superovulation stage in In-vitro Fertilization”, to be submitted to Human Reproduction.

128)      Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar (2013), “Optimal Control for Predicting Drug Dosage in Superovulation Stage of in Vitro Fertilization”, submitted to Journal of Theoretical Biology.

129)      Benavides P., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas (2013), “Role of Controllability for Long Term Sustainability”, submitted to Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.

130)      David A. and U. Diwekar (2013), “Network Optimization under Uncertainty: A Real World Case Study,  to be submitted to Interfaces.

131)      Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar (2013), “A New Method for Parameter Estimation in Stochastic Differential Equations “, to be submitted to Journal of Theoretical Biology.

132)      Rico-Ramirez V., G. Iglesias-Silva, R. Toledo-Hernandez, and U. Diwekar (2013), “A Fractional Calculus Approach to the Dynamic Optimization of Biological Reactive Systems. Part I: Fractional Models for Biological Reactions”, submitted to Computers and Chemical Engineering.

133)      Rico-Ramirez V., G. Iglesias-Silva, R. Toledo-Hernandez, and U. Diwekar (2013), “A Fractional Calculus Approach to the Dynamic Optimization of Biological Reactive Systems. Part II: Numerical Solution of Fractional Optimal Control Problem”, submitted to Computers and Chemical Engineering.

134)      David A. and U. Diwekar, “Novel Sampling Techniques for Large Scale Uncertainties, in preparation.

135)      Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar, “Comparison of Different Methods for Predicting Customized Drug Dosage in Superovulation Stage of In-Vitro Fertilization”, invited paper, to be submitted to Computers and Chemical Engineering.

 

Papers in Conference Proceedings/Newsletters:

1)          Salazar J., U. Diwekar, E. Constantinescu and V. Zavala, “Real-Time Water Management in Power Plants and Implications in Electricity Markets “, Paper c, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

2)          Salazar J., S. Zitney, and U. Diwekar, “Heat Integration of the Water Gas Shift Reaction System for Carbon Sequestration Ready IGCC Process with Chemical Looping “, Paper 343d, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

3)          Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “An Efficient Stochastic Programming Framework for Studying the Impact of Seasonal Variation on the Water Consumption of Pulverized Coal (PC) Power Plants “, Paper 369m, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

4)          Sheraz A., J. Salazar, and U. Diwekar, “Optimization of Biodiesel Production under Uncertainty “, Paper 327a, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

5)          Benavides P. and U. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor in the Face of Feed Variability”, Paper 486g, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

6)          Benavides P. and U. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor in the Face of Feed Variability”, Paper 486g, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

7)          Diwekar U., Rico-Ramirez V., Guillermo Gonzalez-Alatorre and Oliva Ramirez-Enriquez, “Optimal Therapy for a Pathogenic Disease: A Stochastic Optimal Approach”, Paper 288g, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

8)          Lee A. and U. Diwekar, “Addressing the Placement of Sensors in IGCC Power Plants through An Efficient Stochastic Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Algorithm”, Paper 485b, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

9)          Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, and A. Bhown, “A Comprehensive Comparative Study of Solvents for Capture of Carbon in a Coal Fired Power Plants”, Paper 712a, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

10)      Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Study of the Impact of Biofuels on the Sustainability: An Integrated Ecosystem Model”, Paper 393a, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

11)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Heat exchange network synthesis of the water-gas shift reaction system for an IGCC process with chemical looping”, Paper 766, 9th Annual Conference on  Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Pittsburgh, 2010

12)       Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, A. Berger, and A. Bhowan, “Performance of Carbon Capture Solvents in an Integrated PC Power Plant”, Paper 381, 9th Annual Conference on  Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Pittsburgh, 2010.

13)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Multiobjective Optimization Power Generation Systems Involving Chemical Looping Combustion” 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

14)      Salazar J. , U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Minimization of Water Consumption under Uncertainty for PC Process”, 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

15)      Kotecha P., Salazar J. , and U. Diwekar., “Optimal Synthesis of a Pulverized Coal Power Plant with Carbon Capture”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

16)      Salazar J. , U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Optimization Under Uncertainty for Water Consumption in a Pulverized Coal Power Plant”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

17)       Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “CAPE-OPEN Compliant Better Optimization of Non-Linear Uncertain Systems (BONUS) Capability for Large Scale Systems”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

18)       Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “Optimization and Heat Integration of An IGCC Plant with Chemical Looping Combustion”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009. 

19)       Abbasi S. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Optimal Control of Batch Distillation for Biodiesel Production”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

20)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Sustainability Under Uncertainty: A Systems Analysis Perspective”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009. 

21)      Kotecha P., U. Diwekar,  H. Cabezas, and J. Templeton, “Study of the Sustainability of An Integrated Ecosystem with Energy Considerations”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

22)      Shastri Y., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Integrated Modeling Analysis for Sustainability Assessment and Policy Decision Making”, First International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering (ICOSSE), Cincinnati.

23)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “A Novel Stochastic Programming Algorithm for Minimization of Fresh Water Consumption in Power Plants”, The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

24)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “L-Shaped BONUS Algorithm for Large Scale Stochastic Nonlinear Programming Problem Solution”,  The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

25)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Green Process Design, Green Energy, and Sustainability”,  Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009, Brekenridge, CO.

26)      Shastri Y., J. Salazar, and U. Diwekar, “Multi-objective Optimization Analysis of the IGCC System with Chemical Looping Combusion”, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Breckenridge, CO.

27)      Abbasi S. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Modeling of Biodiesel Production Process”, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Breckenridge, CO.

28)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “Minimization of Fresh Water Consumption for Particulate Carbon (PC) Power Plants, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Breckneridge, CO.

29)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “L-shaped Bonus Algorithm with Application Water Pollutant Trading, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

30)      Sheraz A. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Modeling of Biodiesel Production Process”, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

31)      Salazar J. and U.Diwekar, “Minimization under Uncertainty of Fresh Water Consumption for PC and IGCC Power Plants”, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

32)      Shastri Y., U.Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Large Scale Diaster Analysis and Management System Level Study of an Integrated Model”, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

33)      Ulas, S. and U. Diwekar, “Blood Glucose Regulation Using Stochastic Optimal Control for Insulin Dependent Diabetic Patients”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007, Paper 143g.

34)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “Mercury Bioaccumulation Dependence On Aquatic Food Chain Population Dynamics”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007, Paper 174a.

35)      Shastri Y. , U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Analysis and Management of an Integrated Ecological-Economic-Social Model: A Sustainability Perspective”,  AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT 2007, Paper 223e.

36)      Diwekar U., Y. Shastri, K. Subramanyan, and S. Zitney, “Cape-open Compliant Stochastic Modeling and Reduced-order Model Computation Capability for APECS System”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT 2007, Paper 288b.

37)       Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “A Novel Method Of Grid Generation For Finite Elements With Application To Gasifier Dynamics”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007, Paper 338f.

38)      Liu J., M. Wang, M. Wu, and U. Diwekar, “Simulation Study of the Process for Producing Butanol from Corn Fermentation”, AIChE Annual Meeting, UT, 2007, Paper 394e.

39)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Time Dependent Uncertainties in Batch and Biological Processes and Optimal Control”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007, Paper 595f.

40)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Forecasting and Managing Sustainable Systems: A Framework Based on Optimal Control and Options Theory”, 3rd Biennial meeting of the  International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, keynote paper, 2006.

41)      Diwekar U., “An Efficient Algorithmic Framework for Environmental Modeling”, 3rd Biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, 2006.

42)      Ulas S. and Diwekar U.M., “Role of Sampling in Process Design, Optimization and Control”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006, Paper 617f

43)      Ulas S. and Diwekar U.M., “Optimal Control of Diabetes Mellitus under Time-Dependent Uncertainties”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006 Paper 243b.

44)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “CAPE-OPEN compliant multi-objective optimization capability for APECS systems”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

45)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “A novel method of grid generation for finite elements”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

46)      Shastri Y., U. Diwekar and H. Cabezas. Optimal control for sustainable environmental management.In AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

47)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar. Mercury trading in water: Application of stochastic programming for decision making. In AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

48)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar. Optimal control of lake pH for mercury bioaccumulation control. In AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

49)      Shastri Y. , U. Diwekar, and S. Mehrotra, “Mercury Trading for Sustainable Industrial Waste Management”, 561g, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH 2005.

50)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “ Efficient Optimization Algorithm for Large Scale Problems in Nonlinear Stochastic Programming”, paper 12g, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

51)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, “ Environmentally Friendly Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation System Design”, paper 134b, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

52)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “Value of Research Methodology and Hybrid Power Plant Design” , paper 146a, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

53)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, “ Improved Genetic Algorithms for Deterministic Optimization and Optimization under Uncertainty”, paper 240d, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

54)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “ Optimal Sensor Placement for Water Distribution Network Security”, paper 374b, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

55)      Subramanayn K. and U. Diwekar, “Optimizing Model Complexity for System Level Models of Fuel Cell Power Systems “, paper 497b, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

56)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “Application of Control Theory for Sustainable Ecosystem Management”, paper 541f, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

57)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Molecular Simulations for Environmental Property Predictions, paper 569e, CD Proceedings of AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

58)      Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems”, H2www: H2age: When, Where, and Why, Pisa, Italy, 2004.

59)      Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems: A Multi-objective Analysis, Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress VIII, Denver, CO, 2004.

60)      Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems”, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2004.

61)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “Multiobjective Optimization under Uncertainty of Hybrid Fuel Cell Power Plants”, Fuel Cell Technology Topical Conference, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

62)       Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “An Integrated Framework for Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems”, Fuel Cell Technology Topical Conference, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

63)      J. Duggempudi, U.Diwekar, “Sustainability, Options Theory, and Quality Control”, :Sustainability and Life Cycle Topical Conference, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

64)      Ulas S. andU. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Batch Separations for Bio-processing: A Real Options Theory Approach, Systems Engineering in Pharmaceutical Processes and Biotechnology, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

65)      Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Greener Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling, Invited Paper, (2003), Proceedings of 35-th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, Chicago, IL.

66)      Ulas S., U. Diwekar, and V. Rico-Ramirez, “Batch Separation Optimal Control and Real Options Theory for Bio-processing”, INFORMS/CUSTOM Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

67)      Diwekar U. “Efficients methods for risk and uncertainty analysis for engineering systems”, INFORMS/CUSTOM Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

68)      Subramanyan K., F. Baratto, and U. Diwekar, “Multiobjective Optimization Under Uncertainty of Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Plants”, INFORMS/CUSTOM Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

69)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, "Effect of Uncertainties on Hybrid Fuel Cells Power System Multi-objective Designs",(2003),  Proceedings of Fuel Cells Topical, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

70)      Wang R. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Sampling Techniques for Risk & Uncertainty Analysis", (2003), Proceedings of Risk Analysis Topical, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

71)       Xu W. and U. Diwekar, " Cost Effective, Environmentally Friendly Solvent Selection & Solvent Recycling", Proceedings of Distillation Topical, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

72)      Diwekar U. M., "Optimization Under Uncertainty: An Overview, (2003), Keynote Presentation , Proceedings of International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering & Control, Mumbai, India

73)      Goyal A. and U. Diwekar, "Multi-objective Optimization for the Design of Optimal Hybrid Fuel Cell Power Plants", Proceedings of 15th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2002.

74)      Kim K., U. Diwekar, and K. Tomazi, "Environmentally Benign Solvent Selection and In-Process Solvent Recycling in Complex Batch Distillation, Keynote Presentation, Proceedings of 15th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, CHISA 2002.

75)      Fu Y., S. C. Wang, U. Diwekar, and K. Sahin, "A Stochastic Optimization Application for Vehicle Structures" (2002), DETC2002/DAC-34075, ASME 2002 Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information Engineering Conference, Canada.

76)      Kim K., U. Diwekar, and K. Tomazi, "Entrainer Selection and Solvent Recycling for Better Economic Performance and Environmental Quality", (2002), Proceedings of 6-th Green Chemistry Conference, Washington D.C.

77)      Goyal A., U.Diwekar, and R. Geisbrecht, "Multi-objective Optimization for Fuel Cell Power System Design", (2002), Proceedings of 6-th Green Chemistry Conference, Washington D.C.

78)      Diwekar U. "Optimization under Uncertainty: An Overview", SIAG/OPT News-and-Views Newsletter, Vol 13 No. 1, 2002.

79)      Diwekar U. and Y. Fu, "An Efficient Multi-objective Optimization Framework for Green Process Design", (2001), 5-th Annual Green Chemistry Conference Proceedings, Sustainable Technology from Research to Implementation, National Academy of Sciences.

80)      Goyal A. and U. Diwekar, "Multi-objective Process Synthesis for Designing Cost Effective Environment Friendly Processes,  (2001), Proceedings of 6-th World Congress of Chemical Engineering.

81)      Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, “Application of a New Stochastic Optimization Approach for NLP Problems to Off-Line Quality Control of a Continuously Stirred Tank”, (2001), INFORMS Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.

82)      Kim K. and U. Diwekar, " Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling: A Multiobjective Framework under Uncertainty for Separation Processes", (2001), Proceedings of 6-th World Congress of Chemical Engineering.

83)      Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Cost Effective Environmental Management for Utilities: A Multi-objective Case Study for the Best Available Control Technology", (2001), Pres01, 4th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction.

84)      Kim, K.-J., U.M. Diwekar, and K.G. Joback, ``Solvent Selection Under Uncertainty,'' 4th Annual Green Chemistry Conference Proceedings: Sustainable Technology from Research to Implementation, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. (June, 2000).

85)      Bhardwaj A., U. Diwekar, A. Robinson, V. Arunachalam, and R. Banarjee, " Electricity from Biomass for Rural India – techno-economic analysis", (2000),WREC, London,UK.

86)      Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Cost Effective Environmental Management for Utilities", (2000), Energy & the Environment, AIChE, 339.

87)      Kim K., U. Diwekar, and K. Joback, "Solvent Selection Under Uncertainty", (2000), 4-th Annual Green Chemistry Conference Proceedings, Sustainable Technology from Research to Implementation, National Academy of Sciences, 97.

88)      Johnson T. and U. Diwekar, "The Value of Design Research: Stochastic Optimization as a Policy Tool", (2000), Foundations of Computer-Aided Design, AIChE Symposium Series, Vol. 96, Malone et al. Editors, 454.

89)      Diwekar U., "Tutorials on Stochastic Modeling and Optimization for Risk Assessment", (1999),  Managing Environmental Risk, AIChE, 67.

90)      Diwekar U., "Tutorials in Batch Distillation", (1998), Batch Processing Design and Operations, AIChE, 30.

91)      Diwekar U., "Recent Developments in Batch Distillation", (1997), Topical Conference on Distillation, AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

92)      Rubin E., U. Diwekar, and H. Frey, "Optimizing Advanced Power System Design Under Uncertainty",(1996), Proceedings of Advanced Coal-Fired Power Systems '96 Review Meeting, Morgantown, WV.

93)      Diwekar U., E. Rubin, and H. Frey, "Optimal Design of Advanced Power Systems Under Uncertainty", (1996), Proceedings of ECOS'96 International Symposium-Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

94)      Diwekar U. M., E.S. Rubin, and H. C. Frey, "Optimal Design and Synthesis of Advanced Power Systems under Uncertainty", (1994) Proceedings of the Coal-Fired Power Systems 94 -- Advances in IGCC and PFBC Review Meeting, Morgantown.

95)      Pitchumani R. and U. M. Diwekar, "Process Optimization for the Fabrication of Partially Cured Composites", (1994), Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing & Material Processing, A. G. Lavine et al., ASME-HTD-280, 1.

96)      Diwekar U. M. and R. Pitchumani, "Optimal Cure Cycles for Thermoset Composites Manufacture" (1993), HTD-vol. 241, V. Prasad and R. V. Arimilli eds., ASME 93, 23.

97)      Painton L. and U. M. Diwekar "Selecting Optimal Design Configurations for a Space Nuclear Power Plant," (1993), Tenth Symposium on Space Nuclear Power Plants, Albuquerque, NM, Conf. 9303, M.S. El-Genek and M. D. Hoover eds., American Institute of Physics, 1683.

98)      Frey H. C., E.S. Rubin, and U. M. Diwekar "An Evaluation Method for IGCC Power Systems," (1990), Proceedings of 83rd Annual Meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association.

99)      Rubin E.S., U. M. Diwekar, and H.C. Frey, "Stochastic Modeling of Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Systems," (1989), Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Gasification and Gas Stream Cleanup Systems Contractors Review Meeting, Morgantown.

100)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey, and E.S. Rubin, "Stochastic Modeling of Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Systems Using ASPEN," (1989), Proceedings of Sixth Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh.

101)  Diwekar U. M. and K. P. Madhavan, "Optimization of Multicomponent Batch Distillation," (1986), Proceedings of World Congress III of Chemical Engineering, 719.

 

 

Papers Presented:

1)        David A. and U. Diwekar, “Network Optimization under Uncertainty”, 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

2)        Diwekar U., “BONUS Algorithm and Applications”, 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting.

3)        David A. “Network Optimization Under Uncertainty: A Case Study”, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

4)         Rico-Ramirez V., G. Iglesias-Silva, R. Toledo-Hernandez, U. Diwekar, “Modeling and Optimization of Biological Reactive Systems By Using Fractional Calculus Theory”,  ”, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

5)        Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar, “Comparison of Different Methods for Predicting Customized Drug Dosage in Superovulation Stage of In-Vitro Fertilization”, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

6)        Yenkie A., U. Diwekar, and A. Linninger, “A New Method for Parameter Estimation in Stochastic Differential Equations, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

7)        Benavides P., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Controllability of Complex Networks for Sustainable System Dynamics”, 2013 AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

8)        Benavides P., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Role of Controllability for Long Term Sustainability”, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

9)        Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “Optimal Synthesis for the Feed-Water-Heater Network of a Pulverized Coal (PC) Power to Minimize Water Consumption”,2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

10)    Yenkie K. , U. Diwekar, and V. Bhalerao, “Modeling the Superovulation Stage in in-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)”, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

11)    Salazar J., U. Diwekar,  K. Joback, and A. Bhown, “Novel Solvent Selection and Solvent Stripping for CO2 Capture From Power Plants”, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

12)    Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar, “Modeling the Superovulation Stage in in-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)”, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

13)    Benavides P. and U. Diwekar “Studying Various Optimal Control Problems in Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor Under Uncertainty”, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

14)      Benavides P. and U. Diwekar , “Solving Various Optimal Control Problems for Bio-diesel Production, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.

15)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, E. Constantinescu and V. Zavala , “Real-Time Water and Energy Management in Power Plants and Implications in Electricity Markets2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.

16)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, K. Joback, and A. Bhown, “Novel Solvents for CO2 Capture”, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.

17)      Benavides P. and U. Diwekar,  “Continuous and Batch Process Design Under Uncertainty for Biodiesel Production”, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.

18)      Yenkie K. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Optimal Control of Batch Crystallization with Ito Proceses”, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.

19)      Diwekar U., “Green Engineering and Sustainability”, Cecil Award Lecture, 2011 AIChE Annual Meeting, Mineapolis, MN.

20)      P. Kotecha, U. Diwekar and H. Cabezas, “Model Based Study on the Sustainability of an

21)      Integrated System”, Paper presented in 6-th International Conference of Industrial Ecology, June 2011, Berkeley, CA.

22)      Diwekar U., P. Kotecha, and H. Cabezas, “A Systems Theory Approach to Study the Impact of Energy Production and Sustainability of an Ecosystem”, Paper presented in Second International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Jan 2011, Tucson, AZ.

23)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, E. Constantinescu and V. Zavala, “Real-Time Water Management in Power Plants and Implications in Electricity Markets “, Paper c, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

24)      Salazar J., S. Zitney, and U. Diwekar, “Heat Integration of the Water Gas Shift Reaction System for Carbon Sequestration Ready IGCC Process with Chemical Looping “, Paper 343d, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

25)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “An Efficient Stochastic Programming Framework for Studying the Impact of Seasonal Variation on the Water Consumption of Pulverized Coal (PC) Power Plants “, Paper 369m, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

26)      Sheraz A., J. Salazar, and U. Diwekar, “Optimization of Biodiesel Production under Uncertainty “, Paper 327a, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

27)      Benavides P. and U. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor in the Face of Feed Variability”, Paper 486g, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

28)      Benavides P. and U. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor in the Face of Feed Variability”, Paper 486g, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

29)      Diwekar U., Rico-Ramirez V., Guillermo Gonzalez-Alatorre and Oliva Ramirez-Enriquez, “Optimal Therapy for a Pathogenic Disease: A Stochastic Optimal Approach”, Paper 288g, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

30)      Lee A. and U. Diwekar, “Addressing the Placement of Sensors in IGCC Power Plants through An Efficient Stochastic Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Algorithm”, Paper 485b, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

31)      Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, and A. Bhown, “A Comprehensive Comparative Study of Solvents for Capture of Carbon in a Coal Fired Power Plants”, Paper 712a, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

32)      Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Study of the Impact of Biofuels on the Sustainability: An Integrated Ecosystem Model”, Paper 393a, 2010 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

33)      Kotecha P., U.Diwekar, H. Cabezas, “Sustenance of An Ecosystem Using Biofuels”, 2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL.

34)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “An Efficient Stochastic Optimization Framework for Studying the Impact of Seasonal Variation on the Minimum Water Consumption of PC Power Plants,” 2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL.

35)      Sheraz A. and U. Diwekar, “Characterization and Stochastic Modeling of Uncertainties in the Biodiesel Production”, 2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL.

36)      P. Kotecha and U. Diwekar, “Study of Absorption Based Carbon Capture in a Coal Fired Power Plant”, 2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL.

37)      Benavades P. and U. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Biodiesel Production in a Batch Reactor in the Face of Feed Variability”, 2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL.

38)      Salazar J. , U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Minimization of Water Consumption under Uncertainty for PC Process”, 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

39)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Heat exchange network synthesis of the water-gas shift reaction system for an IGCC process with chemical looping”, Paper 766, 9th Annual Conference on  Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Pittsburgh, 2010

40)       Kotecha P., U. Diwekar, A. Berger, and A. Bhowan, “Performance of Carbon Capture Solvents in an Integrated PC Power Plant”, Paper 381, 9th Annual Conference on  Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Pittsburgh, 2010.

41)      Salazar J., U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Multiobjective Optimization Power Generation Systems Involving Chemical Looping Combustion” 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

42)      Salazar J. , U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Minimization of Water Consumption under Uncertainty for PC Process”, 2009 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.

43)      Kotecha P., Salazar J. , and U. Diwekar., “Optimal Synthesis of a Pulverized Coal Power Plant with Carbon Capture”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

44)      Salazar J. , U. Diwekar, and S. Zitney, “Optimization Under Uncertainty for Water Consumption in a Pulverized Coal Power Plant”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

45)       Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “CAPE-OPEN Compliant Better Optimization of Non-Linear Uncertain Systems (BONUS) Capability for Large Scale Systems”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

46)       Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “Optimization and Heat Integration of An IGCC Plant with Chemical Looping Combustion”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009. 

47)       Abbasi S. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Optimal Control of Batch Distillation for Biodiesel Production”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

48)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Sustainability Under Uncertainty: A Systems Analysis Perspective”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009. 

49)      Kotecha P., U. Diwekar,  H. Cabezas, and J. Templeton, “Study of the Sustainability of An Integrated Ecosystem with Energy Considerations”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 2009.

50)      Diwekar U. and J. Salazar, “A Novel Stochastic Programming Algorithm for Minimization of Fresh Water Consumption in Power Plants”, INFORMS Annual Meeting,  San Diego, 2009.

51)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “L-Shaped BONUS Algorithm for Large Scale Stochastic Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Problem Solutions”, INFORMS Annual Meeting,  San Diego, 2009.

52)      Lee A. and U. Diwekar, “Observability and Sensor Placement for Advanced Power Systems”, INFORMS Annual Meeting,  San Diego, 2009.

53)      Diwekar U., “Effect of Random Numbers on Global Optimization Algorithms”, The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

54)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “Minimizing Water in PC Power Plants: A Stochastic Optimization Problem”,  The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

55)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “L-Shaped BONUS Algorithm for Efficient Stochastic Programming”, The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

56)      Shastri Y., U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Integrated Modeling Analysis for Sustainability Assessment and Policy Decision Making”, First International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering (ICOSSE), Cincinnati.

57)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “A Novel Stochastic Programming Algorithm for Minimization of Fresh Water Consumption in Power Plants”, The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

58)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “L-Shaped BONUS Algorithm for Large Scale Stochastic Nonlinear Programming Problem Solution”,  The 20th International Symposium of Mathematical Programming (ISMP), Chicago, 2009.

59)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Green Process Design, Green Energy, and Sustainability”,  Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009, Brekenridge, CO.

60)      Shastri Y., J. Salazar, and U. Diwekar, “Multi-objective Optimization Analysis of the IGCC System with Chemical Looping Combusion”, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Breckenridge, CO.

61)      Abbasi S. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Modeling of Biodiesel Production Process”, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Breckenridge, CO.

62)      Salazar J. and U. Diwekar, “Minimization of Fresh Water Consumption for Particulate Carbon (PC) Power Plants, Foundations of Computer Aided Process Design 2009:Design for Energy and Environment, Breckneridge, CO.

63)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “L-shaped Bonus Algorithm with Application Water Pollutant Trading, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

64)      Sheraz A. and U. Diwekar, “Stochastic Modeling of Biodiesel Production Process”, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

65)      Salazar J. and U.Diwekar, “Minimization under Uncertainty of Fresh Water Consumption for PC and IGCC Power Plants”, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

66)      Shastri Y., U.Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Large Scale Diaster Analysis and Management System Level Study of an Integrated Model”, AIChE Annual  Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2008.

67)      Ulas, S. and U. Diwekar, “Blood Glucose Regulation Using Stochastic Optimal Control for Insulin Dependent Diabetic Patients”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

68)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “Mercury Bioaccumulation Dependence On Aquatic Food Chain Population Dynamics”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

69)      Shastri Y. , U. Diwekar, and H. Cabezas, “Analysis and Management of an Integrated Ecological-Economic-Social Model: A Sustainability Perspective”,  AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT 2007.

70)      Diwekar U., Y. Shastri, K. Subramanyan, and S. Zitney, “Cape-open Compliant Stochastic Modeling and Reduced-order Model Computation Capability for APECS System”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT 2007

71)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “A Novel Method Of Grid Generation For Finite Elements With Application To Gasifier Dynamics”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007, Paper 338f.

72)      Liu J., M. Wang, M. Wu, and U. Diwekar, “Simulation Study of the Process for Producing Butanol from Corn Fermentation”, AIChE Annual Meeting, UT, 2007.

73)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Time Dependent Uncertainties in Batch and Biological Processes and Optimal Control”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

74)      Diwekar U. and Y. Shastri, “Forecasting and managing sustainable systems: A framework based on optimal control and options theory”, 3rd Biennial meeting of the
International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, keynote paper, 2006.

75)      Diwekar U., “An Efficient Algorithmic Framework for Environmental Modeling”, 3rd Biennial meeting of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, 2006.

76)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “CAPE-OPEN compliant multi-objective optimization capability for APECS systems”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

77)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “A novel method of grid generation for finite elements”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

78)      Ulas S. and Diwekar U.M., “Role of Sampling in Process Design, Optimization and Control”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006, Paper 617f

79)      Ulas S. and Diwekar U.M., “Optimal Control of Diabetes Mellitus under Time-Dependent Uncertainties”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006 Paper 243b.

80)      Shastri Y., U. Diwekar and H. Cabezas. Optimal control for sustainable environmental management.In AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

81)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar. Mercury trading in water: Application of stochastic programming for decision making. In AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2006.Shastri Y. , U. Diwekar, and S. Mehrotra, “Implications of Mercury Trading on Water Waste Management”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco,CA,  2005.

82)      Shastri Y. , U. Diwekar, and S. Mehrotra, “Mercury Trading for Sustainable Industrial Waste Management”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH 2005.

83)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “ Efficient Optimization Algorithm for Large Scale Problems in Nonlinear Stochastic Programming”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

84)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, “ Environmentally Friendly Heterogeneous Azeotropic Distillation System Design”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

85)      Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “Value of Research Methodology and Hybrid Power Plant Design” ,  AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

86)      Xu W. and U. Diwekar, “ Improved Genetic Algorithms for Deterministic Optimization and Optimization under Uncertainty”,  AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

87)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “ Efficient Optimization Algorithm for Large Scale Problems in Nonlinear Stochastic Programming”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

88)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “ Optimal Sensor Placement for Water Distribution Network Security”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

89)      Subramanayn K. and U. Diwekar, “Optimizing Model Complexity for System Level Models of Fuel Cell Power Systems “,  AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

90)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “Application of Control Theory for Sustainable Ecosystem Management”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

91)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Molecular Simulations for Environmental Property Predictions, AIChE Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

92)      Diwekar U., “Effect of Uncertainties on Modeling Sustainability”, Workshop on Understanding Sustainability: Models, Data, and Policy, Seggau, Austria, 2004.

93)      Diwekar U., “Process Design, Industrial Ecology, and Sustainability”, ChemCon, AIChE & IIChE Joint Conference, India, 2004.

94)      Ulas S.and U. Diwekar, “Thermodyanmic Uncertainties in Batch Processing”, ChemCon, AIChE & IIChE Joint Conference, India 2004.

95)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Greener Solvent Selection, Solvent Recycling and Optimal Operation under Uncertainty: A Real Options Theory Approach”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2004.

96)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Uncertainties in parameter estimation and optimal control in batch distillation”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX 2004.

97)      Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Integrated Framework for Fuel Cell based Auxillary Power Units: From Fuel Processing and System Performance to Health, Ecological Impact, and Life Cycle Analysis”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX 2004.

98)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “Sustainability of Water Eco-system under Uncertainty”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Austin, TX 2004.

99)      Shastri Y. and U. Diwekar, “Application of Stochastic Programming for Optimal Sensor Placement in Water Distribution Networks”, 10-th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Tucson, Arizona, 2004.

100)  The Value of Research Methodology, and Quantification and Characterization of Uncertainties, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Denver, 2004.

101)  Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems”, H2www: H2age: When, Where, and Why, Pisa, Italy, 2004.

102)  Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems: A Multi-objective Analysis, Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress VIII, Denver, CO, 2004.

103)  Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cell based APUs”, 8-th  Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC. 2004.

104)  Ulas S. and U. Diwekar, “Greener Solvent Selection, Solvent Recycling, and Optimal Operation for Pharmaceutical and Bioprocessing Industries”, 8-th  Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference, Washington, DC. 2004.

105)  Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems”, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2004.

106)  Rico-Ramirez and U. Diwekar, “Time Dependent Uncertainties and Optimal Control, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

107)  Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, “Multiobjective Optimization under Uncertainty of Hybrid Fuel Cell Power Plants”, Fuel Cell Technology Topical Conference, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

108)   Baratto F. and U. Diwekar, “An Integrated Framework for Impact Assessment and Trade-offs of Fuel Cells Power Systems”, Fuel Cell Technology Topical Conference, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

109)  J. Duggempudi, U.Diwekar, “Sustainability, Options Theory, and Quality Control”, :Sustainability and Life Cycle Topical Conference, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

110)  Ulas S. andU. Diwekar, “Optimal Control of Batch Separations for Bio-processing: A Real Options Theory Approach, Systems Engineering in Pharmaceutical Processes and Biotechnology, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

111)  Duggempudi J, and U.Diwekar, “Sustainability, Options Theory, and Quality Control”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA,2003.

112)  Kim K. J. and U. Diwekar , "Fractal Dimension Approach to Error Characterization in Sampling”, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA,2003.

113)  Diwekar U. and K. Sahin, “Better Optimization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems (BONUS) : A New Algorithm for Stochastic Programming for Large Scale Systems, (2003), Seventh U. S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Albuquerque, NM.

114)  J. Duggempudi, U. Diwekar, C. Powloski, and H. Cabezas, “Sustainability, Options Theory, and Off-line Quality Control”, (2003), Second International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Ann Arbor.

115)  Ulas S., U. Diwekar, and V. Rico-Ramirez, “Batch Separation Optimal Control and Real Options Theory for Bio-processing”, INFORMS/CUSTOM Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

116)  Diwekar U. “Efficients methods for risk and uncertainty analysis for engineering systems”, INFORMS/CUSTOM Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

117)  Subramanyan K., F. Baratto, and U. Diwekar, “Multiobjective Optimization Under Uncertainty of Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Plants”, INFORMS/CUSTOM Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2003.

118)  Subramanyan K. and U. Diwekar, "Effect of Uncertainties on Hybrid Fuel Cells Power System Multi-objective Designs",(2003),  Proceedings of Fuel Cells Topical, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

119)  Wang R. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Sampling Techniques for Risk & Uncertainty Analysis", (2003), Proceedings of Risk Analysis Topical, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

120)   Xu W. and U. Diwekar, " Cost Effective, Environmentally Friendly Solvent Selection & Solvent Recycling", Proceedings of Distillation Topical, AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

121)  Diwekar U. M., "Optimization Under Uncertainty: An Overview, (2003), Keynote Presentation , Proceedings of International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering & Control, Mumbai, India.

122)  Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "Electricity Capacity Expansion Using the BONUS Algorithm", (2002),  INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA.

123)  Rico-Ramirez V. and U. Diwekar, "Improving the Stochastic Decomposition Algorithm by Using an Efficient Sampling Techniques", (2002),  INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Jose, CA.

124)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Designing Greener Distillation Processes", (2002), AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

125)  Diwekar U., "Design for Energy & Environment: An Integrated Framework", (2002), AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

126)  Diwekar U., "Uncertainties in Hybrid Fuel Cells Plants", (2002), AIChE Annual Meeting, Indinapolis, IN.

127)  Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "Quasi-Monte Carlo Method for Faster Molecular Simulations",  (2002), AIChE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

128)  Diwekar U., "An Integrated Framework for Greener Solvent Selection & Solvent Recycling Under Uncertainty", (2002), 25-th Annual Midwest Environmental Chemistry Workshop, Chicago, IL.

129)  Fu Y., S. Wang., U. Diwekar, and K. Sahin  "A New Algorithm for Stochastic Programming for Vehicle Crashworthiness of Side Impact: Better Optimization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems (BONUS)” (2002), 2002 Joint Statistical Meetings (ASA), New York City, NY.

130)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Entrainer Selection and Solvent Recycling for Better Economic Performance and Environmental Quality" (2002), 6-th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference.

131)  Goyal A. and U. Diwekar, " Multi-objective Optimization for the Design of Optimal Hybrid Fuel Cell Power Plants", 15-th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.

132)  Kim K., U. Diwekar, and K. Tomazi, "Environmentally Benign Solvent Selection and In-Process Solvent Recycling in Complex Batch Distillation" (2002), 15-th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.

133)  Diwekar U., "Efficient Sampling Approaches to Stochastic Programming and Multi-objective Optimization", (2001), CUSTOM Mini-Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

134)  Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "BONUS Algorithm for Quality Management and Capacity Expansion", (2001), CUSTOM Mini-Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

135)  Goyal A., U. Diwekar, and R. Geisbrecht, "Multi-objective Optimization of Hybrid Fuel Cells Power Systems Under Uncertainty", (2001), CUSTOM Mini-Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

136)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Solvent Selection Under Uncertainty", (2001), CUSTOM Mini-Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

137)   Wang R. and U. Diwekar, “ Latin Hypercube Hammersley Sequence (LHHS)-Reverse Radix Leaped (RR2L) Sampling Technique”, (2001), CUSTOM Mini Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

138)  Sahin, K.. and U. Diwekar, “Better Optimization of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems”, (2001) 9th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Berlin, August.

139)  Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "A New Algorithm for Stochastic Nonlinear Programming: A Reweighting Approach for Derivative Approximation", (2001), AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

140)  Goyal A., U. Diwekar, and R. Geisbrecht, "Synthesizing Optimal Hybrid Fuel Cells Power Systems Under Uncertainty", (2001), AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

141)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "A State-of-the-art Software Tool for Synthesis, Design, and Operation of Batch Distillation", (2001), AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

142)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Solvent Selection and Solvent Recycling: A Multi-objective Framework Under Uncertainty" (2001), AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

143)  Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "Application of a New Stochastic Optimization Approach for NLP Problems to Off-line Quality Control of a Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor", (2001), INFORMS 2001 Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.

144)  Boccelli D., U. Diwekar, and M. Small, "Least Cost Design of Drinking Water Treatment Plants Considering Variability and Uncertainty", (2001), INFORMS 2001 Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.

145)  Johnson T. and U. Diwekar, "Hanford Waste Blending and Value of Research: Stochastic Optimization as a Policy Tool", (2001), the European Operational Research Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

146)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Hammersley Stochastic Annealing: Efficiency Improvement for Combinatorial Optimization Under Uncertainty", (2001),  9-th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Berlin, Germany.

147)  Sahin K. and U. Diwekar, "Better Optimization of Uncertain Systems", (2001), 9-th International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Berlin, Germany.

148)  Diwekar U. and Y. Fu, "An Efficient Multi-objective Optimization Framework for Green Process Design", (2001), 5-th Annual Green Chemistry Conference Proceedings, Sustainable Technology from Research to Implementation, National Academy of Sciences, Wahsington DC.

149)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, "Solvent Selection under Uncertainty: A Stochastic Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming Problem", (2001), INFORMS International, Maui, Hawaii.

150)  Rico-Ramirez V., U. Diwekar, and B. Morel, "Optimal Control Under Uncertainty: Real Option Theory from Finance to Batch Distillation", (2001), INFORMS International, Maui, Hawaii.

151)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Cost Effective Environmental Management for Utilities: A Multi-objective Case Study for the Best Available Control Technology", (2001), PRE01, 4th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, Italy.

152)  Tayal M. and U. Diwekar, " An Efficent Sampling Approach for Molecular Simulations", (2000), AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

153)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Cost Effective Environmental Management for Utilities", (2000), AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

154)  Wang R. and U. Diwekar, "A Novel Approach for Off-line Quality Control", (2000), AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

155)  Kim K. and U. Diwekar, " Designing for Process Robustness and Operability: Multi-objective Case Study of Continuous Separation Synthesis", (2000), AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

156)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Multi-objective Optimization of the Low Temperature NOx Reduction Process", (2000), INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

157)  Kim K.  and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Sampling Approach to Probabilistic Optimization Methods", (2000), INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

158)  Rico-Ramirez V., B. Morel, and U. Diwekar, "Real Option Theory for Engineering Problems", (2000), INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

159)  Wang R. and U. Diwekar, "Latin Hypercube Hammersley Sampling: An Efficient Sampling Approach for Optimization Under Uncertainty", (2000), INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

160)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Multi-objective Optimization Framework Under Uncertainty",  (2000) SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Meeting, Washington DC.

161)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "An Efficient Multi-objective Optimization Framework Under Uncertainty",  (2000) SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Meeting, Washington DC.

162)  Diwekar U., "Process Synthesis Under Uncertainty: A Fractal Dimension Approach", 2000) SIAM Computational Science and Engineering Meeting, Washington DC.

163)  Kim K., U. Diwekar, and K. Joback, "Solvent Selection Under Uncertainty", (2000), ACS 220-th Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

164)  Johnson T. and U. Diwekar, "Hanford Waste Blending & Value of Research: Stochastic Optimization as a Policy Tool", (2000), Waste Management 2K, Tucson, AZ.

165)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Designing for Environment: A Multi-objective Optimization Framework", (2000), EURO2000, Budapest, Hungary.

166)  Kim K., U. Diwekar, and K. Joback, "Solvent Selection Under Uncertainty", (2000), 4-th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference,  National Academy of Sciencs, Washington DC.

167)  Johnson T. and  U. Diwekar, "Hanford Waste Blending & Value of Research", (2000), INFORMS Spring Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT.

168)  Diwekar U. and Y. Fu, "Designing Processes for Environment", (2000), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

169)  Diwekar U., "Emerging Columns and their Industrial Use", (2000), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

170)  Johnson T. and U. Diwekar, "Value of Design Research", (1999), Fifth International Conference on Foundations of Computer-Aided Process Design.

171)  Wang R. and U. Diwekar, “An Efficient Approach to Genetic Algorithms via Hammersley Sequence Sampling, (1999), Informs Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

172)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, “A New Algorithm for Multi-objective Nonlinear Programming”, (1999), Informs Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

173)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, “Designing for Environment: A Multi-objective Optimization Framework Under Uncertainty”, (1999) Clean Products and Processes II, Lake Arrowhead, CA.

174)  Diwekar U., “Commercializing MultiBatchDS: A Cautionary Tale”, (1999), AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

175)  Fu Y. , U. Diwekar, N. Suchak, and W. Rohrer, “Modeling the Best Available Control Technology: Numerical Difficulties and the Optimization Framework”, (1999), AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

176)  Kim K-joo and U. Diwekar, “Synthesizing Batch Distillation Column Configuration: A Parametric Study”, (1999), AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

177)  Tayal M., U. Diwekar, P. Johnsen, and L. Zullo,  “Optimal H/E Design: A Simplified Approach Using Parallel Genetic Algorithm”,  (1999), AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

178)  Rico-Ramirez V., U. Diwekar, and B. Morel, “Batch Distillation Optimal Control Under Uncertainties”, (1999), AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

179)  Kim Ki-joo and U. Diwekar,  "Comparing the Conventional Batch Column and the Inverted Column: A Parametric Study", (1999), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

180)  Diwekar U.,  "Advances in Batch Distillation and MultiBatchDS ", (1999), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

181)  Diwekar U.,  "Stochastic Modeling for Risk Assessment ", (1999), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

182)  Diwekar U., "An Efficient Approach to Optimization Under Uncertainty", (1998),  VII International Conference on Stochastic Programming, Vancouver, CA.

183)  Diwekar U., "Process Design for Environmental Problem", (1998), NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Methods and Tools for Pollution Prevention, Prague, Czech Republic.

184)  Fu Y. and U. Diwekar, "Optimal Design of Low Temperature Oxidation System for NOx Emission Removal", (1998), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

185)  Tayal M. and U. Diwekar, "Computer Aided Molecular Design Under Uncertainty", (1998), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

186)  Diwekar U. and J. Kalagnanam, "An Efficient Approach to Stochastic Optimization", (1998), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

187)  Diwekar U., "Batch Distillation Tutorial",(1998), Batch Processing Design and Operations Topical Conference, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

188)  Tayal M., Y. Fu, and U. Diwekar, "Optimal Design of Heat Exchangers Using Combinatorial Optimization Techniques", (1998), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

189)  Diwekar U., P. Chaudhuri, and E. Rubin, "Process Synthesis Under Uncertainty with Applications to Environmental Control and Waste Minimization", (1998), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

190)  Cabezas H., S. Siegel, U. Diwekar, "Evaluating the Impact of Environmental and Economic Considerations on Process Design", (1998), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

191)  Diwekar U., "A Process Analysis Approach to Pollution Prevention",(1997), Clean Products and Processes, Engineering Foundation Conference, San Diego, CA.

192)  Rubin E. and U. Diwekar, "A New Approach to IGCC Process Synthesis Under Uncertainty", (1997), Joint Power Generation Conference, ASME, New York, NY.

193)  Diwekar U., "Recent Developments in Batch Distillation", (1997), Topical Conference on Distillation, AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

194)  Chaudhuri P. and U. Diwekar, "Process Synthesis Under Uncertainty with Applications to Optimal Waste Blend", (1997), AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

195)  Kalagnanam J. and U. Diwekar, "Sensitivity Analysis of Stochastic Process Models", (1997), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

196)  Diwekar U., "Optimization of Emerging Batch Distillation Columns", (1997), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

197)  Diwekar U. "Batch Distillation Educational Software", (1996), AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

198)  Farschman C. and U. Diwekar, "Composition Control in Novel Batch Distillation Column Configurations", (1996), AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

199)  Turk A., P. Chaudhuri, and U. Diwekar,  "Synthesizing Optimal Batch Distillation Column Configurations", (1996), AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

200)  Lotter S. and U. Diwekar,  "Shortcut Models and Feasibility Considerations for Emerging Batch Distillation Columns", (1996), AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

201)  Chaudhuri P., U. Diwekar, and J. Logsdon,  "An Automated Approach for the Optimal Design of Heat Exchangers", (1996), AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

202)  Rubin E., U. Diwekar, and H. Frey, "Optimizing Advanced Power System Design Under Uncertainty",(1996), Proceedings of Advanced Coal-Fired Power Systems '96 Review Meeting, Morgantown, WV.

203)  Diwekar U., E. Rubin, and H. Frey, "Optimal Design of Advanced Power Systems Under Uncertainty", (1996), Proceedings of ECOS'96 International Symposium-Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation, and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

204)  Diwekar U. M. and J. Kalagnanam, "Robust Design Using an Efficient Sampling Technique", (1996), European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE-6) , Greece.

205)  Narayan V., U. Diwekar, and M. Hoza, "Synthesizing Optimal Waste Blends", (1996), ESCAPE-6, Greece.

206)  Diwekar U. M., "An Integrated Assessment Framework for Pollution Prevention", (1996), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

207)  Chaudhuri P. , U. M. Diwekar, and M. Hoza, "Synthesizing Optimal Waste Blends Under Uncertainty", (1996), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

208)  Diwekar U. M. and L. Sridhar, "Solution Multiplicities in Batch Distillation", (1996), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

209)  Diwekar U. M. and J. R. Kalagnanam, "Robust Design of a Batch Distillation Column using an Efficient Sampling Technique", (1996), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

210)  Chaudhuri P., U. M. Diwekar, and R. Pitchumani, "Characterizing Convergence of Sampling Techniques Using Fractal Dimensions", (1995), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

211)  Narayan V., U. M. Diwekar, and M. Hoza, "Synthesizing Optimal Waste Blends", (1995), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL.

212)  Chaudhuri P. and U. M. Diwekar, "Synthesis under Uncertainty: An Application to IGCC Environmental Control", (1995), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

213)  Safrit B., A. Westerberg, U. Diwekar, and O. Wahnschafft, " Improved Operational Policies for Batch Extractive Distillation Columns", (1995), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

214)  Diwekar U. M., "Review of Batch Distillation", (1995), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

215)  Chaudhuri P. and U. M. Diwekar, "Synthesis Under Uncertainty: A Penalty Function Approach", (1994), AIChE Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA.

216)  Kalagnanam J. R. and U. M. Diwekar, "An Efficient Sampling Technique for Off-line Quality Control" (1994), AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

217)  Safrit B., O. Wahnschafft, U. Diwekar, and A. Westerberg, "Separation of Nonideal Mixture Using Unusual Batch Distillation Configurations: Feasibility and Sequencing", (1994), Invited paper presented in Gordon Conference on Separations.

218)  Suchak N. J. and U. M. Diwekar , "Optimal Design of NOx Absorption Systems", (1994), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

219)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey, and E. S. Rubin,  "Stochastic Optimization and Effect of Uncertainties" ,(1994), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

220)  Painton L. and U. M. Diwekar, "Stochastic Annealing for Synthesis under Uncertainties", (1994), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

221)  Painton L. and U. M. Diwekar,  "Synthesizing Optimal Design Configurations for a Brayton Cycle Power Plant", (1994), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

222)  Diwekar U. M. and R. Pitchumani , "Optimal Cure Cycles for Thermoset Composites Manufacture" , (1993), ASME National Heat Transfer Conference.

223)  U. M. Diwekar and S. E. Zitney,  "Chemical Process Simulation Technology for Solving Environmental Problems", (1993), AIChE Summer National Meeting, Seattle, WA.

224)  Marks A. L., R. G. Luthy, and U. M. Diwekar , "Landfill Leachate Treatment by Evaporation", (1993), AIChE Summer National Meeting, Seattle, WA.

225)  Marks A. L., U. M. Diwekar, and R. G. Luthy,  "Reactive Batch Distillation Process Model for Aqueous Solutions" , (1993), AIChE Summer National Meeting, Seattle, WA.

226)  Diwekar U. M., "How Simple Can it be: A Look at the Models for Batch Distillation",  (1993), ESCAPE-3, Austria.

227)  Diwekar U. M. and E. S. Rubin, "Parameter Design Method using Stochastic Optimization on ASPEN" , (1993), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

228)  Diwekar U. M.,  "Experiences with Reduced Order Modeling for Batch Distillation", (1993), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

229)  Kandlikar M., U. M. Diwekar, and A. Patwardhan,  "Carbon Cycle Inversion as Differential Algebraic Optimization Problem",  (1993), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

230)  Diwekar U. M.,  "Capturing Holdup Effects in Batch Distillation Using a Lumped Parameter Short-cut Model",  (1992), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.

231)  Diwekar U. M., E. S. Rubin, and U. M. Diwekar,  "An Efficient Handling of the Implicit Constraints Problem in the ASPEN MINLP Process Synthesizer",  (1992), AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami Beach, FL.

232)  Frey H. C., E. S. Rubin, and U. M. Diwekar,  "Process Modeling of Advanced Technologies Under Uncertainty", (1992), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, TX.

233)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey, and E. S. Rubin,  "Synthesizing Optimal Flowsheets Under Parameters Uncertainties",  (1992), AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, TX.

234)  Diwekar U. M.,  "Solving Optimization/Optimal Control Problems in Batch Distillation More Efficiently",  (1991), AIChE  Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

235)  Diwekar U. M.,  "A Fast Design Method for Binary Azeotropic Batch Distillation Columns" (1991), AIChE  Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

236)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey, and E. S. Rubin,  "Synthesizing Optimal flowsheets: Applications to IGCC System Environmental Controls", (1991), AIChE Summer National Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

237)  Diwekar U. M. and B. Morel,  "Space Nuclear Power Plants - I" , (1991), AIChE Summer National Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

238)  Diwekar U. M., I. E. Grossmann, and E. S. Rubin,  "An MINLP Process Synthesizer for a Sequential Modular simulator",  (1991), AIChE Spring National Meeting, Houston, TX.

239)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey and E. S. Rubin,  "Stochastic Modeling of Chemical Processes using ASPEN",  (1990), AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

240)  Logsdon J. S., U. M. Diwekar, and L. T. Biegler,  "On the Simultaneous Optimal Design and Operation of Batch Distillation Columns",  (1989), AIChE  Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

241)  Diwekar U. M., H. C. Frey, and E.S. Rubin,  "Stochastic Modeling of Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Systems Using ASPEN",  (1989), Sixth Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh.

 

Technical Reports and Manuals:

136)  Subramanayan K. and U. Diwekar, “ User’ Manual for Stochastic Modeling for GREET”, (2006), prepared for Argonne National Laboratory,  Argonne.

137)  Subramanayan K. and U. Diwekar, Multi-objective Optimization for Hybrid Fuel Cells Power System under Uncertainty and the Value of Research”, (2005), Final Report, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Morgantown.

138)  Diwekar U., “Designing for Environment: A Multi-objective Optimization Framework under Uncertainty”, (2005), Final Report Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC.

139)  Karthik Subramanayan, Weiyu Xu, and Urmila Diwekar, “Stochastic Modeling and Multi-objective Optimization for APECS System”, (2005), Final Report, National Energy Technologies Laboratory, Morgantown.

140)  Barratto F. and U. Diwekar, “Health and Environmental Impacts of SECA Fuel Cells  in the Transportation Sector”,  (2004), Final Report, National Energy Technologies Laboratory, Morgantown.

141)  Diwekar U.,. "Value of Research and Advanced Power Systems", (2002) Topical Report, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratories, Morgantown.

142)  Goyal A. and U. Diwekar, "Multi-objective Synthesis of Optimal Hybrid Fuel Cells Power Systems under Uncertainty", (2002), Topical Report, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratories, Pittsburgh.

143)  Diwekar U.M. and E. S. Rubin , "An Efficient Sampling Technique for Stochastic Modeling and Optimization" (1997), Topical Report, Contract No. DE-AC21-88MC24248, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

144)  Diwekar U. M. “ User’s Manual for MultiBatchDS”,  (1997), prepared for Batch Process Research Corporation.

145)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for Stochastic Modeling in ASPEN PLUS, "(1997), prepared for Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

146)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for Stochastic Modeling in ASPEN, "(1993), prepared for Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

147)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for Flowsheet Optimization ASPEN PLUS, "(1993), prepared for Federal Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

148)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for SNAPS- Space Nuclear Auxillary Power System,"(1991), Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

149)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for Flowsheet Optimization, "(1990), prepared for Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

150)  Diwekar U. M. " Technical Reference Manual for Flowsheet Optimization,"(1990), prepared for Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

151)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for Process Synthesis"(1990), prepared for Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

152)  Diwekar U. M. " Technical Reference Manual for Process Synthesis, "(1990), prepared for Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

153)  Rubin E.S. and U. M. Diwekar "Stochastic Modeling of Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Systems," Task 1 Topical Report, Contract No. DE-AC21-88MC24248, U.S. Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

154)  Diwekar U. M. " User's Manual for Stochastic Modeling in ASPEN, "(1989), prepared for Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

155)  Diwekar U. M. " Technical Reference Manual for Stochastic Modeling in ASPEN, "(1989), prepared for Morgantown Energy Technology Center, Morgantown.

156)  Diwekar U. M. " BATCH-DIST a Comprehensive Package for Simulation, Design, Optimization, and Optimal Control of Multicomponent, Multifraction Batch Distillation Columns- User's Manual,", (1988), Computer Aided Design Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay, India.

157)  A. S. Moharir, R. K. Malik, K. P. Madhavan, U. M. Diwekar, S. Rajagopal, and P. K. Paranjape "SimPRAN, an Interactive Process Simulation for a Caprolactum Plant," (1988), prepared for Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation, Baroda, India.

 


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