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Fengqi You

Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering
Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Olin Hall, Room 318

Biography

Fengqi You is the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor at Cornell University, and is affiliated with the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the graduate fields of Operations Research and Information Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Center of Applied Mathematics, and Systems Engineering Program. He also serves as the Associate Director of Cornell Energy Systems Institute. Before joining Cornell, he was on the faculty of Northwestern University from 2011 to 2016, and worked at Argonne National Laboratory as an Argonne Scholar from 2009 to 2011. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in leading journals, and has an h-index of 48. Some of his research results have been editorially highlighted in Science and Nature, featured on journal covers (e.g. Energy & Environmental Science, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, and Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research), and covered by major media outlets (e.g. The New York Times, BBC, BusinessWeek, and National Geographic). His recent awards include American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) W. David Smith, Jr. Publication Award (2011), Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award (2013), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2016), AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award (2017), AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Excellence Award (2017), Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Outstanding Young Researcher Award from AIChE (2018), and ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award (2018), as well as a number of best paper awards and most-cited article recognitions. He is currently an Associate Editor of Computers & Chemical Engineering, a Consulting Editor of AIChE Journal, and an editorial board member of several leading journals (e.g. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering). His research focuses on the development of novel computational models, optimization algorithms, statistical machine learning methods, and systems analysis tools for smart manufacturing, energy systems, digital agriculture, and sustainability.

Research Interests

Our research focuses on the development of advanced computational models, optimization algorithms, statistical machine learning methods, and systems analysis tools for practically important and fundamental problems on smart manufacturing, energy systems, digital agriculture, and sustainability. We seek to provide a balance between theory, computation and real world applications through our synergistic research that includes both fundamentals and applications. At the application level, we concentrate our efforts on process, energy, and environmental systems engineering. Particular research interests lie in (1) Sustainable design and synthesis of energy systems, including biofuels, photovoltaics, algae based biorefinery, carbon capture and separation, shale gas, and battery systems, (2) Systems analysis, modeling and optimization for the food-energy-water-waste nexus, (3) Smart manufacturing, planning, scheduling and control of advanced manufacturing systems, (4) Life cycle sustainability assessment of nanotechnology and advanced materials, (5) Supply chain optimization and smart logistics, (6) Infrastructure systems design, planning and optimization, (7) Smart and digital agriculture , and (8) Industrial big data analytics and data-driven decision-making under uncertainty. At the fundamental level, we focus on the development of advanced mathematical, computing, and artificial intelligence technologies to support research in the aforementioned application areas.

Teaching Interests

Computational Optimization, Industrial Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning, Energy Systems Engineering, and Process Design

Selected Publications

  • Ning, C., Fengqi You. 2017. "Data-driven Adaptive Nested Robust Optimization: General Modeling Framework and Efficient Computational Algorithm for Decision Making Uncertainty." AIChe Journal 63: 3790-3817.
  • Yue, D., S. Pandya, Fengqi You. 2016. "Integrating Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment with Multiobjective Optimization: A Modeling Framework." Environmental Science & Technology 50: 1501-1509.
  • Shang, C., X. Huang, Fengqi You. 2017. "Data-Driven Robust Optimization Based on Kernel Learning." Computers & Chemical Engineering 106: 464-479.
  • Gao, J., Fengqi You. 2017. "Economic and Environmental Life Cycle Optimization Based on Noncooperative Supply Chains and Product Systems: Modeling Framework, Mixed-Integer Bilevel Fractional Programming Algorithm, and Shale Gas Application." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 5: 3362-3381.
  • Gong, J., S. B. Darling, Fengqi You. 2015. "Perovskite Photovoltaics: Life-Cycle Assessment of Energy and Environmental Impacts."Energy & Environmental Science 8: 1953-1968.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Outstanding Young Researcher Award of AIChE, 2018
  • ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award 2018
  • AIChE Sustainable Engineering Research Excellence Award 2017
  • AIChE Environmental Division Early Career Award 2017
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2016
  • Northwestern-Argonne Early Career Investigator Award for Energy Research 2013

Education

BEng Tsinghua University, 2005

PhD Carnegie Mellon University, 2009

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