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
  • Energy Price Index

Principal Investigator

Curriculum Vitæ

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


  • Professor Pistikopoulos will be delivering the opening plenary lecture, entitled "The Quest Towards the Integration of Process Control, Process Operations and Process Operability - Industrial Need or Academic Curiosity", at the FOCAPO/CPC 2023 conference being held in San Antonio, USA, on January 8, 2023. More information can be found here.
  • Professor Pistikopoulos will be delivering a lecture, entitled "Multi-Parametric Optimization & Control In Multi-Scale Energy & Process Systems", at the Siemens - Simulation and Digital Twin talks on January 23, 2023.
  • Dr. Shayan Sean Niknezhad has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Natural Gas to Hydrogen via a Process Intensified Plasma-based Reformer". We would like to congratulate Dr. Niknezhad and wish him all the best for his future career.
  • We are proud to announce that Dr. Nikolaos Diangelakis has accepted an academic position as an Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete in Chania, Crete, Greece. Congratulations Niko!
  • Multi-level Mixed-Integer Optimization - Parametric Programming Approach by Professors Styliani Avraamidou and Efstratios Pistikopoulos is now available
  • Synthesis and Operability Strategies for Computer-Aided Modular Process Intensification by Professors Efstratios Pistikopoulos and Yuhe Tian is now available.
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