Victor M. Zavala
Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Ph: (608) 262-6934
Fax: (608) 262-5434
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Our group specializes in the formulation of mathematical optimization models for optimal control, estimation, and system design. We also develop computational techniques to solve such models on high-performance computers. We use these capabilities to: i) understand the interplay between economic and physical behavior of complex systems and ii) develop decision-making strategies to manage multiple conflicting objectives, multiple spatial and temporal scales, and high levels of uncertainty. Systems of interest include chemical production facilities, biogas supply chains, electrical power networks, natural gas networks, and buildings.