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    Donald J.  Chmielewski - Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Donald J. Chmielewski

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

    Office: Room 238 Perlstein Hall

    Phone: 312.567.3537
    Fax: 312.567.8874
    Web: Personal Webpage


    • Advanced Process Control
    • Fuel Cell System Design and Control


    • B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology (Electrical Engineering, 1991)
    • M.S. University of California, Los Angeles (Electrical Engineering, 1993)
    • Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (Chemical Engineering, 2000)


    • Economics of control system design
    • Modeling and design of energy related processes
    • Applications include:
      • Fuel cell systems
      • Hybrid vehicles
      • IGCC power plants
      • Building HVAC systems
      • Manufacturing inventory systems
      • Electric power transmission and storage systems

    Current Projects


    • 2010 - CAST Division Plenary Lecture, AIChE
    • 2004 - CAST Directors' Award for Best Poster, AIChE
    • 2003 - Excellence in Teaching Award, ChEE Department, IIT
    • 2003 - Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, II
    • 2000 - Outstanding PhD in Chemical Engineering, UCLA



    Selected Publications

    Omell, B.P., and D.J. Chmielewski, "IGCC Power Plant Dispatch using Infinite-Horizon Economic Model Predicitve Control"
    Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52(9), pp 3151-3164 (2013).

    Soroush, M, and D.J. Chmielewski, "Process systems opportunities in power generation, storage and distribution"
    Comp. Chem. Eng., 51(5) pp 86-95 (2013).

    Ahmed S.K., J.-K. Peng, and D.J. Chmielewski, "Covariance-Based Hardware Selection-Part III: Distributed Parameters Systems"
    AIChE J.,58(9), pp 2705-2713, (2012).

    Walker, M.E., J. Abbasian, D.J. Chmielewski, and M.J. Castaldi, "Dry Gasification Oxy-Combustion Power Cycle"
    Energy Fuels, 25(5), pp 2258-2266, (2011).

    Ahmed, S.K. and D.J. Chmielewski, "Closed-loop Dynamics in the Membrane of a PEM Fuel Cell,"
    J. Power Sources, 196(13), pp 5555-5563, (2011).

    Papadias, D., S.H.D. Lee and D.J. Chmielewski, "Autothermal Reforming of Gasoline for Fuel Cell Applications: A Transient Reactor Model,"
    Ind. Eng Chem. Res., 45, pp 5841-5858 (2006).

    Lauzze, K.C., and D.J. Chmielewski, "Power Control of a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell,"
    Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45, pp 4661-4670 (2006).

    Ahluwalia, R. K., Q. Zhang, D. J. Chmielewski, K. C. Lauzze, and M. A. Inbody, "Efficiency Based Design of a Preferential Oxidation Reactor for On-Board Fuel Processing Applications,"
    Catalysis Today, 99(3-4), pp 271-283, (2005).

    Peng, J.K., A.M. Manthanwar and D.J. Chmielewski, "On the Tuning of Predictive Controllers: The Minimally Backed-off Operating Point Selection Problem,"
    Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44, pp 7814-7822, (2005).

    Al-Qattan, A., D. J. Chmielewski, S. Al-Hallaj and J. Selman, "A Novel Design for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks,"
    Chem. Eng. Sci., 59, pp 131-137, (2004).

    Chmielewski D. J., T. Palmer and V. Manousiouthakis, "On the Theory of Optimal Sensor Placement,"
    AIChE J., 48(5), pp 1001-1012, (2002).

    Chmielewski, D. J. and V. Manousiouthakis, "On Constrained Infinite-time Linear Quadratic Optimal Control,"
    Sys. & Cont. Let., 29, p 121, (1996).

    Professional Society Memberships

    Chemical and Biological Engineering
    Perlstein Hall, Suite 127
    10 W. 33rd Street
    Chicago, IL 60616
    Phone: 312.567.3040
    Fax: 312.567.8874