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Francis J. Doyle III

Chemical Engineering


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Dr. Francis J. Doyle III holds the Suzanne and Duncan Mellichamp Endowed Chair in Process Control at UC, Santa Barbara, and has been a Full Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering
since 2002.


He received his B.S.E. from Princeton (1985), C.P.G.S. from Cambridge (1986), andPh.D. from Caltech (1991), all in Chemical Engineering. After graduate school, he worked at DuPont as a Visiting Scientist in the Strategic Process Technology Group (1991-1992), then worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at Purdue University from 1992-1997, and as an Associate/Full Professor at the University of Delaware from 1997-2002. From 2001-2002, he was a visiting Professor in the Institut für Systemtheorie Technischer Prozesse at Universität Stuttgart in Germany, on a Humboldt Research Fellowship.


His research interests are in process modeling, identification and control with applications to particulate systems, pulp and paper processes, and biosystems. He is the recipient of several research awards (NSF NYI (1992), ONR Young Investigator (1996) as well as teaching awards: Purdue Potter Award - Engineering Teaching Award (1995), ASEE Section Outstanding Teacher Award (1996), Tau Beta Pi Teaching Award (1996).

In 1999, he was elected an academic trustee of CACHE. He was selected for the Defense Science Study Group for the period 2002-2003.