Principal Investigator

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Joseph K. ScotT

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Postdoc, MIT, 2013
Ph.D., MIT, 2012
M.S., MIT, 2008
B.S., Wayne State University, 2006

Honors and Awards: 
2014-15 Automatica Paper Prize, IFAC
2016 W. David Smith, Jr. Award, AIChE, CAST Division
2016 Air Force Young Investigator Award, AFOSR
2012 Best Paper Award, Journal of Global Optimization

Research Interests: Optimization theory and algorithms (global, dynamic, stochastic, etc.), control theory and algorithms (MPC, set-based estimation, reachability analysis, fault detection), and process modeling and simulation. Current applications include pressure swing adsorption, membrane reactors, renewable energy systems, AC power flow, aircraft flight dynamics, and robot motion planning.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

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Alphonse Hakizimana

B.S., Henderson State University, 2013
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2019

Project: Integrated design and operation of renewable energy systems

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Kai Shen

B.S., Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, 2010
M.S., University if Southern California, 2012
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2019

Project: Rapid and accurate reachability analysis for nonlinear systems by exploiting model redundancy

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Xuejiao Yang

B.S., Dalian University of Technology, 2015
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2020

Project: Fault detection and diagnosis for uncertain nonlinear systems using advanced set-based state estimation techniques

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Yuanxun Shao

B.S., East China University of Science and Technology, 2014
M.S., University California Irvine, 2016
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2021

Project: Global optimization under uncertainty, AC optimal power flow

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Taehun Kim

B.S., University of Virginia, 2015
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2022

Project: Modeling, simulation, and optimization of pressure swing adsorption processes

Dillard Robertson

B.S., Clemson University, May 2018
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2023

Project: Global optimization of chemical process flowsheets

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DYLAN WEBER

B.S., Clemson University, May 2018
Ph.D., Clemson University, Expected May 2023

Project: Modeling, simulation, and optimization of membrane processes


Undergraduate Researchers

CODY ALLEN

B.S., Clemson University, Expected May 2019

Project: Stochastic simulation of renewable energy systems

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Adam BeitZ

B.S., Clemson University, Expected May 2019

Project: Machine learning methods for biosensor development

Jack Tabb

B.S., Clemson University, Expected May 2020

Project: Simulation and optimization of pressure swing adsorption processes