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Ignacio E. Grossmann is the R. R. Dean University Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, and former department head at Carnegie Mellon University. He obtained his B.S. degree at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, in 1974, and his M.S. and Ph.D. at Imperial College in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He is a member and former director (2005-2015) of the "Center for Advanced Process Decision-making," an industrial consortium that involves about 20 petroleum, chemical, engineering, and software companies. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and associate editor of AIChE Journal. He has received the following AIChE awards: Computing in Chemical Engineering, William H. Walker for Excellence in Publications, Warren Lewis for Excellence in Education, and Research Excellence in Sustainable Engineering. In 2015 he was the first recipient of the Sargent Medal by the IChemE. He has honorary doctorates from Abo Akademi in Finland, University of Maribor in Slovenia, Technical University of Dortmund in Germany, University of Cantabria in Spain, and from the Russian Kazan National Research Technological University. He has been named Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher in 2014-2016. He has authored more than 500 papers, several monographs on design cases studies, and the textbook Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design, which he co-authored with Larry Biegler and Art Westerberg. He has also organized the Virtual Library on Process Systems Engineering. Grossmann has graduated 56 Ph.D. and 11 M.S. students.
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Optimization Models and Methods

Education

1977 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, University of London

1975 MS, Chemical Engineering, Imperial College, University of London

1974 BS, Chemical Engineering, Universidad Iberoamericana

Media mentions


CMU Engineering

Grossmann awarded AIChE Founders Award

Rudolph R. and Florence Dean University Professor of Chemical Engineering (ChemE) Ignacio Grossmann has been awarded the Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is the highest award given by the Institute.

CMU Chemical Engineering

Grossmann awarded AIChE Founders Award

ChemE’s Ignacio Grossmann was awarded the Founders Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Chemical Engineering from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The award is presented to an AIChE member who has had a great impact on the field of chemical engineering.

Scott Institute

Eight faculty receive Scott Institute seed grants for energy research

The Scott Institute recently selected awardees from the College of Engineering for its seventh round of seed grants for energy research.

Guide2Research

Grossmann ranked among the Top Scientists in Computer Science

ChemE’s Ignacio Grossmann has been ranked 53rd in the world among the Top Scientists in Computer Science by Guide2Research. In addition to his world ranking, Grossmann is also ranked 38th in the United States.

Universidad de Alicante

Grossmann receives honorary degree

Ignacio Grossmann has received an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Spain’s Universidad de Alicante (University of Alicante). The University President presented the honorary degree to Grossmann at the university’s traditional Saint Thomas Aquinas ceremony.

CMU Engineering

Predicting future energy sources

For many of us, electricity is tantamount to a magic trick—but peel back the curtain, and the reality is much different.

Universidad Nacional de Litoral

Grossmann receives honorary doctorate

ChemE’s Ignacio Grossmann will receive an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from the Universidad Nacional de Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina on October 10. This high distinction is due to Grossmann’s widely recognized accomplishments in the development of mathematical models of optimization and innovative techniques for the solution of various problems in process engineering.

CMU Engineering

CAPD partners with Eli Lilly on research collaboration

Carnegie Mellon and global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company have formed a research partnership to advance process systems engineering and optimization tools for accelerated product development in the pharmaceutical industry.

Guide2Research

Grossmann ranked nationally and worldwide by Guide2Research

ChemE’s Ignacio Grossmann has been ranked 41st nationally and 55th worldwide by Guide2Research in Computer Science and Electronics.

CAPD hosts annual meeting

The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) hosted its annual meeting at CMU on March 12 - 14

Grossmann receives award at World Congress of Chemical Engineering

ChemE’s Ignacio Grossmann received the 2017 Award for Long Term Achievements in Computer Aided Process Engineering at the World Congress of Chemical Engineering on October 2 and gave a plenary talk titled “Evolution of Process Systems Engineering and Future Trends in Research.”

CMU Engineering

Economic growth through shale gas optimization

To some, “optimization” may simply be a word to use when “better” won't do. But to ChemE's Ignacio Grossmann, optimization is the key to unlocking huge cost savings for shale gas companies who are struggling to stay afloat as oil and gas prices drop.