Aplicaciones de Modelos de Simulación y Optimización en Ingeniería de Procesos y Sistemas - I

Modeling and solution issues in scheduling by simulation. Applications to pipeline and wet-etching scheduling problems

Speaker: Prof. Carlos Alberto Méndez mailto:cmendez@intec.unl.edu.ar

Date/time: Wednesday, November 10, 12:30
Place: ETSEIB - Room 28.8 (Building I), Diagonal 647, Barcelona


This seminar addresses the solution of real-world scheduling problems through advanced discrete event simulation models. Simulation concepts and principal tools available in the simulation environment  arena are used to achieve the best representation of complex and highly-constrained manufacturing and distribution systems. The major goal is to provide an efficient and user-friendly computer-aided tool to systematically improve the dynamic operation of critical processes by quickly generating efficient schedules for limited processing and transportation devices. 

About the Speaker:

Carlos A. Méndez is Professor of Industrial Engineering at Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL), and Associate Researcher at the Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). He received his Ph. D. in Engineering from UNL in 2002, and his B.S. in Information Systems Engineering from Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN) at Argentina in 1998.

He held Visiting Professor positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh-EE.UU.
(2004), Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon-Portugal (2005,2010), DECRC, ABB Corporate Research Center, Ladenburg-Germany (2005), Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid-Spain (20062008,2010), Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2006), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona-Spain (2005, 2006, 20082010) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona-Spain (2009) and Universidad de Cantabria, Santander-Spain (2009).

Prof. Mendez joined Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) in 2006 working as a Associate Research in the Institute of Technological Development for the Chemical Industry (INTEC). After getting his PhD from UNL, he became Postdoctoral fellow at the Chemical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh-EE.UU. (2002–2005) and Marie Curie Fellow at the Chemical Engineering Department at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya  Barcelona-Spain (2005–2006). After ending his Posdoctoral activities, he returned to UNL to teach Modeling, Simulation and Optimization graduate and undergraduate courses at the School of Chemical and Industrial Engineering and supervise PhD research projects and students at INTEC.

His research contributions have been in the areas of
  planning and scheduling of batch and continuous processes, optimal process synthesis, design and operation, supply chain operational management, hydrogen network operation, oil pipeline planning and scheduling, dynamic vehicle routing and pickup & delivery problems.

His teaching interests include courses on Modeling, Simulation and Optimization in Process Systems Engineering.
He developed consulting activities on optimal process design and operation for major international companies like British Petroleum (BP), Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) and Petronor Refinery/ Repsol-YPF group.