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Fernando V. Lima
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Fernando V. Lima joined the faculty as an Assistant professor of Chemical Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU) in January 2013. He is now Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering since August, 2019. Dr. Lima is also currently Visiting Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His research group at WVU focuses on the development and implementation of process systems engineering methods for process design and intensification, advanced control and state estimation, modular energy systems and sustainability. He received his B.S. degree from the University of São Paulo in 2003 and his Ph.D. from Tufts University in 2007, both in Chemical Engineering. Upon completion of his Ph.D., he was a research associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a postdoctoral associate at the University of Minnesota. See Dr. Lima's Google Scholar and LinkedIn profiles here.

His research awards include the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Award in 2016, the Faculty Early Career Development Program Award from National Science Foundation (NSF-CAREER) in 2017, and the WVU Statler College of Engineering Excellence in Research Awards (in 2017 and 2021). Dr. Lima is the Area Chair for the Next-Gen Manufacturing Sessions of AIChE 2021 and will be the 2022 Program Coordinator for CAST 10B Area of AIChE. He has served as the AIChE Society Associate Editor for the American Control Conference (ACC) for five years (2013-2015, 2017-2018). Dr. Lima has been a guest editor for Special Issues of Processes and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research journals and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Journal of Process Control and Processes. 

Control, Optimization and Design for Energy and Sustainability (CODES) Group

CODES Block Flow Diagram of Integrated Process Control and State Estimation Framework

Research Areas

  • Process Design and Intensification
  • Advanced Control and Optimization
  • State Estimation and Industry 4.0
  • Emerging Energy Systems and Sustainability
  • Modular Systems and Smart Manufacturing
  • Membrane Reactor Systems Analysis

Software Development