Group Leader

Prof. Victor M. Zavala

Postdoctoral Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana

Areas of Expertise: Optimization, Control, Energy Systems

Email: victor.zavala@wisc.edu

Address: 2012 Engineering Hall

Personal Webpage: [link]

CV: [link]

Graduate Researchers

Joshua Pulsipher

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise: Optimization and Control

Project: Advanced Modeling Frameworks

Email: pulsipher@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

Yue Shao

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rice University

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Modular Systems

Email: yshao44@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

Weiqi Zhang

B.S., Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Electrical-Computing Infrastructures

Email: wzhang483@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

Alexander Douglas Smith

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: adsmith23@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

Shengli Jiang

B.S. Chemical Engineering, UC-San Diego

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: sjiang87@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link] [CV]

Shiyi (Amy) Qin

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Expertise: Data Science and Machine Learning

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: sqin34@wisc.edu

Jiaze Ma

B.S.& M.S. Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Email: jma258@wisc.edu

Leonardo Gonzalez

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Areas of Expertise: Process Controls

Project: Reinforcement Learning

Email: gonzlezchvez@wisc.edu

Dilara Göreke

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Bogazici Univ

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: goreke@wisc.edu

Blake Lopez

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State Univ

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Hydrogen Markets

Email: brlopez@wisc.edu

David Cole

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise: Optimization

Project: Optimization Solvers

Email: dlcole3@wisc.edu

Jaron Thompson

B.S. & M.S. Chemical Engineering, Colorado State University

Areas of Expertise: Computational Biology

Project: Microbiome engineering

Email: jcthompson5@wisc.edu

Lisa Je

B.A. Chemistry, B.E Chemical Engineering, Dual Degree Vassar & Dartmouth Colleges

M.S. Chemical & Biological Engineering, UW-Madison

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning and Molecular Science

Project: Machine Learning for ChemE

Email: lje@wisc.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

Philip Tominac

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, McMaster University

Areas of Expertise: Optimization and Game Theory

Project: Environmental Economics

Email: tominac@wisc.edu

Former Members

Yicheng Hu, Now at Dow Chemical

Sungho Shin, Now at Argonne National Lab

Apoorva Sampat, Now at Dow Chemical

Ranjeet Kumar, Now at Dow Chemical

Jordan jalving, Now at Sandia National Labs

Ilse Hernandez, Now at Universidad Michoacana, Mexico

Hani Yoo, Now KAIST at South Korea

Heriberto Alcocer, Now at Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico

Qiugang Lu, Now at Texas Tech

Renke Kuhlmann, Postdoc, Now at GAMS Corporation, Germany

Caroline Satye, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Santiago Rodriguez, Purdue University

Aurora Munguia, Universidad Michoacana, Mexico

Jaime Garibay, Tecnologico de Celaya, Mexico

Yankai Cao, Postdoc, Now Faculty at University of British Columbia

Dulce Lopez, Visitor, Now at Universidad Michoacana, Mexico

Javier Tovar, Visitor, Now at Universidad Michoacana, Mexico

Alexander Dowling, Postdoc, Now Faculty at Notre Dame

Kibaek Kim, Postdoc, Now Staff at Argonne

Nai-Yuan Chiang, Postdoc, Now Staff at United Technologies

Yeonsook Heo, Postdoc, Now Faculty at University of Cambridge

Luis Fabián Fuentes-Cortés, Visitor, Now at ITESM, Mexico

Magdalena Santos-Rodriguez, Visitor, Now at ITESM, Mexico