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Dr Vivek Dua
Roberts 205
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
London
U.K.
WC1E 7JE
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
 
 
Biography
>  1989-1993: B.E. (Honours) in Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
>  1993-1995: M.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
>  1995-1996: Process Engineer, Kinetics Technology India Ltd.
>  1996-2000: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
>  2000-2002: Research Associate at the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE),  Imperial College London
>  2002-2003: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Dr. Vivek Dua joined as a Lecturer in 2004 and is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London.

Dr Dua's research interests are in the areas of computer-aided modelling, control and optimization of process and biological systems. He is member of CPSE, Associate Member of IChemE and member of Synthetic Biology Network. He has published over sixty papers in leading journals, conference proceedings and books and is co-editor of the Process Systems Engineering book series.

Research Summary

Dr Dua’s research interests are in developing novel modeling, design, control and optimisation tools for solving process and biological systems engineering problems to address the changing energy and healthcare needs of the society. In particular, model reduction and parameter estimation techniques are being developed to tackle the computational complexity of these problems. These techniques are being applied to solve real life problems in collaboration with the chemical industry and researchers from the biological disciplines.


> Process Optimisation under Uncertainty
> Process Design for Energy Efficiency
> Refinery-Wide Optimisation
> Solvent Extraction based Low-Temperature Water Desalination
> Model Reduction
> Parameter Estimation
> Neural Networks
> Modelling and Design of Biological Systems (Systems and Synthetic Biology)
> Gene Therapy

Teaching Summary

Dr Dua's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of computer aided process engineering, design and optimisation. Below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching. (Note that each link is restricted to access only by students currently registered on the module.)


Academic Background
2000 PhD Doctor of Philosophy Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1995 MTech Master of Technology Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
1993 BEng Bachelor of Engineering Panjab University, Chandigarh
04-06 CLTHE_1 Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 1 University College London
04-06 CLTHE_2 Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE Part 2 University College London
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