José A. Romagnoli holds the Cain Chair in Process Systems Engineering in the Department of Chemical
Engineering and is the director of the Laboratory for Process Systems Engineering at
Louisiana State University. He earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the
University of Minnesota. Dr. Romagnoli has authored more than 300 international
publications and was awarded the Centenary Medal of Australia for his contributions
to chemical engineering. His research covers all aspects of process systems
engineering, including modeling of complex
systems, advanced model-based control, intelligent process monitoring and
supervision, and plant-wide optimization.
Ahmet Palazoglu is a professor of chemical engineering and materials science at the University of
California, Davis. He earned a PhD in chemical engineering from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Palazoglu has authored more than 150 publications and has
taught short courses to academic and industrial audiences on process monitoring
applications. His research interests include process control, nonlinear dynamics,
process monitoring, and statistical modeling.