About the Author
Alexandre C. Dimian has been Associate Professor for Process Design and Integration at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, since 1993. He wrote his PhD thesis in chemical engineering at the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania, and TU Hanover, Germany. He worked as a consultant for computer applications in process industries for 12 years, has realized numerous industrial projects, and has more than 100 refereed scientific papers as well as five books and three patents to his name. His research interests focus on the computer-aided design of chemical processes, and, more recently, on biofuels and biorefinery applications. C. Sorin Bildea holds two MSc degrees in chemical engineering and automatics and received his PhD from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Following posts as Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology and a researcher at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, he is currently Associate Professor at the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania, where he teaches process control and various other chemical engineering courses. He has more than 50 published papers and conference presentations to his name and his research interests are in the fields of nonlinear dynamics and integration between process design and process control.