Ricardo Pérez-Correa was born in Santiago de Chile in 1958. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering in 1982 from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Chile. In 1987, he was awarded the Diploma of the Imperial College and a Ph.D. degree from the University of London, both in chemical engineering. That year, he joined the Chemical Engineering Department at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Chile as an Assistant Professor. In 1991, Pérez-Correa took an appointment as Assistant Professor at the Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Department of the Catholic University of Chile. Then he was appointed associate professor in 2000 and full professor in 2011. Professor Pérez-Correa has been involved in the application of modeling, control, and optimization to several chemical processes and bioprocess, such as spray and rotary drying, flotation, distillation, solvent extraction, and solid substrate and submerged fermentations. He held visiting positions at Imperial College (1989) in London, Carnegie Mellon University (2001-2002) in Pittsburgh (USA), and Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2009) in Tarragona (Spain). Pérez-Correa was recipient of the Jack Ewer grant from the British Council in 1989, the Fulbright grant from USA in 2001, and a PIV grant from AGAUR of the Generalitat de Catalunya in 2009. He is a Member of the Directory Board of the Chilean Association of Automatic Control (ACCA), IFAC Chilean section.
Biography Updated on 23 July 2011