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Principal Investigator

Qi Zhang

 

Qi Zhang

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, UMN

Education:
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, 2011
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2012
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2016

E-mail: qizh@umn.edu
Links: CV | LinkedIn | Twitter | Google Scholar

Postdoctoral Associates

Andrew Allman

 

Andrew Allman

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2013
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2018

Joined group in Spring 2019

Research topic: Decomposition for mixed-integer optimization

E-mail: allma038@umn.edu
Links: Google Scholar

Ph.D. Students

Rishabh Gupta

Rishabh Gupta

B.Tech.-M.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2015

Joined group in Fall 2018

Research topic: Data-driven surrogate modeling

E-mail: rishabh@umn.edu
Links: LinkedIn | Google Scholar

Yen-An Lu

Yen-An Lu

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2018

Joined group in Fall 2019, co-advised with Prof. W.-S. Hu

Research topic: Hybrid modeling of biomanufacturing processes

E-mail: lu000285@umn.edu
Links: LinkedIn | Google Scholar

Tushar Rathi

 

Tushar Rathi

B.E. (Hons.), Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 2015
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018

Joined group in Fall 2019

Research topic: Optimization under uncertainty

E-mail: rathi023@umn.edu
Links: LinkedIn

Hanchu Wang

 

Hanchu Wang

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018
B.Sc., Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, 2018

Joined group in Fall 2018, co-advised with Prof. P. Daoutidis

Research topic: Food-energy-water nexus optimization

E-mail: wang8439@umn.edu
Links: LinkedIn

Undergraduate Researchers

Che Lee

Che Lee

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2020 (expected)

Joined group in Fall 2019

Research topic: Supply chain optimization with modular and mobile plants

E-mail: leex8912@umn.edu
Links: LinkedIn

Visiting Scholars

Wei Feng

Wei Feng

B.Sc., Automation, East China University of Science and Technology, 2016
Ph.D., Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2021 (expected)

Joined group in Fall 2019

Research topic: Adjustable robust optimization

E-mail: feng0205@umn.edu

Antonio Sanchez

 

Antonio Sánchez

B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Salamanca, 2015
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, University of Salamanca, 2017
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Salamanca, 2021 (expected)

Joined group in Fall 2019

Research topic: Optimization of sustainable energy systems

E-mail: sanch708@umn.edu
Links: Google Scholar

Group Alumni

Name Time in Group Role in Group Last Known Position
Yulong Li 2018 - 2019 UR Master's Student in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
Callen Shutts 2018 - 2019 UR Undergraduate Student in Chemical Engineering, UMN