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Matthew Realff, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Tech

Dr. Realff is a professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and David Wang Senior Faculty Fellow.  He is the Associate Director of the Renewable Bioproducts and Strategic Energy Institutes at Georgia Tech. His broad research interests are in the areas of process design, simulation, scheduling, and control. He has specific interests that include the design and operation of processes that minimize waste production by recovery of useful products from waste streams, and the simultaneous scheduling and control of batch processes. His overall research goal is to automate the entire design process: the design or selection of molecules for desired product properties, the synthesis of reaction pathways and speratio operations, and the design and selection of processing equipment, combining fundamental chemical engineering science with an understanding of the methods of design.