NOTE: while we are always looking for new team members, please do not contact Dr. Baldea directly to apply for a PhD position. The admissions process to our program is centralized and applications should be directed to the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.
Welcome to our website! Our group addresses fundamental questions and practical challenges in Process and Energy Systems Engineering. We develop theoretical and computational methods that rely on concepts, tools and techniques from across multiple disciplines, including mathematical modeling, optimization, dynamical systems and control.
We work closely with strategic industrial partners to translate the results of our research into applications. Our current projects include managing energy use in residential and commercial buildings, mining large-scale data collected from the operation of chemical processes for information relevant to improving energy efficiency and environmental performance, the development of novel, intensified processes for converting natural gas to liquids, and coordinating production management and process control in energy-intensive processes.