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Alkis Constantinides

Professor Emeritus

B. S.,        Ohio State University, 1964
M. S.,        Ohio State University, 1964
D. E. Sc.,  Columbia University,   1970


Fax: (732) 445-2581
email: acconsta@rci.rutgers.edu


Application of numerical methods and artificial intelligence in chemical process planning.



Teacher of graduate and undergraduate courses in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.  Research interests are in the fields of computer applications in chemical and biochemical engineering, artificial intelligence, process modeling and optimization, biotechnology, fermentations, and enzyme engineering.   Industrial experience in process development and design of large petrochemical plants and in pilot plant research.  Consultant to industry in the areas fermentation processes, enzyme engineering, application of artificial intelligence in chemical process planning, design and economics of chemical processes, technology  assessment, modeling and optimization.  Author of the textbooks "Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering," "Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers with MATLAB Applications" and "Applied Numerical Methods with Personal Computers."   Has served as Chairman of the Department (1996-2002), Director of Alumni Relations (2002-2015), Director of the Graduate Program (1976-1984), and Director of Undergraduate Program (2005-2006).

Recipient of the prestigious Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1991, and the 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2012, and 2014 Teaching Excellence Awards chosen by the Graduating Senior Class of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

Courses taught in his last year at Rutgers University: Chemical Engineering Analysis II (155:307), Design of Separation Processes (155:324), Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Design and Economics I & II (155:427 & 155:428).

Representative Publications

S. M. Dunn, A. Constantinides, and P. V. Moghe, Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 632 pp. (2006).

A. Constantinides and N. Mostoufi, Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers with MATLAB Applications, Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River NJ, 590 pp (1999).

A. Constantinides, Applied Numerical Methods with Personal Computers, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, NY, 626 pp, (1987).

R.S. Schloss, C.C. Chang, A. Constantinides, P.V. Moghe, Alteration of Leukocyte Migration on Prosthetic Material, ePTFE, Under Flow: Role of CD43, an Adhesion Regulator Molecule, Journal of Biomed. Mater. Res., 60, 8-19, (2002).

J. A. Hatfield and A. Constantinides, Knowledge-Based Information Development & Simulation System for Chemical Batch Processing,   Int. J. of Flexible Automation and Information Management, 3, 47, (1995).