UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Javier Silvente

Research Associate


Research Project

Uncertainty-aware planning and scheduling in the process industries

This project is focused mainly on the development of mathematical models for solving planning and scheduling problems in chemical and energy processes. Dr Silvente's current research activities and interests involve the following main areas:
o Modelling and optimisation of supply chains
o Production scheduling and planning
o Energy supply chains
o Microgrids management
o Mixed-integer optimisation
o Supply chain optimisation
o Uncertainty


      Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou and Dr Vivek Dua


      2016 – PhD in Chemical Engineering (Process Systems Engineering) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC-ETSEIB). Barcelona, Spain.
      - PhD thesis: “Improving the tactical and operational decision making procedures in Chemical Supply Chains” (Cum Laude)
      - FPI fellowship, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
      - Mobility grant, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
      2010 – MSc in Polymers and Biopolymers (UPC-ETSEIB). Barcelona, Spain.
      2007 – BSc in Chemical Engineering (UPC-ETSEIB). Barcelona, Spain.