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Associate Professor
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Arizona State University
Box 876006
Tempe, AZ 85287-6006

Phone: (480) 965-9476
FAX: (480) 965-0037
Email: daniel.rivera@asu.edu
URL: http://www.eas.asu.edu/~csel/rivera.html

BS University of Rochester 1982
MS University of Wisconsin-Madison 1984
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology Ph.D.

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Daniel E. Rivera

Description of Research
Dr. Rivera is involved in a comprehensive research program in the field of process control that addresses the substantial gaps between theory and application. The overall objectives of this program are to examine the development of emerging and migratory systems technologies applied to process systems. Among the research thrusts being investigated:

1) the implementation of advanced robust and constrained control in distributed control systems.

2) the development of advanced system identification tools for modeling the dynamics of complex chemical systems.

3) the interaction between process design and process control.

The Control Systems Engineering Laboratory headed by Dr. Rivera has strong ties with Honeywell Industrial Automation and Control and is one of the few academic institutions in the nation with an industrial-scale real-time process control testbed.

Recent Papers or Publications
Rivera, D.E., K.S. Jun, V.E. Sater, and M.K. Shetty, "Teaching Process Dynamics and Control Using an Industrial-Scale Real-Time Computing Environment," Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering Education Special Issue, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 191-205, 1996.

Rivera, D.E. and K.S. Jun, "An Integrated Identification and Control Design Methodology for Multivariable Process System Applications," IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Special Issue on Process Control, June 2000.

Vargas-Villamil, F.D. and D.E. Rivera, "Multilayer Optimization and Scheduling Using Model Predictive Control: Application to Reentrant Semiconductor Manufacturing Lines," Computers and Chemical Engineering, in press.

Special Honors or Awards
1994-1995 Outstanding Engineering Educator, AIChE Student Chapter, Arizona State University

1997-1998 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Arizona State University

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