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Prof Vivek Dua
Roberts 313
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place, London
Prof Vivek Dua profile picture
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
  • Dept of Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Research Summary

Prof 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.

Research interests: Optimisation under Uncertainty; Multi-parametric Programming; Model Predictive Control; Model-based Fault Detection; Parameter Estimation of Dynamic Systems; Data based Modelling using Neural Networks; Refinery-wide Energy Optimisation; Modelling of Ion Channels for Cystic Fibrosis; Synthetic Biology using Model-based Control; Pharmacokinetic & Pharmacodynamic Modelling; Modelling and Control for Gene Delivery.

Teaching Summary

Prof Dua's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of computer aided process engineering, design and optimisation. Listed below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching. 

CENG0006: Computational Modelling and Analysis

CENG0017: Process Dynamics and Control

CENG0016: Process Plant Design Project


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