UCL Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Vivek Dua

Dr Vivek Dua

Reader in Chemical Engineering

Dept of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2004

Research summary

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

Teaching summary

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.)


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
PhD, Chemical Engineering | 2000
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
MTech, Chemical Engineering | 1995
Panjab University, Chandigarh
BEng, Chemical Engineering | 1993
University College London
CLTHE_1, Academic studies in Higher Education | 04-06
University College London
CLTHE_2, Academic studies in Higher Education | 04-06


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

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.