Abell Chair of Chemical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Thomas F. Edgar is Abell Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the co-founder of the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC). For the past 40 years, he has concentrated his academic work in process modeling, control, and optimization, with over 200 articles and book chapters. Edgar has co-authored two leading textbooks: Optimization of Chemical Processes (McGraw-Hill, 2001) and Process Dynamics and Control (Wiley, 2010) and has received major awards from AIChE and ASEE. Recently he has carried out modeling and control research projects jointly with seven companies and is the director of the Texas Wisconsin California Control Consortium (TWCCC). Dr. Edgar was the 1997 President of AIChE.
Dr. Edgar received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.