The McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) promotes and advances process automation and related process systems engineering technologies through academe-industry interactions. [more]
The MACC has launched orfre.mcmaster.ca, a new website dedicated to showcasing our ongoing research in sustainability. Funded by an Ontario Research Fund - Research Excellent grant, the MACC has been researching how to design new sustainable chemical and energy processes, how to control them, and how to automate them in a sustainable way. Our research projects include the development of better solid oxide fuel cell systems, better biofuel systems, more sustainable air separation units,... [full story]
We are delighted to announce that in recognition of the distinguished MACC alumn's 70th Birthday, John MacGregor has been honoured with a special Festschrift issue of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.
In addition, the work of Dr. MacGregor will celebrated in two special sessions on November 3 at the upcoming national meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in San Francisco. The sessions will feature presentations and contributions from his many students and...[full story]
We are proud to announce that Invensys has joined the McMaster Advanced Controls Consortium. Invensys serves the electricity, chemicals, petroleum, gas, and nuclear industries through a range of products and services including software, industrial automation, controls, and appliances. They are the producers of the SimSci-Essor suite of process design and simulation simulation software packages such as DynSim, ROMeo, and Pro/II. [full story]
The MACC Celebrated 25 years with the largest Annual Meeting and Workshop to date, boasting record attendance and evidence of its continued growth, impact, and success.
This year's keynote speaker was Manfred Morari from ETH Zurich in Switzerland, who delivered a riveting talk about how control and optimization could be used in the chemical, automotive, electrical, and computer industries. The workshop featured industry talks from Michael Dudzic (ArcelorMittal Dofasco), Prof. Christos...[full story]
We are pleased to announce four new students joining the MACC in May 2013.
Pedro Castillo joins us from Citrofruit in Mexico and is studying for an Ph.D. under Prof. Vlad Mahalec. He received his B.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico.full story]
The MACC has a history of attracting top students - both domestic and international, and this year is no exception. We are proud to announce that many of our students have been recognized for their efforts and abilities in their undergraduate and graduate work.
|Vida Meidanshahi - Vida is the recipient of the Ontario Trillium Scholarship, a highly competitive award which covers the full cost of graduate school. The award is given only to a select few of the most promising...|
MACC Professor Prashant Mhaskar, along with colleagues Prof. Jinfeng Liu (U. Alberta), and Prof. Panagiotis D. Christofides (UCLA), have announced the publication of their new book “Fault-Tolerant Process Control: Methods and Applications”. Drawing on their many years of experience and active research at the forefront of the field, the book discusses issues concerning nonlinear systems and control concerning stability, stabilization, zero dynamics, model predictive control, integrated... [full story]
Pedro Castillo, Vladimir Mahalec. Inventory pinch based, multiscale models for integrated planning and scheduling-part II: Gasoline blend scheduling [more]
Pedro Castillo, Vladimir Mahalec. Inventory pinch based, multiscale models for integrated planning and scheduling-part I: Gasoline blend planning [more]
Zhiwen Chong. Dynamic Optimization Formulations for Plant Operation under Partial Shutdown Conditions [more]
Prashant Mhaskar. Predictive Control Methods to Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Demand in Buildings [more]
Dr. Mhaskar has made contributions in the areas of nonlinear MPC, fault-tolerant control and batch control problems with industrial applications, resulting in 40 journal publications in leading archival journals. He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Nonlinear and Fault-Tolerant Control.