Jeffrey D. Ward Professor

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Jeffrey D. Ward Professor
吳哲夫 教授
phone:(02)3366-3037
fax:(02)2362-3040
email: jeffward@ntu.edu.tw
office:Dept.of Chemical Engineering 211A
Lab Info
Process Systems Engineering Laboratory
Dept.of Chemical Engineering 307
(02)2362-6970#14; (02)3366-9813
  • Education Background

Ph.D. chemical engineering. University of California at Santa Barbara, 2005
B.S., chemical engineering; minor, business administration. University of California at Berkeley, 2001

  • Research Topic

Crystallization process engineering
We study several aspects of crystallization process engineering, including batch crystallization, reactive crystallization, membrane-assisted crystallization and eutectic-freeze crystallization.

Sustainable process development
We study the development of sustainable chemical processes, including processes that reduce consumption of energy and raw materials and processes that utilize renewable feedstocks.

  • Recent Research Topic

1. 程序設計與最適化-使用Aspen Plus ActiveX 自動化伺服器 (Process Design and Optimization using the Aspen Plus ActiveX Automation Server) 105-2221-E-002 -208 -MY2, 2016/08/01 ~ 2018/07/31
2. 大批結晶的實驗性和目標函數的比較 (Experimental comparison of operating trajectories and objective functions for seeded batch crystallization) 104-2221-E-002 -188 – 2015/08/01 ~ 2016/07/31

  • Honor
  1. 榮獲臺灣大學103學年度教學優良獎(2015/08)
  2. 榮獲臺灣大學104學年度教學優良獎(2016/08)
  3. Secretary of the National Organizing Committee of the 6th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (ADCONIP 2017)
  1. C. Y. Su, C. C. Yu, I. L. Chien, J. D. Ward. “Plant-Wide Economic Comparison of Lactic Acid Recovery Processes by Reactive Distillation with Different Alcohols,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 52: 11070–11083 (2013). (SCI, EI)
  2. J. K. Cheng, C. C. Chao, J. D. Ward and I. L. Chien, “Design and control of a biodiesel production process using sugar catalyst for oil feedstock with different free fatty acid concentrations,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E., 45: 76–84 (2014). (SCI, EI).
  3. Y. L. Kao and J. D. Ward “Design and optimization of batch reactive distillation processes with off-cut,” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E., 45: 411–420 (2014). (SCI, EI)
  4. Y. T. Tseng and J. D. Ward “Critical Seed Loading from Nucleation Kinetics,” AIChE J., 60:1645–1653 (2014). (SCI, EI)
  5. Y. L. Kao and J. D. Ward “Improving Batch Reactive Distillation Processes with Off-Cut.” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 53: 8528–8542 (2014). (SCI, EI).
  6. Y. L. Kao, P. H. Lee, Y. T. Tseng, I. L. Chien, and J. D. Ward “Design, control and comparison of fixed-bed methanation reactor systems for the production of substitute natural gas.” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E., 45: 2346–2357 (2014). (SCI, EI)
  7. H. Y. Wang, J. D. Ward “Seeding and Optimization of Batch Reactive Crystallization.” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54(38):9360-8 (2015). (SCI, EI)
  8. C. Y. Su, C. C. Yu, I. L. Chien, J. D. Ward “Control of Highly Interconnected Reactive Distillation Processes: Purification of Raw Lactic Acid by Esterification and Hydrolysis.” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54(27):6932-40 (2015). (SCI, EI).
  9. Y. T. Tseng, W. J. Wang, J. D. Ward, H. Y. Lee “Design and control of a process to produce furfuryl alcohol.” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E., 51:44-52 (2015). (SCI, EI).
  10. L. D. Shiau, Y. F. Lu, C. H. Lin, J. D. Ward “A new model and a design procedure for an Oslo-Krystal cooling crystallizer.” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E., 50:76-83 (2015). (SCI, EI).
  11. Y. L. Kao, J. D. Ward “Batch Reactive Distillation with Off-Cut Recycling.” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 54(7):2188-200 (2015). (SCI, EI).
  12. Y. L. Kao, J. D. Ward “Simultaneous Optimization of the Design and Operation of Batch Reactive Distillation Processes.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 2016, 55, (1), 267–278.
  13. P. H. Lee, Y. L. Kao, J. D. Ward “A Systematic Method for the Development of Operating Policies for Two-Step Processes with Semibatch Reactive Distillation.” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 55(31): 8602-8615 (2016).
  14. Y. T. Tseng, J. D. Ward, H. Y. Lee “Design and control of a continuous multi-product process with product distribution switching: Sustainable manufacture of furfuryl alcohol and 2-methylfuran.” Chem. Eng. Proc., 105,10–20 (2016).
  15. H. Y. Wang; J. D. Ward “Dynamics and control of continuous reactive crystallization processes.” J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. E., 65: 28-42 (2016).
  16. Y. S. Kang and J. D. Ward. “Analysis of Seed Loading and Supersaturation Trajectories for Two-Dimensional Crystallization Systems.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56(38): 10798-10812 (2017).
  17. Y. L Kao, G. Fieg and J. D. Ward. “Closed Operation of Multivessel Batch Reactive Distillation Processes.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56(13): 3655-3670 (2017).
  18. H. Y. Lee, T. Y. Huang, P. H. Lee and J. D. Ward. “Design and control of a process to produce furan from furfural.” Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 73: 62-74 (2017).
  19. Y. T. Tseng and J. D. Ward. “Comparison of objective functions for batch crystallization using a simple process model and Pontryagin’s minimum principle.” Computers & Chemical Engineering 99: 271-279 (2017).
  20. H. Y. Wang, K. L. Tung and J. D. Ward. “Design and economic analysis of membrane-assisted crystallization processes.” Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 81(Supplement C): 159-169 (2017).