You are invited to explore the Multi-scale Systems Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) in the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. This homepage consists of a description of the lab’s personnel; collaborations and academic guests; teaching and research activities; publications; software and online tools; and computing facilities.
This site is aimed at addressing prospective collaborators, post-doctoral associates, doctoral students, undergraduate students and colleagues in industry and universities. We hope that via this material you will become aware of the goals of the Multi-scale Systems Engineering Laboratory and our dedication to excellence.
Brief Description of the Lab
The Multi-scale Systems Engineering Laboratory (MSEL) is part of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and it is located in the Engineering Research Building (3rd Floor) and the Jack E. Brown Building, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering (Rooms 341, 304, 332, and 335) at Texas A&M University. The teaching activities include lectures in Mixed-Integer Non-Linear Optimization and Deterministic Global Optimization.
The research activities focus on five main areas:
- Product and Process Design, Synthesis and Discovery
- Product and Process Operations: Scheduling
- Discrete-Continuous Nonlinear Optimization
- Deterministic Global Optimization
- Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Click here for a description of the computing facilities.
Christodoulos A. Floudas
Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute,
Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence
Texas A&M University
Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Emeritus
302D Williams Administration Bldg
3372 Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3372
- Graduate students Yannis A. Guzman and Melis Onel both received awards at the recent CHeGSA Chemical Engineering Symposium at Texas A&M University. Yannis received a "Best Oral Presentation" award for his talk on "Deterministic Optimization Under Uncertainty via Probabilistic Robust Optimization and A Priori Bounds", and Melis received a "Best Poster Presentation" award for her research on "A Novel Type-2 Diabetes Drug Design: Elucidating the GLP1R Recognition by GLP1".
- A perspective article, written by Professor Christodoulos A. Floudas, Alexander M. Niziolek, Onur Onel, and Logan R. Matthews, has been featured on the cover of the AIChE Journal. The article, "Multi-scale systems engineering for energy and the environment: Challenges and opportunities", has also been highlighted by Texas A&M University's Dwight Look College of Engineering.
- Recent "breakthrough" research in the prediction of HIV-1 tropism developed by the Floudas group and published in PLOS ONE has been highlighted by the Texas A&M University Dwight Look College of Engineering.
- On December 15, 2015, Professor Christodoulos A. Floudas was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The Fellows “were nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation in areas such as patents and licensing, innovative discovery and technology, significant impact on society, and support and enhancement of innovation.” He will be inducted on April 15, 2016 at the Fifth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors. More information regarding Professor Floudas' election can be found here.
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