Name of institution: Technische Universität Dortmund
People present in PRONTO: Sebastian Engell
Hired ESRs: Egidio Leo
Visiting ESRs: Giancarlo Dalle Ave, Jesus David Hernandez
TU Dortmund is a leading German Technical University, located in the Ruhr Region. Since its founding 49 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a profile of its very own. With 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and cultural studies, the university currently has near to 34,200 students and 6,200 members of staff, including 300 professors. There are about 80 degree programs to choose from, some classic, some innovative, and some even unique to this university. All our scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but are actively lived by. This interactive culture creates a supportive environment that sparks technological innovation and drives advances in methods and knowledge.
The Process Dynamics and Operations Group in the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, headed by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell, is involved in the PRONTO project. The Process Dynamics and Operations Group (DYN) is one of eleven groups at the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering at the University of Dortmund. Founded in August 1990, the group now consists of around 30 researchers on regular contracts or scholarships and 6 technical assistants and secretaries. The focus of the group is on advanced control, plant-wide coordination and scheduling of production units, with an emphasis on robustness against the mismatch between models and reality.