Our research is in applied mathematics and control theory and its application to manufacturing systems where the control of events at the molecular scale is key to product quality.

Some specific applications include:


  • White House announces funding of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (June 2016)
  • Joel A. Paulson selected as a finalist for the CAST Directors' Student Presentation Award for the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting (May 2016)
  • Lucas Foguth and Jouha Min graduates with PhDs, with Lucas joining the U.S. Navy as an officer and Jouha starting a postdoc at Harvard Medical School (May 2016)
  • The cover of ACS Nano highlights Jouha Min's paper that demonstrates controlled delivery of antibiotic and growth factor in animal experiments using on self-assembled multilayer films (April 2016)
  • Mark Molaro graduates with PhD (January 2016)
  • Kristen Severson, Jeremy VanAntwerp, and collaborators at Biogen are recipients of the 2015 CAST Directors' Award (November 2015)
  • Former graduate student and postdoc Masako Kishida accepts an associate professor position at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan (April 2016)
  • Benben Jiang starts as associate professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (September 2015)
  • Former postdoc Stefan Streif accepts full professor position at Technische Universitat Chemnitz (June 2015)
  • Mo Jiang, Michael L. Rasche, and Zachary Ulissi graduate with Ph.D. degrees (May 2015)
  • Former postdoc Stefan Streif joins Technische Universitat Ilmenau as an Assistant Professor (October 2014)
  • Former postdoc Richard Lakerveld joins Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as an Assistant Professor (October 2014)
  • Former graduate student and postdoc Ashlee Ford Versypt joins Oklahoma State University at an Assistant Professor (August 2014)
  • Postdoc Ali Mesbah joins University of California Berkeley as an Assistant Professor (July 2014)
  • Prof. Braatz becomes Senior Editor for Pharmaceutical Engineering for IEEE Life Sciences Letters
  • Lifang Zhou and Xiaoxiang Zhu graduate with Ph.D. degrees
  • Richard D. Braatz will receive the AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award and deliver the CAST Banquet Talk on November 18 at the AIChE Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mo Jiang receives 1st Prize for the American Chemical Society‚Äôs Graduate Student Symposium Award (I&EC Division)
  • Mo Jiang selected as a Baxter Young Investigator
  • Mo Jiang receives the AIChE Process Development Division Student Paper Award for 2014
  • Paper published on mathematical modeling and model-based design of drug-eluting stents
  • Paper published on the design of a dual-purpose polymer-based conformal coating that provides controlled release of an antibiotic followed by active growth factor for orthopedic implant applications
  • Ph.D. student Mo Jiang received the 2013 AAPS (the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists) Graduate Student Symposium Award in Manufacturing Science & Engineering, for his development of design criteria that enable researchers to quickly identify pharmaceutical/solvent combinations that can nucleate crystals within dual-impinging-jet mixers, based on physicochemical properties
  • Prof. Braatz is the recipient of the 2013 AIChE PD2M Award for Outstanding Contribution to QbD for Drug Substance
  • PhD graduate Kwang Ki Kim is one of four finalists for the 2013 CDC Best Student Paper Award for the paper "A Characterization of Solutions for General Copositive Quadratic Lyapunov Inequalities" to be presented on December 11 at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Florence, Italy
  • MIT team receives $10.4 million biomanufacturing grant from DARPA
  • Prof. Braatz is the recipient of the 2013 Excellence in Technical Innovation Award from the International Society of Automation
  • Postdoc Joseph K. Scott joined Clemson University as an Assistant Professor (August 2013)
  • Prof. Braatz selected as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2013
  • Former PhD student and current postdoc Ashlee Ford Versypt is selected as the 2013 Howes Scholar in Computational Science
  • Former postdoc Brahim Benyahia joins the University of Loughborough as a Lecturer (January 2013)
  • Former PhD student and postdoc Masako Kishida joins University of Canterbury as a Lecturer in early 2013
  • Former postdoc Zoltan K. Nagy joins Purdue Universityas a full Professor in Summer 2012
  • Former postdoc Richard Lakerveld joins Delft University of Technology as anAssistant Professor
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"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0426328, 0438356, and 0828123. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation(NSF)."