Panagiotis Christofides

Chair and Professor, 5532-F Boelter Hall, (310) 794-1015, pdc@seas.ucla.edu

Christofides

Contact Information

Office: 5532-F Boelter Hall
Phone number: (310) 794-1015

Research Website

Education

  • Dipl. Eng., Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, 1992
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1995
  • M.S., Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1996
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1996

Employment

Professor, 7/04-present
Associate Professor, 7/01-6/04
Assistant Professor, 7/96-6/01
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular  Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

Professor, 7/06-present
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles

Google Scholar Citation Profile

Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Listed in Most-cited Researchers in Chemical Engineering, Shanghai Global Ranking, June 2016.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 2012
  • International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Fellow, 2011
  • IEEE Fellow, 2009
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award, CAST Division, AIChE, 2008
  • AIChE Journal “Perspective” Article, November 2007
  • Plenary Speaker, American Control Conference, 2005
  • Donald P. Eckman Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2004
  • O. Hugo Schuck Best (Application) Paper Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2004
  • AIChE Journal “Perspective” Article, March 2001
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2001
  • O. Hugo Schuck Best (Theoretical) Paper Award, American Automatic Control Council, 2000
  • AIChE Journal Article of the Month, February 2000
  • Ted Peterson Student Paper Award, CAST Division, AIChE, 1999
  • Chancellor’s Career Development Award, UCLA, 1999
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1998
  • Research Initiation Award, ACS-PRF, 1998
  • Teaching Award, Dept. Chem. Eng., UCLA, 1997

Research Interests

  • Control of nonlinear and hybrid process networks
  • Distributed and economic model predictive control
  • Fault-tolerant control and process safety
  • Water and energy system modeling and control
  • Control and optimization of multiscale process systems
  • Model reduction, optimization and control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems
  • Multiscale modeling and control of particulate and solar-cell systems

Books and Edited Issues

  • Ellis, M., J. Liu and P. D. Christofides, “Economic Model Predictive Control: Theory, Formulations and Chemical Process Applications,” Advances in Industrial Control Series, 304 pages, Springer-Verlag, London, England, 2016.
  • Mhaskar, P., J. Liu and P. D. Christofides, “Fault-Tolerant Process Control: Methods and Applications,” 281 pages, Springer-Verlag, London, England, 2013.
  • Christofides, P. D., J. Liu and D. Munoz de la Pena, “Networked and Distributed Predictive Control: Methods and Nonlinear Process Network Applications,”  Advances in Industrial Control Series, 230 pages, Springer-Verlag, London, England, 2011.
  • Christofides, P. D., A. Armaou, Y. Lou and A. Varshney, “Control and Optimization of Multiscale Process Systems,” Control Engineering Series, Birkhäuser, Boston, 212 pages, 2008.
  • Wang, X. Z. and P. D. Christofides (Eds.), “Control of Particulate Processes,” Special Issue of  Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 25(4), 100 pages, 2008.
  • Christofides, P. D. and X. Z. Wang (Eds.), “Control of Particulate Processes,” Special Issue of  Chemical Engineering Science, 63 (5), 245 pages, 2008.
  • Christofides, P. D. and N. H. El-Farra, “Control of Nonlinear and Hybrid Process Systems: Designs for Uncertainty, Constraints and Time-Delays,” 446 pages, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2005.
  • Christofides, P. D. and A. Armaou (Eds.), “Control of Multiscale and Distributed Process Systems,” Special Issue of Computers & Chemical Engineering, 29(4), 241 pages, 2005.
  • Christofides, P. D. (Ed.), “Control of Complex Process Systems,” Special Issue of International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 14 (2), 161 pages, 2004.
  • Renardy Y., A. Beris and P. D. Christofides (Eds.), “Proceedings of the Topical Conference on Computing and Simulation at Work,” AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2003.
  • Christofides, P. D. (Ed.),  “Control of Distributed Parameter Systems,” Special Issue of Computers & Chemical Engineering, 26 (7/8),  230 pages, 2002.
  • Christofides, P. D., “Model-Based Control of Particulate Processes,”  229 pages,  Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2002.
  • Christofides, P. D., “Nonlinear and Robust Control of Partial Differential Equation Systems: Methods and Applications to Transport-Reaction Processes,” 272 pages, Birkhäuser, Boston, 2001.