Systems Engineering

Systems engineering involves the analysis and optimization of processes for the design, operation, and control of chemical and biomolecular systems; e.g., chemical plants, energy conversion processes, consumer products, colloidal structures, and microfluidic screening devices. Research directions within systems engineering include nonlinear analysis (bifurcation and singularity theory), finite-element analysis, global optimization, optimal control, plant-wide control, uncertainty analysis, qualitative analysis and fuzzy logic, dynamic risk analysis (for safety and product quality), and molecular modeling and coarse-graining analysis.

Affiliated Researchers

Primary Faculty

Bomyi Lim

Assistant Professor


Peter Psarras

Research Professor


Talid R. Sinno