GE Plastics Material Engineering Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
West Virginia University
Debangsu Bhattacharyya is the GE Plastics Material Engineering Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU). Before pursuing his PhD, he spent more than ten years in the operation, design, and simulation of a petroleum refinery. His research interests are in the area of advanced modeling, simulation, optimization, condition monitoring, uncertainty quantification, fault diagnosis, sensor placement, advanced control, AI/ML, and advanced manufacturing. Professor Bhattacharyya received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Clarkson University, New York in 2008. He has authored/co–authored more than 125 peer–reviewed research papers, 5 book chapters, 300 oral presentations and 70 poster presentations. He is a co–author of the popular chemical engineering design book, “Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes”. He is a member of the prestigious 2015 R&D 100 (widely recognized as the “Oscars of Invention”) winning team in the Software/Services category for “EYESIM v2.3 Immersive Real–Time Virtual Reality Software for Improving Energy Plant Operations and Safety”. In 2016 and 2020, his team again won the 2016 R&D 100 award for the “CCSI Toolset” and 2020 R&D 100 for the “IDAES PSE Computational Platform” both under the Software/Services category.