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Ed Gatzke

Edward P. Gatzke

Phone 803.777.1159
Fax 803.777.8265


3C17 Swearingen
Chemical Engineering
University of South Carolina
301 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29208

Edward P. Gatzke

Associate Professor

Professor Gatzke's research interests are in the area of process modeling, control, and optimization. Efficient operation of chemical processes requires a fundamental understanding of dynamic and nonlinear characteristics. A variety of controller formulations can be developed to reduce product variability and improve productivity. Estimation and diagnostic methods can be used to develop process information that cannot easily be directly acquired by instrumentation. Recently, new moving horizon formulations involving unknown values taking discrete values have been proposed. These applications require online solution to constrained mixed-integer optimization problems. Ongoing research efforts include parallel programming efforts for mixed-integer optimization, including parallel nonconvex nonseparable mixed-integer outer approximation and parallel nonconvex branch-and-reduce methods. Application areas of interest include particulate processing, bio-processes, and large scale systems.


  • B. Ch. E, Georgia Institute of Technology (1995)
  • Ph. D., University of Delaware (2000)
Selected Publications

  • A. T. Stamps a and E. P. Gatzke.  "Design of Hybrid Electrochemical Devices." in Micropower Generation.  Wiley, 2009.
  • T. L. Aliyev and E. P. Gatzke. "Constrained NMPC Using Polynomial Chaos Theory." AT&P Journal, 2009, P 51-66.
  • P. K. Polisetty, E. P. Gatzke , and E. O. Voit. "Yield Optimization of Regulated Metabolic Systems Using Deterministic Branch-and-Reduce Methods." Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 2008, 99(5), 1154-1169
  • A. T. Stamps, S. Santhanagopalan, and E. P. Gatzke.  "Using Piecewise Polynomials to Model Open-Circuit Potential Data." Journal of the Electrochemical Society.  2007, 154, P20-P27.
  • J. A. Gantt and E. P. Gatzke.  "Analysis of the Multidimensional Behavior of Granulation." Materials Processing Technology.  2007, 183, 140-147.
  • C. E. Long, P. K. Polisetty, and E. P. Gatzke.  "Deterministic Global Optimization for Nonlinear Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Dynamic Systems."  Int. J. Robust and Nonlinear Control.  2007, 17, 1232-1250.

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