Victor Zavala

Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Our group specializes in the formulation of mathematical optimization models for optimal control, estimation, and system design. We also develop computational techniques to solve such models on high-performance computers. We use these capabilities to: i) understand the interplay between economic and physical behavior of complex systems and ii) develop decision-making strategies to manage multiple conflicting objectives, multiple spatial and temporal scales, and high levels of uncertainty. Systems of interest include chemical production facilities, biogas supply chains, electrical power networks, natural gas networks, and buildings.