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B. Wayne Bequette

B. Wayne Bequette

Dept. of Chemical & Biological Eng.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. B. Wayne Bequette is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he has been on the faculty for 24 years. His teaching and research interests include chemical process and biomedical system dynamics and control. He is the author of Process Control: Modeling, Design and Simulation (2003) and Process Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation (1998), both published by Prentice Hall. Wayne is a Fellow of the AIChE, was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers, received the Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2008), and was named a Trustee of the CACHE Corporation. Dr. Bequette has served in the following ACC positions: Finance Chair (1991), Publicity Chair (1995), Publications Chair (1998), Program Chair (2001), and General Chair (2003). He was the AIChE Director on the Board of the AACC (2000-1), and served as Vice-President (2006-7), President (2008-9) and Past President (2010-11) of the AACC. He was appointed Secretary of the AACC in 2012. Wayne was the Chair of the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE in 2006, and currently serves as the AIChE CAST Division Programming Chair (2010-2013). He was an Associate Editor for Automatica from 1993-2005, and the Guest Editor of Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics (February, 2005), for a Symposium on Algorithms for Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Control. He also edited special issues on Process Control for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine (August and December, 2006). Wayne is a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, and has co-edited a number of special issues on algorithms for sensors and a closed-loop artificial pancreas. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas. Wayne worked for three years as a process engineer for American Petrofina between his undergraduate and graduate studies. Before coming to RPI he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Texas, and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Bequette has spent sabbatical leaves at Merck Research Laboratories and Northwestern University.