Ydstie's research concerns modeling and control for manufacturing solar cells, and optimal operation of oil and gas fields, adaptive control and self-learning control.
Improving Solar Energy: Silicon Wafers in Solar Cells
1982 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology
1977 BS and MS, Chemistry, University of Trondheim
Ydstie among Solar Prize Round 2 Semifinalists
ChemE’s B. Erik Ydstie has been named a Round 2 Semifinalist of the American-Made Solar Prize for his innovation, “Continuous Silicon Wafer Production.”
CAPD hosts annual meeting
The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) hosted its annual meeting at CMU on March 12 - 14