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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Engell

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Engell Photo of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Engell

(+49)231 755-5126

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Fakultät Bio- und Chemieingenieurwesen
Lehrstuhl für Systemdynamik und Prozessführung
Geschossbau 2

Room 524


Short CV

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell received a Dipl.-Ing degree in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany in 1978 and the Dr.-Ing. Degree and the venia legendi in Automatic Control from Universität Duisburg in 1981 and 1987. 1984/1985 he spent a year as a PostDoc at McGill University, Montréal, P.Q. 1986-1990 he was the head of an R&D group at the Fraunhofer Institut IITB in Karlsruhe, Germany. 1990 he was appointed to his present position as a Full Professor of Process Dynamics and Operations in the Department of Chemical Engineering at TU Dortmund. 2008 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA. He was Department Chairman 1996-1999 and 2012-2014 and Vice-Rector for Research of TU Dortmund 2002-2006.

Dr. Engell received an IFAC Journal of Process Control Best Paper Award for the paper “Feedback control for optimal process operation” (Journal of Process Control, 2007), a Best Paper Award of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2010 with Thomas Tometzki on risk-conscious planning and the PSE Model-based Innovation Prize with Ala Eldin Bouaswaig. He was a co-author of the 2014 Best Paper in Computers and Chemical Engineering “Scope for industrial applications of production scheduling models and solution methods” and with Weihua Gao and Simon Wenzel received the 2016 Computers and Chemical Engineering Best Paper Award for the paper “A reliable modifier-adaptation strategy for real-time optimization”.

He gave the Bayer Lecture in Process Systems Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008 and the Roger Sargent Lecture at Imperial College, London, in 2012. He has published more than 100 Papers in scientific journals, more than 40 papers in edited volumes and more than 300 conference papers with peer review and full papers in proceedings. He graduated more than 65 PhD students at TU Dortmund who worked under his supervision. In 2012, he was awarded a European Advanced Investigator Grant for the Project MOBOCON - Model-based Optimizing Control from a Vision to Industrial Reality. He has led several EU projects, among others the Support Action CPSoS which developed a Roadmap on Research and Innovation in Cyber-physical Systems of Systems (www.cpsos.eu/roadmap). He currently is the coordinator of the EU project CoPro - Improvement of Energy and Resource Efficiency by Better Coordination of Production in the Process Industries that is funded under the EU SPIRE program and involved in two Marie-Curie Training Networks (oCPS and PRONTO). He served as the President of EUCA, the European Control Association 2015-2017.


in proceedingsAhmad, Gao, Engell

Modifier Adaptation with Model Adaptation in Iterative Real-Time Optimization

13th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering (PSE 2018), 44, 691-696, 2018

proceedingsSiwczyk, Engell

A Fast Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm with Inexact Fitness Evaluation for Solving Two-Stage Stochastic Scheduling Problems


proceedingsNazari, Wenzel, Maxeiner, Sonntag, Engell

A Framework for the Simulation and Validation of Distributed Control Architectures for Technical Systems of Systems

The 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, 2017

proceedingsBeisheim, Krämer, Engell

A Hierachical Aggregation Concept for Resource Efficiency in Continuous Production Complexes


in proceedingsSubramanian, Lucia, Engell

A novel tube-based output feedback MPC for constrained linear systems


articleWenzel, Paulen, Beisheim, Krämer, Engell

Adaptive pricing for optimal resource allocation in industrial production sites

IFAC-PapersOnLine, 50, 12446 - 12451, 2017

in proceedingsReinaldo, Buckova, Engell

An efficient RTO scheme for the optimal operation of chemical processes under uncertainty

IEEE, 364-369, 2017

in proceedingsSubramanian, Lucia, Engell

An Improved Output Feedback MPC scheme for Constrained Linear Systems


in proceedingsGoerke, Engell

International Process Intensification Conference IPIC1, Barcelona, 2017

proceedingsGao, Engell

Dynamic MAWQA: Towards Efficient Real-time Optimization of Slow Dynamic Processes

36th Chinese Control Conference, 2017

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