At the 2015 summer Board of Directors meeting, Dr. Richard D. Braatz was elected as incoming Vice President of the AACC. He will start that role in January of 2016. Current VP Glenn Masada will become President, and President Tariq Samad will rotate to Past President. The leadership progression is a six year commitment.
Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1994 to 2010 he was on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with positions in electrical and computer engineering, mechanical science and engineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering. He has supervised graduate students and postdocs in mechanical, aerospace, electrical, and chemical engineering.
Richard’s service to the American Automatic Control Council includes:
- Chair/co-chair for more than 25 sessions (since 1994)
- Co-organizer of many invited sessions, special sessions, and workshops (since 1994)
- Service on many ACC program and ACC/AACC award committees (since 2003)
- AIChE Society Review Chair, ACC 2005
- Board of Directors, 2006-2007
- Vice-Chair for Invited Sessions, ACC 2007
- Program Chair, ACC 2010
- General Chair, ACC 2015
- IFAC 2020 World Congress Bid Committee
He has also been active in service to IFAC, including on program and award committees, Program Chair of the IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (2012), and Vice Chair of the Technical Committee on Chemical Process Control (2012-date). Richard has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Journal of Process Control, and Optimal Control Applications and Methods.