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Structure Department of Industrial Engineering
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Scientific sector ING-IND/25 - CHEMICAL PLANTS
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Proposals for thesis
The titles of some Master's theses concluded in the last few years are listed in the following:

- CFD modelling of wet fluidized bed permeability
- Steady-state detection, data reconciliation and machine learning for hybrid process modelling
- Strategic optimisation of a European CCS supply chain considering countries' risk perception towards new technologies
- Model-based design of an optimal clinical test to characterize Type 1 von Willebrand disease
- Design and simulation of hydrogenation processes for CO2 conversion into C-1 chemicals
- Development and experimental validation of a model of food drying via supercritical CO2
- Development of a model-based approach to the characterization and diagnosis of Type 1 von Willebrand disease
- Optimal design of experiments for the identification of kinetic models of HMF hydrogenation
- Model-based optimization of cylindrical photobioreactors for microalgal outdoor cultures
- Use of rigorous thermodynamics in solubility and kinetics models
- Development of a phenomenological model of an adsoption process for capturing CO2 from air
- Design of an efficient CO2 supply system for microalgae growth in microphotobioreactors
- Economic optimisation of a European supply chain for CO2 utilisation and sequestration
- Multiperiod optimisation and strategic planning for chemical processes
- Study of pressure drops in a rod bundle of a pressurized water nuclear reactor
- Optimal design of a minimum set of clinical tests for the identification and characterization of von Willebrand disease
- Development of an online model-based flow assurance application to operate subsea natural gas pipeline networks
- Modelling of natural gas sweetening and dehydration processes
- Modelling of an industrial plant for vinyl chloride production
- Optimal design of feasible clinical tests for the identification of physiological models of type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Design of clinical tests for the diagnosis of von Willebrand disease
- Model development and identification of a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic model for warfarin therapy
- Optimisation of the bioethanol supply chain performance via emission trading schemes
- Bioethanol and bioelectricity for sustainable transport: design and optimisation of production supply chains
- Identification of kinetic models for the catalytic synthesis of formaldehyde through partial oxidation of methanol
- Design of microphotobioreactors for microalgae growth
- Development of a device for continuous operation in a microphotobioreactor array for microalgae cultivation
- Impact of weather forecast errors in the optimisation of open pond microalgae cultivation systems

Curriculum Vitae
Fabrizio Bezzo is Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of Padua.

He received his degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Padua in 1998 and obtained his PhD at Imperial College London (UK) in 2002. After working as a consultant for PSE Ltd. in London, he eventually joined the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Padua. In 2014 he was awarded the Model-Based Innovation Prize for the paper "A model-based approach to the automatic diagnosis of von Willebrand disease". He has served as a consultant on sustainable industrial development for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He co-chairs the Energy Section of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers (EFCE).

He is the author of over 150 articles in international research journals, conference proceedings and books. He serves as a reviewer for several international scientific journals.

Research areas
Fabrizio Bezzo's research interests comprise:

Design and analysis of energy systems:
- optimal design of supply chains for carbon capture, transport and sequestration (CCS)
- design and optimization of processes for biofuels production
- environmental and economic analysis and optimization of energy supply chains
- modelling and optimization of microalgae production systems

Experiment design for model identification:
- development of advanced model-based experiment design techniques
- design of clinical tests for identification of physiological models
- development and identification of biosystems models

Statistical process control:
- data-driven modelling for process and product quality control in the fine chemicals industry
- design space characterization and process scale-up in the pharmaceutical industry

Fabrizio Bezzo co-leads the <a href="">CAPE-Lab</a> research group.

A list of publications can be found in the attached file.

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 033170DC37B1BF80BF2234A0E62D10D6.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0528 COMMON INP3050553 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
IN0530 COMMON INP3050553 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
IN0530 COMMON INO2043210 6 1st Year (2019/20) Second
IN0530 COMMON INP5071884 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First