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Zukui Li, PhD

Associate Professor


Chemical and Materials Engineering

About Me

Dr. Li holds a Bachelor's degree (2002) in Automatic Control and a Master's degree (2005) in Control Theory and Control Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China. Dr. Li received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University in 2010. Dr. Li was a postdoctoral research associate in Princeton University from June 2010 to December 2012. He joined the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor in January 2013. 


Dr. Li's research interests include: 

  1. Process operations involving scheduling, planning and supply chain management, as well as process design and process control with a focus on energy systems applications; 
  2. Nonlinear and mixed integer optimization, with a focus on addressing uncertainty through robust optimization, stochastic programming and parametric programming techniques;
  3. Systems engineering in biomedical and biotechnology applications including anemia management and biomarker discovery.

Keywords: Process Systems Engineering, Mathematical Optimization, Process Control, Computational Biology