Thomas F. Edgar

Thomas F. Edgar is Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin
and holds the George T. and Gladys Abell Chair in Engineering. Tom received his B.S.
degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. from Princeton
University. For the past 40 years, he has concentrated his academic work in process
modeling, control, and optimization, with over 300 articles and book chapters. Tom has
co-authored two leading textbooks: Optimization of Chemical Processes (McGraw-Hill,
2001) and Process Dynamics and Control (Wiley, 2010). He has received major awards
from AIChE (Colburn, Computing in Chemical Engineering, Lewis) and ASEE (Chemical
Engineering Division, Westinghouse, and Meriam-Wiley) and is a member of the National
Academy of Engineering. Dr. Edgar was the 1997 President of AIChE.