Currently, I am postdoctoral fellow in the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UW-Madison. My postdoctoral work is two-fold: chemical engineering education and Process Systems Engineering (PSE) research. In the education front, I am working with Dr. William F. Banholzer on enhancing the chemical engineering curriculum by developing business simulations designed to reinforce how the fundamentals of mass/energy balances, process flow simulation, and other engineering practices define successful commercial chemical processes. Regarding technical research, I am working with Dr. Christos T. Maravelias on PSE-related projects (more details soon).

I obtained my Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and was advised by Dr. Ignacio E. Grossmann. My Ph.D. research can be broadly classified as Enterprise-Wide Optimization (EWO), which is a subarea of PSE. Specifically, I have worked on production scheduling and planning of chemical plants with batch and continuous processes. A significant part of my work has been on the development of data-driven methods for optimization under uncertainty. These methods rely on probability and statistics concepts to assist in uncertainty modeling and quantification frameworks.

Prior to my Ph.D., I obtained a B.S. in chemical engineering at PUC-Rio (Brazil). My final-year project was related to data reconciliation and parameter estimation in chemical engineering processes. In addition, I was an exchange student for two semesters at UC Berkeley where I had the honor to contribute to the Leonardo Project (formerly Bronowski Project) organized by Dr. John M. Prausnitz.

Additional Information

  • Ph.D. Thesis. (PDF will be uploaded once all papers are published)
    • Title: Data Analytics Methods for Enterprise-wide Optimization under Uncertainty
  • Teaching Portfolio.
  • University-wide Graduate Student Teaching Award Nomination Package.
    • Contains testimonials of my teaching by Ph.D. advisor, professors, and students at CMU. All recommenders' personal information (e-mail, address, phone) was removed. Please contact me if you need any further information.
  • B.S. Final-Year Project.
    • Title: Chemical Processes Data Treatment Through Data Reconciliation and Parameter Estimation