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Departmental Tutor

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0002
Email: v.dua@ucl.ac.uk
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Dr Vivek Dua
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Dr. Vivek Dua joined as a Lecturer in 2004 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London.

Professional Occupation and Higher Education

1989-1993: B.E. (Honours) in Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

1993-1995: M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

1995-1996: Process Engineer, Kinetics Technology India Ltd.

1996-2000: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

2000-2002: Research Associate at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE), Imperial College London

2002-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Dr Dua's research interests are in the areas of computer-aided modelling, control and optimization of process and biological systems. He is member of CPSE, Associate Member of IChemE and member of Synthetic Biology Network. He has published over sixty papers in leading journals, conference proceedings and books and is co-editor of the Process Systems Engineering book series.

Dr Dua is the Departmental Tutor, coordinating all aspects of undergraduate study in the department.

Research Interests

Dr Dua’s research interests are in developing novel modeling, design, control and optimisation tools for solving process and biological systems engineering problems to address the changing energy and healthcare needs of the society. In particular, model reduction and parameter estimation techniques are being developed to tackle the computational complexity of these problems. These techniques are being applied to solve real life problems in collaboration with the chemical industry and researchers from the biological disciplines.

  • Process Optimisation under Uncertainty
  • Process Design for Energy Efficiency
  • Refinery-Wide Optimisation
  • Solvent Extraction based Low-Temperature Water Desalination
  • Model Reduction
  • Parameter Estimation
  • Neural Networks
  • Modelling and Design of Biological Systems (Systems and Synthetic Biology)
  • Gene Therapy

Parameter Estimation of Differential Equations [2,4]

     
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Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Constrained Optimisation (MINLP) [6]

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Refinery-wide Optimisation [1,3]

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MIPANN (Optimal Configuration of Artificial Neural Network) for Refinery Model Reduction [1,5]

MIPANN Model Reduction    

Disaggregation-Aggregation based Model Reduction for Refinery Optimisation (Large Data Sets, Parallel Computing) [3]

DA Model Reduction    

Sustainable Water Desalination using Low-grade/Waste Heat (Low-temperature Solvent Extraction) [b,d]

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Mathematical Modelling of Ion Channels for Cystic Fibrosis

CFTR

Gene Delivery (maximise efficacy and minimise toxicity) [a]

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Recent Publications

Journals

  1. Gueddar, T. and Dua, V. (2012). Novel model reduction techniques for refinery-wide energy optimisation. Applied Energy 89, 117–126.
  2. Dua, V. and Dua, P. (2012). A simultaneous approach for parameter estimation of a system of ordinary differential equations, using artificial neural approximation, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (4), 1809-1814.
  3. Gueddar, T. and Dua, V. (2011). Disaggregation–aggregation based model reduction for refinery-wide Optimization. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 1838– 1856.
  4. Dua, V. (2011). An artificial neural network approximation based decomposition approach for parameter estimation of system of ordinary differential equations. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 545-553.
  5. Dua, V. (2010). A mixed-integer programming approach for optimal configuration of artificial neural networks. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 88, 55-60.
  6. Gueddar, T., & Dua, V. (2012). Approximate multi-parametric programming based B&B algorithm for MINLPs. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 42, 288-297.

Conference Proceedings

  • [a]. Dua, V. (2012) Model-based optimal control of non-viral gene delivery, 22nd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering.
  • [b]. Polykarpou, E.M. and Dua, V. (2012) Sustainable water desalination using waste heat: optimisation of a liquid-liquid extraction process, 22nd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering.
  • [c]. Gueddar, T. and Dua, V. (2011) Approximate Multi-Parametric Programming based B&B Algorithm for MINLPs, 21ST European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering Book Series: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, Pistikopoulos EN; Georgiadis MC; Kokossis AC (editors), 29, 798-802.
  • [d]. Thanapalan, K. and Dua, V. (2011) Using Low-Grade Heat for Solvent Extraction based Efficient Water Desalination, 21ST European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering Book Series: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering, Pistikopoulos EN; Georgiadis MC; Kokossis AC (editors), 29, 1703-1707.


Books

  • Adjiman, C., Galindo, A. (editors) Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (series editors) (2010). Molecular Systems Engineering. Wiley-VCH.
  • Banga, J. R., Georgiadis, M. C., Pistikopoulos, E. N. (editors) Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (series editors) (2010). Dynamic Process Modeling. (Vol 7). Wiley-VCH.
  • Georgiadis, M. C., Kikkinides, E. S., Pistikopoulos, E. N. (editors) Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (series editors) (2008). Energy Systems Engineering. (Vol 5).
  • Papageorgiou, L. G., Georgiadis, M. C. (editors) Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (series editors) (2008). Supply Chain Optimization Part I. (3). Wiley-VCH.
  • Papageorgiou, L. G., Georgiadis, M. C. (editors) Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (series editors) (2008). Supply Chain Optimization Part II. (4).
  • Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (editors) (2007). Multi-parametric model-based control. (Vol 2). Wiley-VCH.
  • Pistikopoulos, E. N., Georgiadis, M. C., Dua, V. (editors) (2007). Multi-parametric programming. (Vol 1). Wiley-VCH.

Teaching Interests

Dr Dua's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of computer aided process engineering, design and optimisation. Below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching. (Note that each link is restricted to access only by students currently registered on the module.)

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