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MACC Research Themes
Our research emcompasses four major research themes.

Process Control

Sustainable Design

Optimization

Planning & Scheduling of Processes and Supply Chains

History and Overview

The McMaster Advanced Control Consortium (MACC) was established in 1988 to promote and advance process automation and related process systems engineering technologies through academe-industry interactions. Company membership grew and also diversified, with current member companies spanning the petroleum, chemical, steel, food and control technology vendor industries.

The research is directed by four faculty members in the McMaster Department of Chemical Engineering. The remaining research complement comprises of graduate students, research engineers, post-doctoral fellows at various points in time, and undergraduate research students.

MACC continues to thrive after 29 years, and has provided significant benefits to both McMaster University and member companies. MACC has graduated numerous graduate studentswith Ph.D. and Master's degrees. The high technical skills that MACC graduate students develop through their course work at McMaster and their industrially relevant research make them sought-after and valuable assets to the process industries and their technology suppliers.

For more information, please see the Industry Page.