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Miguel J. Bagajewicz


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL

Current
Retired Professor,
Samuel Roberts Foundation Presidential Professor,
School of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering
Director of the Center for Engineering Optimization

Education
B.S., Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina (1977)
M.S., California Institute of Technology (1984)
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology (1987)

Experience
Staff Associate Member, Argentine National Research Council (Conicet) (1980-91);
Associate Professor, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina (1987-91); Senior Engineer, Simulation Sciences (SimSci) (1992-95);
Visiting Professor, UCLA (1995).

CONTACT
bagajewicz@ou.edu
(405) 325-5458

My research is the field of design, operation, simulation, and optimization of process plants and product design. In addition, I specialize in financial risk , environmentally benign processes, and micro-economics, as applied to product design.

The main focus behind the development of new design methods is to minimize overall cost. Other goals such as the minimization of the energy consumption also contribute to reduced costs. Cost is not, however, the only concern. Processes should prevent pollution, minimize and treat the waste generated before disposal. Therefore, retrofitting existing plants to address pollution prevention and waste disposal is also part of my work. My group is currently devoted to performing industry-driven research on the design retrofit of crude fractionation units heat pumping, and energy efficiency. We specialize in design under uncertainty.

In the area of process operation, I focus on data reconciliation technology. Since plant data are corrupted by noise and instrument malfunction, data reconciliation is used to filter this information. This is a technique that uses a combination of statistics and mathematical optimization to filter and correct bad data so that all balances are satisfied. Or group also works on instrumentation upgrade and grassroots design for efficient monitoring. In this area I wrote a book. Simulation and optimization are an integral part of my research program; we work with these tools at every level, from practical applications to methodology development.

In the area of pollution prevention and environmentally benign processes, I specialize in water management and energy integration in process plants. Finally, in recent years, I became interested in developing design under uncertainty techniques that address financial risk. Finally, we work on product design, where we address issues like consumer satisfaction and pricing, together with the actual design.

As doing research in this field requires strong relationships with industry, my students work on problems of practical interest.

Research Web Sites

Detailed information and a full CV can be found at www.ou.edu/class/che-design.

Books

Design and Upgrade of Process Plant Instrumentation. (ISBN:1-56676-998-1), CRC, (2000).

Handbook Chapters

Instrument Engineers' Handbook, 4th edition. CRC Press. Chapter on Data Reconciliation (together with D. Rollins, Iowa State University) and a Chapter on Sensor Location.

Bagajewicz M. Integration of Process Systems Engineering and Business Decision Making Tools: Financial Risk Management and other Emerging Procedures. In Chemical Engineering Trends and Developments. M. Galan and E. Martin del Valle, Editors. John Wiley, Chichester, England (2005).

Selected Publications

Review Articles

Bagajewicz M. A Review of Techniques for Instrumentation Design and Upgrade in Process Plants. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol. 80, No 1. pp. 3-16 (2002).

Bagajewicz M. A Brief Review of Recent Developments in Data Reconciliation and Gross Error Detection/Estimation. Latin American Applied Research. Vol. 30, No 4, pp. 335-342, (2000).

Bagajewicz M. A Review of Recent Design Procedures for Water Networks in Refineries and Process Plants. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 24, No 9, pp. 2093-2115 (2000).

Articles in Scheduling, Supply Chain Design and Financial Risk (out of a total of 32)

Guillén G., F. D. Mele, M. Bagajewicz, A. Espuña and L. Puigjaner. Multiobjective Supply Chain Design under Uncertainty. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 60, No 6, pp.1535-1553 (2005).

Guillén G., M. Bagajewicz, S. E. Sequeira, A. Espuña and L. Puigjaner. Management of pricing policies and financial risk as a key element for short term scheduling optimization. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol 44., No 3, pp. 557-575 (2005).

Aseeri A. and M. Bagajewicz. New Measures and Procedures to Manage Financial Risk with Applications to the Planning of Gas Commercialization in Asia. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 28 No 12, pp. 2791-2821 (2004).

Aseeri A., P. Gorman and M. Bagajewicz. Financial Risk Management in Offshore Oil Infrastructure Planning and Scheduling. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Special issue honoring George Gavalas. 43, No 12, pp. 3063-3072 (2004).

Barbaro A. F. and M. Bagajewicz. Managing Financial Risk in Planning under Uncertainty. AIChE Journal. Vol 50, No 5., pp. 963-989 (2004).

Barbaro A. F. and M. Bagajewicz. Use of Inventory and Option Contracts to Hedge Financial Risk in Planning under Uncertainty. AIChE Journal. Vol 50, No 5., pp. 990-998 (2004).

Romero J., M. Badell, M. Bagajewicz, and L. Puigjaner. Integrating Budgeting Models into Scheduling and Planning Models for the Chemical Batch Industry. Industrial and

Articles in Instrumentation Design and Data Reconciliation (out of a total of 65)

Bagajewicz M. On the Definition of Software Accuracy in Redundant Measurement Systems. AIChE Journal. Vol 51, No 4., pp. 1201-1206 (2005).

Bagajewicz M., M. Markowski and A. Budek. Economic Value of Precision in the Monitoring of Linear Systems. AIChE Journal. Vol 51, No 4., pp. 1304-1309 (2005).

Bagajewicz M., A. Fuxman and A. Uribe. Cost Optimal Instrumentation Network Design and Upgrade for Process Monitoring and Fault Detection. AIChE Journal. Vol 50, No 8, pp. 1870-1880 (2004)

Musulin E., M. Bagajewicz, J. M. Nougués, A. Espuña, and L. Puigjaner. Instrumentation Design and Upgrade for Principal Component Analysis Monitoring. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 43, No 9, pp. 2151-2159 (2004).

Bagajewicz M. and E. Cabrera. Data Reconciliation in Gas Pipeline Systems. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 42, No 22, pp. 5596-5606 (2003).

Bagajewicz M. and M. Sánchez. Reallocation and Upgrade of Instrumentation in Process Plants. Computers and Chemical Engineering. 24, 8, pp. 1961-1980 (2000).

Bagajewicz M. and M. Sánchez. Cost-Optimal Design of Reliable Sensor Networks. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 23, 11/12, pp. 1757-1762 (2000).

Sánchez, M., J. Romagnoli, Q., Jiang and M. Bagajewicz. Simultaneous Estimation of Biases and Leaks in Process Plants. Computers and Chemical Engineering. 23, 7, 841-858 (1999).

Bagajewicz M. and Q. Jiang. Gross Error Modeling and Detection in Plant Linear Dynamic Reconciliation. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 22, 12, 1789-1810 (1998).

Articles in Crude Unit Design (out of 18)

Bagajewicz M. and J. Soto. Rigorous Procedure for the Design of Conventional Atmospheric Crude Fractionation Units. Part III: Trade-Off between Complexity and Energy Savings. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 42, 6, pp. 1196-1203 (2003).

Ji S. and M. Bagajewicz. Design of Crude Distillation Plants with Vacuum Units. Part I: Targeting. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 41, 24, pp. 6094-6099 (2002).

Ji S. and M. Bagajewicz. Design of Crude Distillation Plants with Vacuum Units. Part II: Heat Exchanger Network. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 41, 24, pp. 6100-6106 (2002).

Ji S. and M. Bagajewicz. On the Energy Efficiency of Stripping-Type Crude Distillation. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 41, 23, pp. 5819-5825 (2002).

Bagajewicz M. and S. Ji. Rigorous Procedure for the Design of Conventional Atmospheric Crude Fractionation Units Part I: Targeting. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 40, No 2, pp. 617-626 (2001).

Bagajewicz M. and J. Soto. Rigorous Procedure for the Design of Conventional Atmospheric Crude Fractionation Units Part II: Heat Exchanger Networks. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 40, No 2, pp. 627-634 (2001).

Articles in Energy Integration and Efficiency (out of 33)

Lavaja J. and M. Bagajewicz. A New MILP Model for the Planning of Heat Exchanger Network Cleaning. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Special issue honoring Arthur Westerberg. Vol. 43, No 14, pp. 3924 – 3938 (2004).

Bagajewicz M. and A. F. Barbaro. Financial Risk Management in the Planning of Energy Recovery in the Total Site. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 42, No 21, pp. 5239-5248 (2003).

Bagajewicz M., A. F. Barbaro. On the Use of Heat Pumps in Total Site Heat Integration. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 27, No 11 , pp. 1707-1719 (2003).

Bagajewicz M. and H. Rodera. Multiple Plant Heat Integration in the Total Site. AIChE J. Vol. 48, No. 10, pp. 2255-2270. (2002).

Bagajewicz M., H. Rodera and M. Savelski. Energy Efficient Water Utilization Systems in Refineries and Process Plants. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 26, No 1, pp. 56-79 (2002).

Articles in Water Management (out of 22)

Savelski M. and M. Bagajewicz. On the Necessary Conditions of Optimality of Water Utilization Systems in Process Plants with Multiple Contaminants. Chemical Engineering Science. Vol 58, No 23-24, pp. 5349-5362 (2003).

Koppol A. and M. Bagajewicz. Financial Risk Management in the Design of Water Utilization Systems in Process Plants. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 42, No 21, pp. 5249-5255 (2003).

Koppol A., M. Bagajewicz, B. J. Dericks and M. J. Savelski. On Zero Water Discharge Solutions in the Process Industry. Advances in Environmental Research, Vol. 8, No 2, pp. 151-171 (2003).

Bagajewicz M., H. Rodera and M. Savelski. Energy Efficient Water Utilization Systems in Refineries and Process Plants. Computers and Chemical Engineering. Vol. 26, No 1, pp. 56-79 (2002).

Savelski M. and M. Bagajewicz. On the Use of Linear Models for the Design of Water Utilization Systems in Refineries and Process Plants. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. Vol. 79, A5, pp. 600-610 (2001).

Savelski M. and M. Bagajewicz. Algorithmic Procedure to Design Single Component Water Utilization Systems in Process Plants. Chemical Engineering Science. 56, 5, pp. 1897-1912 (2001).