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Researcher: James Rawlings

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Areas of Expertise
  • Applied mathematics
  • Bioscience and engineering
  • Colloids/particle technology
  • Kinetics and catalysis
  • Materials
  • Nanoscale science and engineering
  • Polymers and rheology
  • Process systems engineering
  • Reactor modeling and reaction engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport phenomena
  • Chemical process control, nonlinear model predictive control
  • State estimation and monitoring
  • Chemical reaction engineering
  • Virus modeling and stochastic chemical kinetics
  • Computer-aided modeling
  • Particle technology
  • Stochastic chemical kinetic models
Web Site James Rawlings' Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,204,302 - Systems and methods for automatically determining 3-dimensional object information and for controlling a process based on automatically-determined 3-dimensional object information, issued June 2012.
  • 7,916,935 - Systems and methods for automatically determining 3-dimensional object information and for controlling a process based on automatically-determined 3-dimensional object information, issued March 2011.
  • 7,885,467 - Systems and methods for automatically determining object information and systems and methods for control based on automatically determined object information, issued February 2011.
  • 7,587,253 - Partial enumeration model predictive controller, issued September 2009.
  • 7,400,933 - SISO model predictive controller, issued July 2008.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20110222777 - Systems and methods for automatically determining 3-dimensional object information and for controlling a process based on automatically-determined 3-dimensional object information, published September 2011.
  • 20080071397 - Partial enumeration model predictive controller, published March 2008.
  • 20080068379 - Systems and methods for automatically determining 3-dimensional object information and for controlling a process based on automatically-determined 3-dimensional object information, published March 2008.
  • 20070071328 - Systems and methods for automatically determining object information and systems and methods for control based on automatically determined object information, published March 2007.
  • 20050209714 - SISO model predictive controller, published September 2005.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Approximate method for stochastic chemical kinetics with two-time scales by chemical Langevin equations. Wu F, Tian T, Rawlings JB, Yin G. J Chem Phys. 2016 May 7;144(17):174112. doi: 10.1063/1.4948407.

  • Parameter estimation in stochastic chemical kinetic models using derivative free optimization and bootstrapping. Srivastava R, Rawlings JB. Comput Chem Eng. 2014 Apr 1;63(17):152-158.

  • Comparison of finite difference based methods to obtain sensitivities of stochastic chemical kinetic models. Srivastava R, Anderson DF, Rawlings JB. J Chem Phys. 2013 Feb 21;138(7):074110. doi: 10.1063/1.4790650.

  • The stochastic quasi-steady-state assumption: reducing the model but not the noise. Srivastava R, Haseltine EL, Mastny E, Rawlings JB. J Chem Phys. 2011 Apr 21;134(15):154109. doi: 10.1063/1.3580292.


View James Rawlings' publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Model Predictive Systems, Scott Middlebrooks
  • Dow Chemical Company USA, Paul Larsen
  • Texas-Wisconsin-California Control Consortium (TWCCC)
Research Tools
  • Octave: a high-level computer language for numerical simulation and analysis of chemical engineering models (developed by Rawlings)
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-5859
Current University UW–Madison
Department Chemical and Biological Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 2006 Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Texas-Austin
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., UW–Madison
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing SISO Model Predictive Controller

Partial Enumeration Model Predictive Controller for MIMO Systems

Systems and Methods for Automatically Determining Object Information

Method for Assessing 3-D Crystal Structures from in Situ Digital Images