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Luke Achenie

Contact Info

GSAS Fellow
2013 Catalysis, Qatar
Department of Chemical Engineering
Virginia Tech


Theory / Modeling
  • Computer Aided Molecular Design:

    Development of optimization models to systematically identify chemical products in the presence of the chemical process system.

  • Process Design:

    Analysis of chemical processing systems in which there are uncertainties in process and model parameters. This is referred to as Flexibility Analysis.

  • Systems Engineering Approaches to Computational Biology:

    Development of algorithms for multifunction gene annotation, genetic pathway analysis and clustering. This work is in collaboration with researchers from the University of Connecticut Health Center.

Publications & Honors


  1. Computer Aided Molecular Design: Theory and Practice, Editors: Luke E. K. Achenie, Rafiqul Gani, & V. Venkatasubramanian, Elsevier Publishers, 2002, ISBN 0-444-51283-7). - see review of this book by Prof. Ka M. Ng in volume 35(2), 2004 of Separation and Purification Technology Journal.


    Edited Journal Issue

  3. Special Issue of AER, Editor: Luke E. K. Achenie, Elsevier Publishers, Advances in Environmental Research, 8(2), 2004.


    Book Chapters

  5. Karunanithi, A.T. and Achenie, L.E.K., "Design of crystallization solvents for pharmaceutical products," (Chapter 4 in "Chemical Product Design: Towards a Perspective through Case Studies", ed. K.M. Ng, R. Gani and K. Dam-Johansen, Elsevier Science Publishers, 2006, ISBN 0444522174).
  6. Luke E. K. Achenie, Gennady Ostrovsky, (2006), Process Analysis and Optimization, in Chemical Engineering, [Eds. John Bridgwater, Martin Molzahn, Ryszard Pohorecki], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]
  7. Achenie, L.E.K., Sinha, M. and Ostrovsky G.M., "Global Optimization in Solvent Design," (Book Chapter, Chapter 1 in "Global Optimization: Scientific and Engineering Case Studies", ed. Janos Pinter, Series: Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications, Vol. 85, Springer Publishing, July 2006, ISBN 0-387-30408-8).