Malia Kawamura

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  • M.S. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering – University of Illinois (Expected Graduation – May 2017)
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering – Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, 2015
  • B.A. Physics and Mathematical Sciences – Colby College, 2014
  • Research Interests:  Energy Systems, Dynamic Modeling, Control Systems

This research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

Current Work

My research focus is to develop computational tools and algorithms that will allow faster deployment of complex energy systems; particularly those controlled by computer. Specifically, I am focused on chemical process control modeling to capture the transient behavior of these systems. I am developing a modular and scalable dynamic modeling toolkit of process control components and will be testing the control of chemical process systems using hardware-in-the-loop (HIL).