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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 proceedingsGottu Mukkula, Engell

Guaranteed model adequacy for modi er adaptation with quadratic approximation.

Proceedings of 19th European Control Confer- ence (ECC), 1037-1042, 2020

in proceedingsRahimi-Adli, Schiermoch, Beisheim, Wenzel, Engell

A model identification approach for the evaluation of plant efficiency


articleAhmad, Gao, Engell

A study of model adaptation in iterative real-time optimization of processes with uncertainties

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 122, 218-227, 2019

in proceedingsAve, Alici, Harjunkoski, Engell

An Explicit Online Resource-Task Network Scheduling Formulation to Avoid Scheduling Nervousness


articleWenzel, Misz, Rahimi-Adli, Beisheim, Gesthuisen, Engell

An optimization model for site-wide scheduling of coupled production plants with an application to the ammonia network of a petrochemical site

Optimization and Engineering, 20, 31, 2019

talkGottu Mukkula, Engell

Application of Iterative Real-time Optimization in an Intensified Continuous Plant at Pilot Plant Scale

In 2019 12th European Congress of Chemical Engineering., 2019

in proceedingsWenzel, Engell

Coordination of coupled systems of systems with quadratic approximation

IFAC-PapersOnLine, 52, 132-137, 2019

in proceedingsModeer, Engell

Design and validation of cyber-physical systems through model abstraction

ISSE 2019, art. no. 8984475, 2019

in proceedings

Economics optimizing control with model mismatch based on modifier adaptation


articleCameron, Engell, Georgakis, Aspiron, Bonvin, Gao, Gerogiorgis, Grossmann, Macchietto, Heinz Preisig; Brent Young

Education in Process Systems Engineering: Why it matters more than ever and how it can be structured

Computers & Chemical Engineering, 126, 102-112, 2019

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