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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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Research Output 2017 2020

Open Access

A second order cone formulation of min-max MPC with zone control for LPV systems

Marquez-Ruiz, A., Patino, J., Ozkan, L. & Espinosa, J., Oct 2019, 4th IEEE Colombian Conference on Automatic Control: Automatic Control as Key Support of Industrial Productivity, CCAC 2019 - Proceedings. Garcia-Tirado, J., Munoz-Durango, D., Alvarez, H. & Botero-Castro, H. (eds.). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 6 p. 8921029

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Second-order Cone
Model predictive control
Model Predictive Control
2 Downloads (Pure)

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

4 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)

Modeling of reactive batch distillation processes for control

Marquez Ruiz, A., Mendez Blanco, C. S. & Ozkan, L., 2 Feb 2019, In : Computers and Chemical Engineering. 121, p. 86-98 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Linear transformations
Process monitoring
Model predictive control
22 Downloads (Pure)

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., 31 Jul 2019, In : Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 58, 30, p. 13737-13749 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Distillation columns
Model predictive control
Batch reactors

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