Michael Baldea


Michael Baldea is Associate Professor and Frank A. Liddell, Jr. Centennial Fellow in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and a core faculty member in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) at The University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his Diploma and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from "Babes-Bolyai" University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining The University of Texas, he held industrial research positions with Praxair Technology Center in Tonawanda, NY and GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. He has received several research and service awards, including the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Computing and Systems Technology Division of AIChE, the NSF CAREER award, the Moncrief Grand Challenges Award, the ACS Doctoral New Investigator award, the Model-Based Innovation Prize from Process Systems Enterprise and the Best Referee Award from the Journal of Process Control. His research interests include the dynamics, optimization and control of process and energy systems, areas in which he has co-authored one book, three book chapters and over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles. Dr. Baldea serves on the advisory boards of several commercial and non-profit entities, and as a member of the editorial boards of several leading technical journals, including Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, the Journal of Process Control, and Chemical Engineering Research and Design.

Contact information:

Michael Baldea, Ph.D.
McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, CPE 4.466
The University of Texas at Austin
200 East Dean Keeton Street, Stop C0400
Austin, TX 78712-0231
email: mbaldea at che dot utexas dot edu
Phone: 512-471-1281
Fax: 512-471-7060