Journal Publications

Tovar-Facio, J., Cao, Y., Ponce-Ortega, J.M., and Zavala, V. M. Scalable Solution Strategies for Chance-Constrained Nonlinear Programs. Under Review, 2018. [pdf]

Shin, S., Hart,  P., Jahns, T. and Zavala, V.M. A Hierarchical Optimization Architecture for Large-Scale Power Networks. Under Review, 2018. [pdf]

Cao, Y., Yu, H., Abbott, N.L., and Zavala, V.M. Machine Learning Algorithms for Liquid Crystals-Based Sensors. Under Review, 2018. [pdf]

Hu, Y., Scarborough, M., Aguirre-Villegas, H., Larson, R.A., Noguera, D.R. and Zavala, V.M. A Supply Chain Framework for the Analysis of the Recovery of Valuable Chemicals from Organic Waste. Under Review, 2017. [pdf]

Sampat, A., Ruiz-Mercado, G., and Zavala, V.M. Economic and Environmental Analysis for Advancing Sustainable Management of Livestock Waste. Under Review, 2017.  [pdf]

Jalving, J. and Zavala, V.M. An Optimization-Based State Estimation Framework for Large-Scale Natural Gas Networks. Under Review, 2017. [pdf]

Cao, Y., and Zavala, V.M. A Sigmoidal Approximation for Chance-constrained Nonlinear Programs. Under Review, 2017. [pdf]

Cao, Y., and Zavala, V.M. A Scalable Global Optimization Algorithm for Stochastic Nonlinear Programs. Under Review, 2017. [pdf]

Sampat, A., Martin, E., Martin, M., and Zavala, V.M. Technologies and Logistics for Phosphorus Recovery from Livestock Waste. Under Review, 2017.  [pdf]

Cao, Y., D'Amato, F. and Zavala, V.M. Stochastic Optimization Formulations for Wind Turbine Power Maximization and Extreme Load Mitigation. Under Review, 2017. [pdf]

Martin, E., Sampat, A., Zavala, V.M., and Martin, M. Optimal Integrated Facility for Waste Processing. Chem. Eng. Res. & Design, In Press, 2017. [link]

Dowling, A. W. and  Zavala, V.M. A Decomposition Algorithm for Simultaneous  Scheduling and Control of CSP Systems. AIChE Journal, In Press, 2017. [pdf]

Curtis, F.E., Waechter, A., and Zavala, V. M. A Sequential Algorithm for Solving Nonlinear Optimization Problems with Chance Constraints. SIAM Journal on Optimization, In Press, 2018. [pdf]

Dowling, A.W. and Zavala, V.M. Economic Opportunities for Industrial Systems from Frequency Regulation Markets, Computers & Chemical Engineering, In Press, 2017. [link]

Kumar, R., Wenzel, M.J., Ellis, M.J., ElBsat, M.N., Drees, K.H. and Zavala, V.M. A Stochastic Model Predictive Control Framework for Stationary Battery Systems, In Press, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018. [link]

Nicholson, B., Siirola, J., Watson, J.P., Zavala, V. M., and Biegler, L.T. pyomo.dae: A Modeling and Automatic Discretization Framework for Optimization with Differential and Algebraic EquationsMathematical Programming Computation, In Press, 2017. [link]

Fuentes-Cortes, L.F., Ponce-Ortega, J.M., and Zavala, V. M. Balancing Stakeholder Priorities in the Operation of Combined Heat and Power Systems. Applied Thermal Energy, 128, pp. 480-488, 2018. [link]

Renteria J.A., Cao, Y., Dowling, A. W. and Zavala, V.M. Optimal PID Controller Tuning using Stochastic Programming Techniques. AIChE Journal, In Press, 2017. [link]

Sampat, A., Martin, E., Martin, M., and Zavala, V.M. Optimization Formulations for Multi-Product Supply-Chain Networks. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 104C, pp. 296-310, 2017. [link]

Sharara, M., Sampat, A., Good, L., Smith, A., Porter, P.,  Zavala, V.M., and Larson, R. Spatially explicit methodology for coordinated manure management in shared watershedsJournal of Environmental Management, 192, pp. 48-56, 2017. [link]

Santos-Rodriguez, M., Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Zavala, V. M. A Stochastic Optimization Approach for the Design of Organic Fluid Mixtures for Low-Temperature Heat RecoveryApplied Energy, 198, pp. 145-159, 2017. [link]

Chiang, N., Huang, R. and Zavala, V. M. An Augmented Lagrangian Filter Method for Real-Time Embedded Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62 (12), pp. 6110-6121, 2017. [link]

Yu, J., Zavala, V. M., and Anitescu, M. Scalable Design of Experiments Framework for Sensor Placement. Journal of Process Control, In Press, 2017. [link]

Kim, K. and Zavala, V. M. Algorithmic Innovations and Software for the Dual Decomposition Method Applied to Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programs. Mathematical Programming Computation, To Appear, 2017. [link]

Fuentes-Cortes, L.F., Ma, Y., Ponce-Ortega, J.M., and Zavala, V. M. Valuation of Water and Emissions in Energy Systems. Applied Energy, 210, pp. 518-528, 2018. [link]

Jalving, J., Abhyankar, S., Kim, K., Hereld, M., Zavala, V. M. A Graph-Based Computational Framework for Simulation and Optimization of Coupled Infrastructure NetworksIET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 11, pp. 3163-3176, 2017. [link]

Griffith, D., Zavala, V. M., and Biegler, L.T. Robustly Stable Economic NMPC for Non-Dissipative Stage CostsJournal Of Process Control, 57, pp. 116-126, 2017. [link]

Cao, Y., Fuentes-Cortes, L.F., Chen, S., and Zavala, V. M. Scalable Modeling and Solution of Stochastic Multiobjective Optimization ProblemsComputers & Chemical Engineering, 99, pp. 185-197, 2017. [link]

Dowling, A. W., Kumar, R., Zavala, V.M. A Multi-Scale Optimization Framework for Electricity Market Participation. Applied Energy, 190, pp. 147-164, 2017. [link]

Dowling, A. W., Zheng, T., and Zavala, V. M. Economic Assessment of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies: A Review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 72, pp. 1019-1032, 2017. [link]

Kim, K., Yang, F., Zavala, V. M., and Chien, A. A. Data Centers as Dispatchable Loads to Harness Stranded Power. 8(1), pp. 208-218, 2017. [link]

Zavala, V. M.; Kim, K. Anitescu, M. and Birge, J. A Stochastic Electricity Market Clearing Formulation with Consistent Pricing Properties.  Operations Research, 65(3), pp. 557-576, 2017. [link]

Dowling, A.W., Ruiz-Mercado, G. and Zavala, V. M. A Framework for Multi-stakeholder Decision-Making and Conflict Resolution. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 90, pp. 136 - 150, 2016. [link]

Petra, C.G., Zavala, V. M., Nino-Ruiz, E. and Anitescu, M. A High-Performance Computing Framework for Analyzing the Economic Impacts of Wind CorrelationElectric Power Systems Research, 141, pp. 372-380, 2016. [link]

Fuentes-Cortes, L.F., Dowling, A. W., Rubio,-Maya, C., Zavala, V. M., and Ponce-Ortega, J.M. Integrated Design and Control of Multigeneration Systems for Building Complexes. Energy, 116(2), pp. 1403-1416, 2016. [link]

Lopez-Cardenas, D.C., Wozny, G., Flores-Tlacuahuac, A., Vazquez-Medrano, R.,  and Zavala, V. M. A Computational Framework for Identifiability and Ill-Conditioning Analysis of Lithium-Ion Battery Models. IEC&R, 55 (11), pp. 3026–3042, 2016. [link]

Chiang, N. and Zavala, V. M. Large-Scale Optimal Control of Interconnected Natural Gas and Electrical Transmission Systems. Applied Energy, 168, pp. 226-235, 2016. [link]

Cao, Y.; Laird. C.D. and Zavala, V. M. Clustering-Based Preconditioning for Stochastic Programs. Computational Optimization and Applications, 64(2), pp. 379-406, 2016. [link]

Chiang, N. and Zavala, V. M. An Inertia-Free Filter Line-Search Algorithm for Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming. Computational Optimization and Applications, 64(2), pp. 327-354, 2016. [link]

Gangammanavar, H.; Sen, S. and Zavala, V. M. Stochastic Optimization of Sub-Hourly Economic Dispatch With Wind Energy.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems,  31(2),  pp. 949-959, 2016. [link]

Morales, P.; Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Zavala, V. M. Analyzing the Effects of Comfort Relaxation on Energy Demand Flexibility of Buildings: A Multiobjective Optimization Approach.  Energy & Buildings, 85, pp. 416-426, 2014.[link]

Burkhart, M. C.; Heo, Y. and Zavala, V. M. Measurement and Verification of Building Systems Under Uncertain Data: A Gaussian Process Modeling Approach.  Energy & Buildings, 75, pp. 189-198, 2014. [link]

Zavala, V. M. Stochastic Optimal Control Model for Natural Gas Networks. Computers & Chemical Engineering,  64(1), pp. 103-113, 2014. [link]

Zavala, V. M. and Anitescu, M. Scalable Nonlinear Programming Via Exact Differentiable Penalty Functions and Trust-Region Newton Methods.  SIAM Journal on Optimization, 24(1), pp. 528-558, 2014. [link]

Zavala, V. M. Inference of Building Occupancy Signals Using Moving Horizon Estimation and Fourier Regularization.  Journal of Process Control, 24(6), pp. 714-722, 2014. [link]

Salazar, J.M.; Diwekar, U.; Constantinescu, E.M. and Zavala, V. M.  Stochastic Optimization Approach to Water Management in Cooling-Constrained Power Plants.  Applied Energy, 112, pp. 12-22, 2013. [link]

Zavala, V. M. Real-Time Optimization Strategies for Building Systems. Ind.Eng.Chem.Res. 52(9), pp. 3137-3150, 2013. [link]

Heo, Y. and Zavala, V. M.  Gaussian Process Modeling for Measurement and Verification of Building Energy Savings.  Energy & Buildings, 53, pp.7-18, 2012. [link]

Zavala, V. M. and Flores-Tlacuahuac, A.  Stability of Multiobjective Predictive Control: A Utopia-Tracking Approach. Automatica, 48(10), pp. 2627-2632, 2012. [link]

Zavala, V. M.; and Anitescu, M. Real-Time Nonlinear Optimization as a Generalized Equation.  SIAM J. Control and Optimization, 48, pp. 5444-5454, 2010. [link]

Constantinescu, E. M.; Zavala, V. M.; Rocklin, M.; Lee, S.; and Anitescu, M.  A Computational Framework for Uncertainty Quantification and Stochastic Optimization in Unit Commitment with Wind Power Generation.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26(1), pp. 431-441, 2010. [link]

Zavala, V. M. Stability Analysis of an Approximate Scheme for Moving Horizon Estimation.  Comp. Chem. Eng., 34(10), pp. 1662-1670, 2010. [link]

Zavala, V. M.; Constantinescu, E. M.; Krause, T.; and Anitescu, M.  On-Line Economic Optimization of Energy Systems Using Weather Forecast Information. Journal of Process Control, 19(10), pp. 1725-1736, 2009. [link]  

Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Optimization-Based Strategies for the Operation of Low-Density Polyethylene Tubular Reactors:  Nonlinear Model Predictive Control. Comp. Chem. Eng., 33(10), pp. 1735-1746, 2009. [link]

Huang, R.; Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Advanced Step Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Air Separation Units.  Journal of Process Control, 19 (4), pp. 678-685, 2009. [link]

Biegler, L.T.; and Zavala V.M. Large-Scale Nonlinear Programming with IPOPT: An Integrating Framework for Enterprise-Wide Optimization. Comp.Chem.Eng. 33(3), pp. 575-582, 2009. [link

Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. Optimization-Based Strategies for the Operation of Low-Density Polyethylene Tubular Reactors: Moving Horizon Estimation. Comp.Chem.Eng. 33(1), pp. 379-390, 2009.[link]

Zavala, V. M.; and Biegler, L.T. The Advanced Step NMPC Controller: Optimality, Stability and Robustness. Automatica, 45(1), pp. 86-93, 2009. [link]  

Zavala V.M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. A Fast Moving Horizon Estimation Algorithm Based on Nonlinear Programming Sensitivity. Journal of Process Control, 18 (9), pp. 876-884, 2008. [link

Zavala, V. M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. Interior-Point Point Decomposition Approaches for Parallel Solution of Large-Scale Nonlinear Parameter Estimation Problems. Chem. Eng. Sci. 63 (19), pp. 4834-4845, 2008. [link]

Zavala, V. M.; Laird, C.D. and Biegler, L.T. Fast Implementations and Rigorous Models: Can Both be Accommodated in NMPC? Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control. 18 (8), pp.800-815, 2008. [link]  

Zavala, V. M. and Biegler, L.T. Large-Scale Parameter Estimation in Low-Density Polyethylene Tubular  Reactors. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 45 (23),  pp. 7867 -788, 2006. [link]

Zavala, V. M.;  Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Vivaldo-Lima, E. The Bifurcation Behavior of a Polyurethane Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor. Chem. Eng. Sci.  61 (22),  pp. 7368-7385, 2006. [link

Zavala, V. M.;  Flores-Tlacuahuac, A. and Vivaldo-Lima, E. Dynamic Optimization of a Semi-Batch Reactor for Polyurethane Production. Chem. Eng. Sci.  60 (11),  pp. 3061-3079, 2005. [link]  

Flores-Tlacuahuac, A.;  Zavala, V. M. and  Saldivar-Guerra E. Complex Nonlinear Behavior in the Full-Scale High-Impact Polystyrene Process. Ind.Eng.Chem. Res. 44 (8), pp. 2802-2814, 2005. [link

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