Process/product optimization using design of experiments and response surface methodology

An intensive practical course mainly for PhD-students on the use of designs of experiments (DOE) and response surface methodology (RSM) for optimization problems. The course covers relevant background, nomenclature and general theory of DOE and RSM modelling for factorial and optimisation designs in addition to practical exercises in Matlab. Due to time limitations, the course concentrates on linear and quadratic models on the k≤3 design dimension. This course is an ideal starting point for every experimental engineering wanting to work effectively, extract maximal information and predict the future behaviour of their system.

Mikko Mäkelä (DSc, Tech) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, Sweden and is currently visiting the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante. He is working in close cooperation with Paul Geladi, Professor of Chemometrics, and using DOE and RSM for process optimization mainly for the valorization of industrial wastes in laboratory and pilot scales.”

Schedule and details:

This course is free but has limited space available and therefore attendance is preferable by registration. In order to do that, please contact professor  Rubén Ruiz or Andrés Fullana. The course will take place at the University of Alicante, the computer rooms to be used are detailed below:

  • 02-12-2014 from 16:00 to 18:30 – Laboratorio L24
  • 04-12-2014 from 16:00 to 18:30 – Laboratorio L17
  • 09-12-2014 from 15:30 to 18:00 – Laboratorio L027I
  • 11-12-2014 from 16:00 to 18:30 – Laboratorio L17

This course would not had been possible without the support of the  Instituto Universitario de Ingeniería de Procesos Químicos.

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