Carnegie Mellon University

Lorenz Biegler

Lorenz T. (Larry) Biegler

Bayer University Professor and Head, Chemical Engineering

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Lorenz T. (Larry) Biegler is currently the Bayer University Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which he joined after receiving his PhD from the University of Wisconsin in 1981. His research interests lie in computer aided process engineering (CAPE) and include flowsheet optimization, optimization of systems of differential and algebraic equations, reactor network synthesis andalgorithms for constrained, nonlinear process control.


Biegler's work concerns optimization of pressure swing adsorption for carbon capture, oxycombustion, air separation units and IGCC systems. His research also involves nonlinear programming and optimization of differential algebraic systems.