Professor Prodromos Daoutidis from the University of Minnesota has been 
selected as the 2011 CAST 10B (Systems and Process Control) programming 
coordinator.  According to the CAST rotation policy, this year the program 
coordinator was selected from academia.

With this selection, the CAST 10B program coordinator list is as follows:

Mayuresh Kothare, Lehigh U. (2008)
Masoud Soroush, Drexel U. (2009)
John P. Congalidis, DuPont (2010)
Prodromos Daoutidis, U. of Minnesota (2011)

Please join me in congratulating Professor Daoutidis for accepting the 
responsibilities of this position. His biosketch is provided below.

Prodromos Daoutidis is Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering
and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota.  He received a Diploma
degree in Chemical Engineering (1987) from the Aristotle University of
Thessaloniki, M.S.E. degrees in Chemical Engineering (1988) and Electrical
Engineering: Systems (1991) from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D.
degree in Chemical Engineering (1991) from the University of Michigan. He
has been on the faculty at Minnesota since 1992, having served as Director
of Graduate Studies in Chemical Engineering (1998-2004) and Chair of the
Physical Sciences Policy and Review Council (2000-03), while he has also
held a position as Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(2004-06).  He is the recipient of several research and teaching awards and
recognitions, including the NSF CAREER Award, the Ted Peterson Award of
CAST, the George Taylor Career Development Award, the Mc-Knight Land Grant
Professorship, the Ray D. Johnson / Mayon Plastics Professorship and the
Shell Chair at the University of Minnesota. He has also been a Humphrey
Institute Policy Fellow.  His research interests and contributions are in
process and plant-wide control, model reduction, systems biology, control of
advanced materials processing, and design and control of energy systems.


Masoud Soroush
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-1710
(215) 895-5837 (fax)
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