Vinay Prasad, PhD

Professor, Assoc Chair Grad, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Associate Chair, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept

Contact

Professor, Assoc Chair Grad, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Email
vprasad@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 248-1595
Address
12-230 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Associate Chair, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept
Email
vprasad@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

My degrees are in chemical engineering and my research training is primarily in process control and systems engineering. I have academic experience in India, the USA and Canada and industrial experience in India and the USA.


Research

My research focuses on process systems engineering, including multiscale modeling, process estimation and monitoring, advanced control and optimization. The analysis of complex systems based on machine learning, data mining and graph/network-based approaches is of particular interest. The application areas of the research include chemoinformatics, real-time monitoring of complex reacting mixtures, reservoir engineering, froth flotation, biomass conversion, heterogeneous catalysis, CO2 capture and microalgal processes.

Keywords: Process Control, Process Systems Engineering, Machine learning, Data analytics, Big data, Reaction engineering, Chemoinformatics, Reservoir engineering, Froth flotation, CO2 capture

Courses

CH E 358 - Process Data Analysis

Statistical analysis of process data from chemical process plants and course laboratory experiments. Topics covered include least squares regression, analysis of variance, propagation of error, and design of experiments. Prerequisites: CH E 351 and STAT 235. Corequisites: CH E 314 and 345.

Winter Term 2021
CME 600 - Introduction to Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to research methods specific to engineering disciplines. Topics covered include the philosophy of science and engineering, the scientific method, hypothesis-based research, statistical analysis, literature search and review, developing a research plan, research presentation and reporting, and best practices in experimental, theoretical and computational research. Restricted to graduate students in the Faculty of Engineering. Students from departments other than Chemical and Materials Engineering require instructor approval to register.

Winter Term 2021
CME 694 - Advanced Topics in Chemical and Materials Engineering

An advanced treatment of selected chemical and materials engineering topics of current interest to staff and students.

Fall Term 2020
CME 900 - Directed Research

An engineering project for students registered in a Master of Engineering program

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
ENGG 600 - Engineering Ethics and Professionalism

The technical and professional duties and responsibilities of the engineer. Academic integrity and research ethics. Intellectual property. The ethics of the engineering profession; technical and professional organizations. The impact of engineering decisions on society, including elements of equity, concepts of sustainable development and environmental stewardship, public and worker safety and health considerations including the context of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. Intellectual property. Note: Restricted to engineering graduate students.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021

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