"We want to find a
self-optimizing control structure where
acceptable operation under all conditions is achieved with constant
setpoints for the controlled variables. More generally, the idea is to
use the model off-line to find properties of the optimal solution
suited for (simple, model-free) on-line implementation"
About me -
My family -
How to reach me -
- Project students
Process Control Group
- Research -
PhD position on "Production Optimization" (Deadline: 17 June 2019)
Two PhD positions on "Process optimization using machine learning" (Deadline: 10 June 2019)
Special issue of Processes on "Real-time optimization of processes using simple control structures, economic MPC or machine learning." (Deadline: 15 Nov.2019)
July 2018: PID-paper in JPC that verifies SIMC PI-rules and gives "Improved" SIMC PID-rules for processes with time delay (taud=theta/3)
June 2018: Video of Sigurd giving lecture at ESCAPE-2018 in Graz on how to use classical advanced control for switching between active constraints
May 2017: Presentation (slides) on economic plantwide control from AdCONIP conference in Taiwan
Feb. 2017: Youtube vidoes of Sigurd giving lectures on PID control and Plantwide control (at University of Salamanca, Spain)
06-08 June 2016: IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems (DYCOPS-2016), Trondheim, Norway.
Videos and proceedings from DYCOPS-2016
Aug 2014: Sigurd recieves
IFAC Fellow Award in
2014: Overview papers on "control structure design and "economic plantwide control"
S. Skogestad and I. Postlethwaite:
MULTIVARIABLE FEEDBACK CONTROL-Analysis and design. Wiley (1996; 2005)
CHEMICAL AND ENERGY PROCESS ENGINEERING CRC Press (Taylor&Francis Group) (Aug. 2008)
PROSESSTEKNIKK- Masse- og energibalanser Tapir (2000; 2003; 2009).
More information ...
from my Google scholar site
from my official publication list
....... or look
if you want to download our most recent and upublished work
Proceedings from conferences - some of these may be difficult to obtain elsewhere
PROST - Our
activity is part of PROST - Center for Process Systems Engineering at NTNU and SINTEF
Process control library
- We have an extensive library for which Ivar has made a nice
Photographs that I
have collected from various events (maybe you are included...)
International conferences - updated with irregular intervals
SUBPRO (NTNU center on subsea production and processing)
[ Documents ]
Nordic Process Control working group - in which
Dr.ing. studiet ved NTNU
- Mostly local NTNU stuff about our Ph.D. study
Debattinnlegg - Things I have written
that are unrelated to chemical engineering
Some software we have written ...
Dynamic MATLAB distillation models (+ general stuff on distillation)
Dynamic MATLAB and Fortran model of industrial ammonia reactor
Other own Matlab software
Software from other sources
Some old deleted stuff
Created: 04 Nov 1995.