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Alejandro Marquez was born in Medellín, Colombia. He received  the Ph.D degree in Engineering with emphasis in Energy Systems of National University of Colombia-Medellín. The Ph.D thesis was titled Hierarchical Robust Real Time Optimization with zone control. He obtained a B.A. in Control Engineering degree from National University of Colombia in Medellin. During the bachelor studies he worked in applied POD techniques and MPC for simple thermal systems. Later on, he started a Master in Chemical Engineering where he developed Model predictive controllers for tubular reactor using once again POD. In this period he worked for a semester in the University of Sao Paulo together with Prof. Darci Odloak at the LCSP (Laboratory of Control and Process Simulation). After this, he started the Ph.D studies, where he developed hierarchical MPC control strategies for large scale systems. This project was partially developed with EU funding under the FP7 in the Project HD-MPC. During the Ph.D studies he spent six months as a research intern at RWTH Aachen, together with Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt. Besides that, he has been teaching courses on Multivariable Control, Process Modeling, Mass and Energy Balances, Process Simulation and Predictive Control. In the last years he has been involved in several research projects as such as traffic control and energy management systems at the National University of Colombia, and in the IMPROVISE (Improve Process Operation via Rigorous Simulation Models) project at Eindhoven University of Technology. IMPROVISE was focus on modeling, estimation and control of reactive batch distillation columns  and in partnership with DSM . Currently, he is University Researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology.

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Energy management systems Engineering & Materials Science
State estimation Engineering & Materials Science
Linear systems Engineering & Materials Science
Economics Engineering & Materials Science
Sampling Engineering & Materials Science
Wind power Engineering & Materials Science
Wind turbines Engineering & Materials Science
Hydraulics Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2017 2019

Integration of Max-plus-linear scheduling and control

Dirza, R., Marquez Ruiz, A., Ozkan, L. & Mendez Blanco, C., 25 Jul 2019, In : Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 46, p. 1279-1284 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademicpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling of reactive batch distillation columns for control

Marquez Ruiz, A., Mendez Blanco, C. S. & Ozkan, L., 2 Feb 2019, In : Computers and Chemical Engineering. 121, p. 86-98

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Distillation columns
Linear transformations
Process monitoring
Model predictive control

Model learning predictive control for batch processes: A Reactive Batch Distillation Column Case Study

Marquez Ruiz, A., Loonen, M. A. C., Saltik, B. & Ozkan, L., 2019, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58, 30, p. 3737-13749

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Distillation columns
Model predictive control
Batch reactors

Optimal operation and control of fluidized bed membrane reactors for steam methane reforming

Marquez Ruiz, A., Wu, J., Ozkan, L., Gallucci, F. & van Sint Annaland, M., 25 Jul 2019, In : Computer Aided Chemical Engineering. 46, p. 1231-1236 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Steam reforming
Fluidized beds
Dynamic models

A new approach to constrained state estimation for discrete-time linear systems with unknown inputs

Garcia Tirado, J. F., Marquez-Ruiz, A., Botero Castro, H. & Angulo, F., 1 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. 28, 1, p. 326–341

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
State estimation
Linear systems

Student theses

Control architecture versus control performance, a case study

Author: van der Schoot, J. (., 24 Apr 2017

Supervisor: van Sint Annaland, M. (Supervisor 1), Zondervan, E. (Supervisor 2), Roghair, I. (Supervisor 2) & Marquez Ruiz, D. A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Model learning predictive control with applications to batch processes

Author: Loonen, M., 28 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Weiland, S. (Supervisor 1), Ozkan, L. (Supervisor 2), Marquez Ruiz, A. (Supervisor 2) & Saltik, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Real time integration of max-plus-linear scheduling and control

Author: Dirza, R., 9 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Ozkan, L. (Supervisor 1) & Marquez Ruiz, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master