Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

tudoTU Dortmund is a leading German technically oriented research university. The Process Dynamics and Operations Group is part of the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, one of the largest departments in Europe in this area. It is a highly interdisciplinary group comprising researchers from Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The research of the group is in the area of development and application of new control and management techniques for industrial processes, logic controller design and verification, hybrid systems with emphasis on tool integration, and batch scheduling. Advanced control and optimization techniques have been applied to several pilot and real industrial plants. The group is strongly involved in the FP7 Integrated Project F3 (Fast Flexible Future Factory), leading the work on the operation and control of flexible production units. It coordinated the FP7 STREP Multiform on the integration of tools and modeling formalisms for complex heterogeneous systems. In the STREP EMBOCON, the group is responsible for the tool integration platform and contributes to applying advanced optimization to complex plants with uncertain dynamics. Several former members of the group now have leading positions in the chemical industry with responsibilities for plant management and advanced control or in companies supplying the that industry.

Main tasks in the project

Project coordination, lead of WP3 “European Research Agenda”, responsible for the Working Group 2 “Physically connected systems of systems”.