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: Computational Mathematics

Email: victor.zavala@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

CV: [link]

Graduate Researchers

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]

Weiqi Zhang

B.S., Chemical Engineering, UCLA

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Electrical-Computing Infrastructures

Email: wzhang483@wisc.edu

Personal Webpage: [link]

Leonardo Gonzalez

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

Areas of Expertise: Process Controls

Project: Automated Experimental Design

Email: gonzlezchvez@wisc.edu

Shiyi (Amy) Qin (Co-Advised with Van Lehn)

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve

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

Bo-Xun Wang

B.S. Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Systems Optimization for Biodegradable Plastics

Email: bwang355@wisc.edu

David Cole

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University

Areas of Expertise: Graph Theory, Optimization

Project: Graph-Based Optimization

Email: dlcole3@wisc.edu

Blake Lopez

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oregon State Univ

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Hydrogen Markets

Email: brlopez@wisc.edu

Lisa Je (Co-Advised with Van Lehn)

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

Jaron Thompson (Co-Advised with Venturelli)

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

Areas of Expertise: Computational Biology

Project: Microbiome Engineering

Email: jcthompson5@wisc.edu

J. Elvis Umana (Co-Advised with Gebbie)

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning and Electrochemsitry

Project: Machine Learning for Electrolyte Design

Email: elvis.umana@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

Aurora Munguia

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Universidad Michoacana

Areas of Expertise: Modeling and Optimization

Project: Process Optimization for Plastic Upcycling

Email: munguialopez@wisc.edu

Daniel Laky

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Areas of Expertise: Optimization and Pharmaceutical Modeling

Project: Optimization and Data Science

Email: dlaky@wisc.edu

Former Members

Alexander Smith, Now at University of Minnesota

Dilara Goreke

Yue Shao, Now at Dow Chemical

Joshua Pulsipher, Now at Carnegie Mellon

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, Visitor, 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