Vivek Dua's Webpage

 

Senior Lecturer
Study Abroad Tutor

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 0002
Email: v.dua@ucl.ac.uk

 

Roberts Building, Room 205 (via 203)

 

Address:
Dr Vivek Dua
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

 

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. Vivek Dua joined as a Lecturer in 2004 and is currently a Senior Lecturer 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.

 

Research Interests

 

Dr Duas 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

 

Recent Publications

Journals

Gueddar, T. and Dua, V. (2012). Novel model reduction techniques for refinery-wide energy optimisation. Applied Energy 89, 117126.

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, in press.

Gueddar, T. and Dua, V. (2011). Disaggregationaggregation based model reduction for refinery-wide Optimization. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 35, 1838 1856.

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.

Dua, V. (2010). A mixed-integer programming approach for optimal configuration of artificial neural networks. Chemical Engineering Research and Design 88, 55-60.

Conference Proceedings

Dua, V. (2012) Model-based optimal control of non-viral gene delivery, accepted for the 22nd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering.

Polykarpou, E.M. and Dua, V. (2012) Sustainable water desalination using waste heat: optimisation of a liquid-liquid extraction process, accepted for the 22nd European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering.

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.

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.