题目1：Biological Control Systems: Systems Biology of Diseases and the Design of Effective Treatments
主讲人: Prof. Babatunde A. Ogunnaike
时间: 2017年9月7日, 上午9:00
摘要: The mammalian organism maintains stable, efficient and “near-optimal” performance and homeostasis in the face of external and internal perturbations via distinct biological systems ranging from the large-scale physiological (nervous, endocrine, immune, circulatory, respiratory, etc.), to the cellular (growth and proliferation regulation, DNA damage repair, etc.), and the sub-cellular (gene expression, protein synthesis, metabolite regulation, etc). “Biological Control Systems,” a sub-topic of Control Theory, arises from a control engineering perspective of the function, organization, and coordination of these multi-scale biological systems and the control mechanisms that enable them to carry out their functions effectively. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of how physiological life is made possible by control, and demonstrate the usefulness of a control engineering perspective of pathologies for diagnosis, design, and implementation of effective treatments. The concepts and principles will be illustrated using three specific examples with significant research and clinical implications: Ca++ Regulation (see Fig 1); TGF-β and prostate cancer; and Platelet Deficiency Control.
题目2：An Integrated Product Design and Control Framework Applied to Polymer Nanocomposite Manufacturing
主讲人: Prof. Babatunde A. Ogunnaike
时间: 2017年9月8日, 上午10:30
摘要: Systemic changes in the chemical industry have created a need for the rapid development of new products that meet customer needs as precisely as possible. The traditional chemical engineering focus on process design, while important, must now incorporate “product design”. Even so, to translate the result of “product design” into reality, the product must still be manufactured—and in such a way that the resulting product will meet the customer requirements in end-use. Product design must therefore be integrated directly with high level product characteristic control for successful “product engineering”. Currently, there are no systematic control paradigms for ensuring that end-use attributes are controlled to specification during the manufacturing process (and not merely “tested” afterwards to ascertain their status). In this presentation, we discuss our efforts to establish a systematic paradigm for product characteristic control and its integration with product design—providing novel solutions to the problems associated with delivering to customers, products that are manufactured precisely to design specifications, and directly incorporating into the control scheme, customer feedback on actual end-use performance.
Dr. Ogunnaike is the William L. Friend Chaired professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware. He received the B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, Nigeria; the M.S. degree, in Statistics and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering both from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and four books including a widely used textbook, Process Dynamics, Modeling and Control, published in 1994 by Oxford University Press, and Random Phenomena: Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers, published in 2009 by CRC Press. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. His awards include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1998 CAST Computing Practice Award, the 2004 University of Delaware’s College of Engineering Excellence in Teaching award, the 2007 ISA Eckman Award, and the 2008 AACC Control Engineering Practice award. He was named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in 2009, and elected a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering in 2012, of the US National Academy of Inventors in 2014. He is a 2016 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a 2017 fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2012.
The Ogunnaike group is interested in understanding the dynamic behavior of complex systems through mathematical modeling and analysis, and then exploiting this understanding for postulating novel designs and improved operation. Specific systems of interest range from polymer reactors, particulate processes and extruders, to biological processes at the cellular and physiological levels. Specific research topics include modeling and control of industrial processes (polymer reactors, extruders, distillation columns); the application of process analytical technology for control of pharmaceutical processes; modeling and control of hybrid renewable energy systems; biological control systems; and systems biology with application to neuronal responses and cancer.
题目3：How can Nuclear Industry Benefit from the Latest Developments in CFD and Video Games?
主讲人: Prof. Rizwan Uddin
时间: 2017年9月8日, 上午9:00
Dr. Uddin is currently the Department Head of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He earned his master’s degree and PhD in Nuclear Engineering in 1983 and 1987 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1980 from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 publications. He was named as a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society in 2014. His was the recipient of the Arthur Holly Compton Award, and the 2015 American Society of Engineering Education’s Glenn Murphy Award. His research interests include nuclear engineering education, virtual reality, computational biology, nonlinear dynamical systems, reactor thermal hydraulics and computational fluid dynamics, homogenization techniques, nuclear reactor theory, and computational methods.