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Prof Vivek Dua

Prof Vivek Dua

Professor of Chemical Engineering

Dept of Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Jan 2004

Research summary

Prof 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.

Research interests: Optimisation under Uncertainty; Multi-parametric Programming; Model Predictive Control; Model-based Fault Detection; Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Systems; Data based Modelling using Neural Networks; Refinery-wide Energy Optimisation; Modelling of Ion Channels for Cystic Fibrosis; Synthetic Biology using Model-based Control; Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic Modelling; Modelling and Control for Gene Delivery.

Teaching summary

Prof Dua's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of computer aided process engineering, design and optimisation. Listed below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching. 

CENG0006: Computational Modelling and Analysis

CENG0017: Process Dynamics and Control

CENG0016: Process Plant Design Project

 

Education

University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 |
University College London
Other Postgraduate qualification (including professional), Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 2 |
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2000
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Other higher degree, Master of Technology | 1995
Panjab University, Chandigarh
First Degree, Bachelor of Engineering | 1993
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