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Prof Eric Fraga
210A Roberts Building
Department of Chemical Engineering
Torrington Place
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  • Professor of Process Systems Engineering
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

I am Professor of Process Systems Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University College London located in central London. In 2012 and early 2013, I was seconded to UCL Australia in Adelaide to hold the Santos Chair of Energy & Resources and to take on the role of Academic Director in the School of Energy and Resources at UCL Australia. I previously held an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship. A short biography with a little more detail is available elsewhere.  Full details are available on my personal pages.

Research Summary

Professor Fraga's interests lie at the interfaces between engineering, mathematics and computer science.  He is specifically interested in the design of novel computer algorithms and mathematical techniques and their application to problems in process engineering.  In the past, his research has concentrated on the development of methods for automated process design, or process synthesis, with the development of tools for the design of profitable, safe, environmentally benign chemical plants.  These tools, including most prominently the Jacaranda system, use a variety of optimization methods and specially targeted visualization and interaction procedures to provide a system which is both powerful and easy to use.  A full summary of research activities and interests, are available from Professor Fraga's home pages.

Teaching Summary

I teach in the undergraduate programme, specifically CENG0002 Introduction to Chemical Engineering (process analysis, mass and energy balances) and CENG0013/0052, Process Design Principles (process synthesis, heat exchanger networks, modelling) at both UG and PG levels.

Academic Background
1988   Doctor of Philosophy University of Waterloo
1983   Master of Science University of Alberta
1980   Bachelor of Science University of Alberta
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