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M.Sc. Alexandru Tatulea-Codrean

M.Sc. Alexandru Tatulea-Codrean Photo of M.Sc. Alexandru Tatulea-Codrean

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

Room 509


Short CV

Alexandru received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the “Politehnica” University of Timisoara (Romania) in 2011. Since 2011 he has lived and studied in Dortmund, completing the Process Automation module of A&R and receiving his M.Sc in March 2014. Alexandru has been employed at the DYN group since  May 2014. He is researching software solutions for advanced control and monitoring techniques.

Consultation Hours

Friday 10:00-12:00 or by e-mail appointment.

Research interests

  • Nonlinear MPC and other optimal control strategies
  • Methods and algorithms for numerical optimization
  • Monitoring of complex processes and NMPC controllers



Research Area 2: Methods and algorithms for robust nonlinear process control

Research Area 3: Operator interactions. Visualization  and monitoring of the NMPC algorithms, understanding the controller and the optimization results


A&R Labs – General coordinator

Summer: Logic Control: Assistant lecturer

Winter:     CTA: Lead tutor

Supervised theses (all for M.Sc.)

Ahmed Mohammed Ragab, August 2015 – “A Case Study on the Avoidance of Common Cause Failures of Coupled Interlock and Process Control Systems” (BASF SE, Ludwigshafen)

Angel Palomares Garza, November 2015 – “Evaluation of the software platform DO-MPC against a large scale system under model-plant mismatch”

Gjorgji Spirkoski, March 2017 – “Development of a framework based on parallelization for nonlinear model-predictive control of a reactive distillation case study”

Farzad Ahmadi, March 2017   – “Throughput Optimization of an Inspection Machine for PET-Bottles” (Intravis GhbH, Aachen)


articleHaßkerl, Lindscheid, Subramanian, Diewald, Tatulea-Codrean, Engell

Economics optimizing control of a multi-product reactive distillation process under model uncertainty

Computers and Chemical Engineering, 118, 25-48, 2018

articleLucia, Tatulea-Codrean, Schoppmeyer, Engell

Rapid Development of Modular and Sustainable Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Solutions

Control Engineering Practice, 51-62, 2017

in proceedingsLindscheid, Bremer, Haßkerl, Tatulea-Codrean, Engell

A Test Environment to Evaluate the Integration of Operators in Nonlinear Model-Predictive Control of Chemical Processes

2nd IFAC Conference on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems, 129-134, 2016

in proceedingsTatulea-Codrean, Haßkerl, Urselmann, Engell

Steady-state Optimization and Nonlinear Model-predictive Control of a Reactive Distillation Process using the Software Platform do-mpc

IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, 2016

in proceedingsLucia, Tatulea-Codrean, Schoppmeyer, Engell

An Environment for the Efficient Testing and Implementation of Robust NMPC

The 2014 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, 1843-1848, 2014

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