Clarkson University Professor Yuncheng Du Receives Graham Faculty Research Award

May 13, 2023

Yuncheng Du, an associate professor of chemical & biomolecular engineering in the Wallace H. Coulter School of Engineering was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the University's spring 2023 commencement ceremony today.

headshot, Yungchen Du
Yungchen Du

The $1,500 research account is presented to "faculty members who have shown promise in engineering, business, liberal arts or scientific research."

He received his bachelor of science degree in Electrical Engineering from China Three Gorges University in China and his doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

His research integrates computational models with experimental work to advance knowledge of the underlying mechanisms of complex systems, and address challenges for applying that knowledge to societally related fields such as biomedical engineering, biotechnology, and energy systems. Examples of applications include:

Develop new techniques to predict and detect rare deleterious events—referred to as faults—in complex systems; and to control these systems when faults occur to achieve a desired performance.

Multiscale modeling and control of biological systems such as the cardiovascular system to provide new insights into physiological and pathophysiological processes.

His undergraduate teaching interests are in process dynamics and control, chemical reactor analysis, thermodynamics, probability and statistics, and numerical methods. On the graduate level, his teaching interests include dynamics of complex systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning and applications in engineering, and biomedical data processing.

Before coming to this position, he was a research assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. His research involved control design and fault diagnosis for chemical processes, and modeling, simulation and optimization of biomanufacturing systems. He also investigated surgical treatment optimization of atrial fibrillation.

He is a recipient of the 2022 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award, which develops machine learning methods and fault-tolerant control strategies to advance personalized healthcare for heart failure. He is a subject editor of journals such as the Computational Methods in Chemical Engineering and Frontier in Control Engineering.

He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Du came to Clarkson in 2016.

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