Professor Mayuresh Kothare has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), recognition of outstanding professional accomplishment in research and teaching.

Kothare, the R. L. McCann Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is also among a very select group of chemical engineers who have been named as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellows. IEEE cited Kothare in 2012 for his "contributions to multivariable constrained control systems and model predictive control."

His research interest are inherently interdisciplinary, and span the problems of constrained and optimal predictive control theory, robustness analysis, MEMS and microchemical systems, control of microsystems, embedded control of biomedical systems, neuroengineering and closed-loop neuroprosthetic systems.

Kothare’s research publications have been cited more than 7900 times, earning an h-index of 33 and marking him as one of the leading experts in the world in his field. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, and has previously served on the editorial boards of Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the American Control Conferences, and as Guest Editor for Journal of Process Control.

A member of the IEEE, AIChE, Sigma Xi, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Kothare has served as Chair of the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) division of AIChE. His awards include the CAST division’s Ted Peterson Award and its Outstanding Young Researcher Award. He is a past recipient of an NSF CAREER Award, and was an invited attendee at the 2008 Frontiers of Engineering symposium of the National Academy of Engineering.

Mayuresh Kothare, the R. L. McCann Professor and Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering