The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at Carnegie Mellon
Larry Biegler is Bayer University Professor and head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his B.S. degree at IIT-Chicago and his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. His research interests lie in computer-aided process engineering and he is an author on more than 400 archival publications and two textbooks. He has received major awards from AIChE and ASEE, as well as the INFORMS Computing Prize, and an honorary doctorate in engineering sciences from the Technical University of Berlin.
Ignacio Grossmann is the Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering, and former department head at Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his B.S. degree at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, in 1974, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Imperial College in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He is former director (2005-2015) of the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making. He has authored several monographs on design cases studies, and the textbook Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design, with Larry Biegler and Art Westerberg. He has also organized the Virtual Library on Process Systems Engineering.
Nick Sahinidis is the John E. Swearingen Professor and director of the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University. He joined Carnegie Mellon in 2007 after a 16-year career at the University of Illinois at Urbana. His research has included the development of theory, algorithms, and the BARON software for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear programs. His research activities have been recognized by the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award in 2010, the Constantin Carathéodory Prize in 2015, and the National Award and Gold Medal from the Hellenic Operational Research Society in 2016, among others.