Description: MDH is a state university established in 1977 with a bi-polar campus in the cities of Eskilstuna and Vasteras, Sweden, enrolling some 13000 students, of which 1/3 in engineering. There are four schools and six research profiles. The School of Business, Society and Engineering has some 4000 students and the research profile Future Energy Center (FEC), which is participating in the FUDIPO project. MDH/FEC has approximately 27 researchers and 45 PhD students and it combines deep process know-how with deep knowledge in Applied Mathematical methods. The research focus is on Process efficiency improvements and Process developments.
Main tasks in FUDIPO: Project coordinator. MDH will participate in research in all WPs, and be WP1 leader (Erik Dahlquist). Konstantinos Kyprianidis will be Chief Engineer for the project execution. Participate also in all case studies, where their role will be the development of models and the pilot and demo applications.
Prof.Erik Dahlquist:Prof. Erik Dahlquist has a background from working for ABB 1975-2002 in different Project leader and management positions. He was tech project leader for development of the CR-filter, now a commercial product of Metso Oy since 1992. Project manager for Black liquor gasification development at ABB1990-1994. Member of board of directors at ABB Corporate Research 1992-1995. Global product responsible manager at ABB Process Automation for Advanced control, simulation, optimization and special sensor towards Pulp and Paper industry 1996-2002. Professor and Research director for MDH research profile Future Energy since 2002. Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering since 2011. WP3 Technology leader in FP7 project PLEEC 2013-2016 and earlier WP leader in the EU FP6 DOTS project on Paper mill optimization 2001 -2004. Chairman of SIMS and program chair for Eurosim 2016 in Oulo. Within the FUDIPO project, he is the project coordinator with overall responsibility for all relevant tasks and deliverables
Prof.Konstantinos Kypriandis: Professor at Mälardalen University since year 2016 and author/co-author of more than 60 journal and conference articles in the field of system modelling, design optimization and concept evaluation. Prior to joint MDH, he was the Principal Performance Engineer at Rolls-Royce plc, and has carried out research and lectured at Cranfield University and Chalmers University of Technology. Professor Kyprianidis has also participated in large number of EU projects such as VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, CRESCENDO, EFFICIENT and TRADE. He has been the Point Contact for the ASME/IGTI Aircraft Engine Committee and is currently serving as the Point Contact for the ASME/IGTI Cycle Innovations Committee. Within the FUDIPO project, he is the Chief Engineer leading the technical development of the 5 project demonstrators and associated technologies under investigation.
Dr. Anders Avelin: Head of department of Energy, Building and Environment. Long experience within the power generation sector as well as within the pulp and paper industry. Prior to joining Mälardalen University Dr Avelin was the production manager at Sala-Heby. Within the FUDIPO project, he drives the technical implementations relate to the pulp and paper and large CHP demonstrators.
Dr. Ioanna Aslanidou: Post-doctoral researcher at the Future Energy Centre, Mälardalen University, Sweden. Ioanna’s research is focused on the development of integrated concepts for model predictive control of industrial processes using IR spectroscopy, physics-based and data-driven models, including machine learning techniques, as well as diagnostics and decision support. Within the FUDIPO project, Ioanna is focusing on the combination of NIR with an advanced model for the control of a diesel upgrade unit in the oil and gas sector. She is also working on the development of a diagnostics and decision support tool for micro gas turbine fleet control and management
Mr.Moksadur Rahman: PhD researcher at the Future Energy Center at Mälardalen University, Sweden. His research is focused on mathematical modelling and advanced control concepts. In FUDIPO, he is working with feed-forward Model Predictive Control (MPC) and anomaly detection techniques for continuous pulp digesters.