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Phone: (805) 893-8133

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Office Location: 3353 Engineering II

Address: To reach the office of the
ChE Chair, Engineering II Room 3353
Chairman & Professor Frank Doyle
Mellichamp Chair in Process Control
5080 Chemical Engineering Department
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080 USA
To reach Michelle Veal,
the Exec. Assistant to the Director of the ICB:
(805) 893-3456

Assistant Information

Name: Beth Thomas, Exec. Assistant to Chair

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Phone: (805) 893-5438

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Education & Honors

BS: 1985, ChE, Princeton University

MS: C.P.G.S., 1986, Cambridge University

PhD: 1991, California Institute of Technology

Honors: Innovator of the Year Award (SB Region Chamber of Commerce), 2012.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 2010.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, 2008.
Computing in Chemical Engineering Award (AIChE CAST Division), 2005.
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, 2001-2002.
ASEE Ray Fahien Award, 2000.
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1996-1999.
ASEE Section Outstanding Teacher Award (Illinois/Indiana), 1996.
National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, 1992-1997.


Biosystems analysis and control: the application of systems engineering principles to the analysis of regulatory mechanisms in biological systems
Biomedical control systems synthesis: control-relevant design of drug delivery devices
Application of advanced control schemes to nonlinear, multivariable, constrained industrial processes with emphasis on: particulate systems and pulp & paper operations
Characterization of process nonlinearity for control-relevant design
Large scale applications of MPC including plant-wide control and cross direction control of sheet/film processes
Experimental studies of nonlinear model-based control of particle size distribution in a semi-batch emulsion polymerization reactor


Online Publication List

J. Stelling, E.D. Gilles, and F.J. Doyle III, "Robustness Properties of Circadian Clock Architectures‚" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101, 13210-13215, 2004.
J. Stelling, U. Sauer, Z. Szallasi, F.J. Doyle III, and J. Doyle, "Robustness of Cellular Functions", Cell, 118, 675-685, 2004.
H. Zisser, L. Jovanovic, F. Doyle III, P. Ospina, and C. Owens, "Run-to-Run Control of Meal-Related Insulin Dosing‚" Diabetes Tech. & Ther., 7, 48-57, 2005.
R. Gunawan, Y. Cao, L. Petzold, and F.J. Doyle III, "Sensitivity Analysis of Discrete Stochastic Systems‚" Biophys. J., 88, 2530-2540, 2005.
C. Immanuel and F.J. Doyle III, "Solution Technique for a Multi-Dimensional Population Balance Model Describing Granulation Processes‚" Powder Technology, 156, 213-225, 2005.
K. Gadkar, J. Varner, and F.J. Doyle III, "Model Identification of Signal Transduction Networks from Data Using a State Regulator Problem‚" IEE Systems Biology, 2, 17-30, 2005.