Lorenz T. (Larry) Biegler (CMU) is the Covestro University Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests lie in computer aided process engineering (CAPE) and include flowsheet optimization, optimization of systems of differential and algebraic equations, reactor network synthesis, nonlinear process control and real-time optimization. Contributions in these areas include analysis and development of nonlinear programming algorithms, optimization software design and application to real-world chemical processes and energy systems.
Dr. Biegler is an author on over 500 archival publications and two textbooks, has edited 11 technical books and given numerous invited presentations at national and international conferences. His awards include the Lewis Award, Walker Award and Computers in Chemical Engineering Award, given by AIChE; the Lectureship Award, Curtis McGraw Research Award and CACHE Computing Award, given by ASEE; the INFORMS Computing Prize, and an honorary doctorate in engineering sciences from the Technical University of Berlin. He is a Fellow of AIChE, IFAC and SIAM, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.