Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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Nikolaou

Dr. Michael Nikolaou
Dr. Michael Nikolaou

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Office Location: S228, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4309   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: nikolaou [at] uh [dot] edu
Nikolaou's research

Publications Before 2000:

Journal Papers / Refereed Journal Publications
  • Eker, S. A., and M. Nikolaou, “Adaptive Control through On-line Optimization: The MPCI Paradigm and Variants,” Appl. Math. And Comp. Sci., 9, 1, 101-128, 1999
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  • Schwarm, A., and M. Nikolaou, “Chance Constrained Model Predictive Control,” AIChE Journal, 45, 8, 1743-1752, 1999
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  • Hanagandi, V., and Nikolaou, M., “A Hybrid Approach to Global Optimization Using a Clustering Algorithm in a Genetic Search Framework,” Computers & Chem. Engng., 22, 12, 1913-1925, 1998
  • Nikolaou, M., “Identification and Adaptive Control,” Comp. Chem. Eng., special issue on NSF/NIST Vision 2020 Workshop, 23/2, pp. 215 - 225, 1998
  • Nikolaou, M., and P. Vuthandam, “FIR Model Identification: Achieving Parsimony through Kernel Compression with Wavelets,” AIChE J., 44, No. 1, 141-150, 1998
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  • Nikolaou, M., and V. Hanagandi, “Nonlinearity Quantification and its Application to Nonlinear System Identification,” Chem. Eng. Comm., 166, 1-33, 1998
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  • Shouche M., H. Genceli, P. Vuthandam, and M. Nikolaou, “Simultaneous Constrained Model Predictive Control and Identification of DARX Processes,” Automatica, 34, 12, 1521-1530, 1998
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  • Vuthandam, P., and M. Nikolaou, “Constrained Model Predictive Control and Identification: A Weak Persistent Excitation Approach,” AIChE J., 43, 9, 2279-2288, 1997
  • Genceli, H., and M. Nikolaou, “New Approach to Constrained Predictive Control with Simultaneous Model Identification,” AIChE J., 42, 10, 2857-2869, 1996
  • Hanagandi, V., H. Ploehn, and M. Nikolaou, “Solution of the Self-Consistent Field Model for Polymer Adsorption by Genetic Algorithms,” Chem. Eng. Sci., 51, 7, 1071-1078, 1996
  • Moridis, G. J., M. Nikolaou, and Y. You, “The Use of Wavelet Transforms in the Solution of Two-Phase Flow Problems,” SPE J., 29144, 169-178, 1996
  • Sarimveis, H., H. Genceli, and M. Nikolaou, “Design of Robust Non-Square Constrained Model Predictive Control,” AIChE J., 42, 9, 2582-2593, 1996
  • Genceli, H. and M. Nikolaou, “Design of Robust Constrained Nonlinear Model Predictive Controllers with Volterra Series,” AIChE J., 41, 9, 2098-2107, 1995
  • Nikolaou, M., and V. Hanagandi, “Recurrent Neural Networks in Decoupling Control of Multivariable Nonlinear Systems,” Chem. Eng. Communications, 136, 201-216, 1995
  • Vuthandam, P., H. Genceli, and M. Nikolaou, “Performance Bounds of Robust Model-Predictive Control,” AIChE J., 41, 9, 2083-2097, 1995
  • Holtzapple, M. T., E. P. Ripley, and M. Nikolaou, “Saccharification, Fermentation, and Protein Recovery from AFEX-Treated Coastal Bermudagrass,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 44, 1112–1131, 1994
  • Fan, J. Y., M. Nikolaou, and R. E. White, “An Approach to Fault Diagnosis of Chemical Processes via Neural Networks,” AIChE J., 39, 1, 82-88, 1993
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Hanagandi, “Input-Output Exact Linearization of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Modeled by Recurrent Neural Networks,” AIChE J., 39, 11, 1890-1894, 1993
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  • You, Y., and M. Nikolaou, “Dynamic Process Modeling with Recurrent Neural Networks,” AIChE J., 39, 10, 1654-1667, 1993
  • Genceli, H., and M. Nikolaou, “Robust Stability Analysis of Constrained l1-Norm Model Predictive Control,” AIChE J., 39, 12, 1954-1965, 1993
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Manousiouthakis, “Sensitivity Analysis of Optimal Control Policies for Batch Processes,” Chemical Engineering Communications, 97, 27-45, 1990
  • Manousiouthakis, V. and M. Nikolaou, “Analysis of Decentralized Control Structures for Nonlinear Systems,” AIChE Journal, 35, 4, 549-558, 1989
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Manousiouthakis, “A Hybrid Approach to Nonlinear System Stability and Performance,” AIChE Journal, 35, 4, 559-572, 1989

 

Books
  • Hanagandi, V., and M. Nikolaou,  “Applications of Genetic Algorithms in Chemical Engineering,” Practical Handbook of Genetic Algorithms, Lance Chambers Ed., Vol. 2, 221-252, CRC Press, 1995
  • Nikolaou, M., and Y. You,  “Use of Wavelets for Numerical Solution of Differential Equations,” Wavelet Applications in Chemical Engineering, B. Joseph and R. Motard Eds., 209-274, Kluwer, 1994

 

Conference Proceedings Publications
  • Nikolaou, M., and D. Mantha, “Efficient nonlinear modeling using wavelets and related compression techniques,” NSF Workshop on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, Ascona, CH, 1998
  • Genceli, H., and M. Nikolaou, “A new approach to model predictive control and identification,” 1996 IFAC World Congress Proceedings, San Francisco, 1996
  • Genceli, H., and M. Nikolaou, “A New Approach to Constrained Predictive Control with Simultaneous Model Identification,” European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering Proceedings, Rhodes, Greece, 1996
  • Nikolaou, M., “Computer-Aided Process Engineering in the Snack Food Industry,” CPC V preprints, Tahoe City, CA, 1996
  • Nikolaou, M., “Directions in Computer-Aided Process Engineering,” AIChE World Congress Proceedings, San Diego, CA, 1996
  • Nikolaou, M., and B. Joseph, “Intelligent Control,” ISPE 95 Proceedings, 68-69, 1996
  • Sarimveis, H., H. Genceli, and M. Nikolaou, “Design of Robust Non-Square Constrained Model Predictive Control,” European Symposium on Computer-Aided Process Engineering Proceedings, Rhodes, Greece, 1996
  • Hanagandi, S. Brown, R. Sherman, R. Jones, and M. Nikolaou, “Control Strategies for the TSTA Distillation Column I,” ACC Proceedings, 2653-2656, 1995
  • Moridis, G. J., M. Nikolaou, and Y. You, “The Use of Wavelet Transforms in the Solution of Two-Phase Flow Problems,” Proceedings of SPE 13th Symposium on Reservoir Simulation, 521-530, San Antonio, TX, 1995
  • Genceli, H., P. Vuthandam, and M. Nikolaou, “Analysis and Synthesis Methods for Robust Model Predictive Control,” NATO ASI on Model Based Process Control, 235-262, Antalya, Turkey, 1994
  • Nikolaou, M., “The 2-norm for Nonlinear Processes: Application to Modeling and Control Problems,” PSE’94 Proceedings, Kyongju, KOREA, 1994
  • Nikolaou, M., “Teaching Numerical Methods Using Interactive Computer Spreadsheets in Class,” Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference, Session 3162, 2731-2736, Edmonton, Canada, 1994
  • Vuthandam, P., H. Genceli, and M. Nikolaou, “Analysis and Synthesis Methods for Robust Model Predictive Control,” ADCHEM’94 Proceedings, Kyoto, JAPAN, 1994
  • Moridis, G. J., and M. Nikolaou, “The Laplace Transform Wavelet (LTW) Method for the Solution of the Equations of Flow and Transport Through Porous Media,” EOS Trans. AGU, 74, 43, 307, 1993
  • Nikolaou, M., “When is Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling Necessary?,” ACC Proceedings, 910-914, San Francisco, CA, 1993
  • Nikolaou, M., “Neural Network Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems,” ACC Proceedings, 1460-1464, San Francisco, CA, 1993
  • Nikolaou, M. and H. Genceli, “Establishing Performance Targets for Model Predictive Control Systems through off-line Optimization,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, 1822-1823, 1991
  • Nikolaou, M., and H. Sarimveis, “Process Modeling with Recurrent Neural Networks,” ANNIE 91 Proceedings, 1991
  • Nikolaou, M., and V. Hanagandi, “Input-Output Exact Linearization of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Modeled by Recurrent Neural Networks,” ANNIE 91 Proceedings, St. Louis, MO, 1991
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Manousiouthakis, “Stability Aspects of Exact Linearization Methods: A Hybrid Approach,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Diego, CA, 2736-2740, 1990
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Manousiouthakis, “Robust Control of Batch Processes,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Atlanta, GA, 665-670, 1988
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Manousiouthakis, “On the Characterization and Evaluation of Stability of Nonlinear Systems,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Atlanta, GA, 1559-1564, 1988
  • Manousiouthakis, V. and M. Nikolaou, “On the Nonlinear Block Relative Gain,” Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2120-2125, 1987
  • Nikolaou, M. and V. Manousiouthakis, “A Hybrid Approach to Nonlinear System Theory,” Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Century City, CA, 2127-2132, 1987

 

Major Reports
  • Nikolaou, M., Jesse L. Buffington, Angel Herrera, Jr., and Hwang Inkeuk, “Traffic Air Pollution Effects of Elevated, Depressed, and at-Grade Level Freeways in Texas,” FHWA/TX-97/1327-4, Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas 77843-3135, 1997
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