You are invited to explore the Multi-parametric Optimization & Control group by Professor Pistikopoulos, the inventor and pioneer of explicit/multi-parametric model predictive control (mp-MPC), at the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. The group is located in the Frederick E. Giesecke Building at Texas A&M University.

Research topics

The research direction in the Multi-parametric Optimization & Control group aims at gaining fundamental understanding, and developing theoretical and practical advances & tools in the areas of multi-parametric optimization and control, first-principles based and data-driven modeling, energy & process systems engineering, biological & biomedical systems engineering, sustainable smart manufacturing and process intensification.

  • The PAROC Framework
  • The POP Toolbox
  • Explicit MPC
  • Multi-Scale Energy Systems
  • Food-Energy-Water-Nexus
  • Process Intensification
  • Data Sciences
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Design, Control, Scheduling

Principal Investigator

Curriculum Vitæ

Efstratios N. (Stratos) Pistikopoulos FREng
Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute,
Editor-in-Chief, Computers & Chemical Engineering,
Dow Chemical Chair Professor,
Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering,
Texas A&M University

327 Giesecke Engineering Research Building
3251 Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3251


  • We are proud to announce that Professor Pistikopoulos has been awarded the Sargent Medal from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The medal recognizes significant and global contributions in the pioneering and advancement of Process Systems Engineering.
  • Professor Pistikopoulos will participate as a panelist on the upcoming Houston Low-Carbon Energy Innovation Summit, held on October 15, 2020.
  • Professor Pistikopoulos will deliver an invited lecture and a workshop at the 20th anniversary of the Prograde in Chemical Engineering at the University of Guanajuato, held in Guanajuato, Mexico on October 5-9, 2020.
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