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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Engell

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

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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.


articleAzadi, Winz, Leo, Klock, Engell

A hybrid dynamic model for the prediction of molten iron and slag quality indices of a large-scale blast furnace

Computers and Chemical Engineering, 2021

proceedingsAzadi, Klock, Engell

Efficient Utilization of Active Carbon in a Blast Furnace through a Black-Box Model-Based Optimizing Control Scheme

16th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes ADCHEM 2021, 54, 2021

articleBouaswaig, Rahimi-Adli, Roth, Hosseini, Vale, Engell, Birk

Application of a grey-box modelling approach for the online monitoring of batch production in the chemical industry anwendung eines grey-box-modellierungsansatzes für die online-überwachung der batch-produktion in der chemischen industrie

At-Automatisierungstechnik, 68, 582-598, 2020

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

proceedingsKaiser, Engell

Integrating Superstructure Optimization under Uncertainty and Optimal Experimental Design in early Stage Process Development


in proceedingsJanus, Lübbers, Engell

Neural Networks for Surrogate-assisted Evolutionary Optimization of Chemical Processes

IEEE, 1-8, 2020

proceedingsAzadi, Ahangari Minaabad, Bartusch, Klock, Engell

Nonlinear Prediction Model of Blast Furnace Operation Status

30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE30), 47, 2020


Numerical Estimation of the Geometry and Temperature of An Alternating Current Steelmaking Electric Arc

Steel Research International, 2020

proceedingsGerlich, Misz, Engell

Online Process Monitoring in SMB Processes

30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE30), 2020

talkGerlich, Arab, Engell

Jahrestreffen der ProcessNet-Fachgemeinschaften "Prozess-, Apparate- und Anlagentechnik", 2020

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