Warren D. Seider


Tel: 215-898-7953
Email: seider@seas.upenn.edu

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Professor Warren D. Seider has taught and done research in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania for 56 years, since 1967. He has authored and co-authored a total of 165 journal articles and co-authored seven textbooks. For over 40 years, he has been a coordinator of the design project course involving projects provided by many practicing engineers in the Philadelphia area. In 1969, he helped to organize the CACHE (Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering Education) Corporation, served as its chairman on two occasions, and remains active through 44 years. He and his students were involved in research to develop the ASPEN (Advanced System for Process Engineering) simulator and multimedia materials to help teach use of the ASPEN simulator. 


Research Interests
Active research in the general areas of process analysis, simulation, design, and control — with specific emphasis on: phase and chemical equilibria, chemical reaction systems, integration of stiff differential equations, azeotropic distillation, heat and power integration, CO2 supercritical extraction, Czochralski crystallization, algae growth to biofuels and bioproducts, nonlinear analysis and control, polymerization reactor control, safety and risk analysis, microfluidics control, and electrical power generation and CO2 sequestration. 


Research Areas
Process Systems Engineering


Educational Background
Ph.D.: University of Michigan (1966)
M.S.: University of Michigan (1963)
B.S.: Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1962)


2023 AIChE Founders Award
2022 Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2011 AIChE F.J. Van Antwerpen Award
2008 AIChE – Since 1908, one of 30 Authors of Groundbreaking ChE Books

2005 Elected Fellow of AIChE 
2004 AIChE Warren K. Lewis Award
1992 AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award
1983 Elected Director of AIChE


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