SUSCAPE

SUStainable Computer Aided Process Engineering

Gonzalo Guillén Gosálbez

 

 

Associate Professor

Head of the Chemical Engineering Studies

Department of Chemical Engineering
University Rovira i Virgili
Av. Països Catalans, 26
43007 - Tarragona, SPAIN
Phone: (+34) 977 558618
e-mail: gonzalo.guillen@urv.cat

 

Education

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2006-2008)
  • PhD in Process Systems Engineering Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain, 2005
  • Chemical Engineering (BEng and MEng) Universidad de Murcia, Spain, 2001

 

Honors and awards

  • Top Student Award in Chemical Engineering (best GPA in Chemical Engineering in Spain, Spanish Ministry of Education), Jun/2001.
  • FPU Predoctoral Scholarship (Spanish Ministry of Education and Science), Jan/2002- Jan/2006.
  • Visiting researcher (grants for short-stays): ETH Zurich (Switzerland), March/2011, Imperial College (London, UK), Jun-Jul/2005, Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA), Aug-Oct/2004, University of Veszprem (Veszprem, Hungary), Jun/2003.
  • European Doctorate Mention.
  • Top Doctoral Student Award (Best Doctoral Student at Polytechnic University of Catalonia).
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • Best Student Evaluations 2009/2010 in Chemical Engineering, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain).
  • Erasmus Staff Mobility for Training (ETH Zurich, June 2012).
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering

 

Selected Publications

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2013

  1. Oliva, D.G., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Mateo-Sanz, J.M., Jiménez-Esteller, L.
    MILP-based clustering method for multi-objective optimization: Application to environmental problems. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 56, 202-217, 2013.
  2. Yue, D., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., You, F. Global optimization of large-scale mixed-integer linear fractional programming problems: A reformulation-linearization method and process scheduling applications. AIChE Journal, accepted, 2013.
  3. Corsano, G., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Montagna, J.M. Solution strategies for the design and planning of supply chains and embedded plants. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 32, 1351-1356, 2013.
  4. Cortés-Borda, D., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Esteller, L.J. On the use of weighting in LCA: Translating decision makers' preferences into weights via linear programming. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 18 (5), 948-957, 2013.
  5. Ruiz-Femenia, R., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Caballero, J.A. Multi-objective optimization of environmentally conscious chemical supply chains under demand uncertainty. Chemical Engineering Science, 95, 1-11, 2013.
  6. Ruiz-Femenia, R., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Caballero, J.A. Multi-objective optimization of environmentally conscious chemical supply chains under demand uncertainty. Chemical Engineering Science, 95, 1-11, 2013.
  7. Vaskan, P., Passuello, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Schuhmacher, M., Jiménez, L. Combined use of GIS and mixed-integer linear programming for identifying optimal agricultural areas for sewage sludge amendment: A case study of Catalonia. Environmental Modelling and Software, accepted, 2013.
  8. Antipova, E., Boer, D., Cabeza, L.F., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L. Uncovering relationships between environmental metrics in the multi-objective optimization of energy systems: A case study of a thermal solar Rankine reverse osmosis desalination plant. Energy, 51, 50-60, 2013.
  9. Antipova, E., Boer, D., Cabeza, L.F., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L. Multi-objective design of reverse osmosis plants integrated with solar Rankine cycles and thermal energy storage. Applied Energy, 102, 1137-1147, 2013.
  10. Brunet, R., Antipova, E., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L. Reducing the environmental impact of biodiesel production from vegetable oil by use of a solar-assisted steam generation system with heat storage. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (51), 16660-16669, 2013.

2012

  1. Cristóbal, J., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Irabien, A. MINLP model for optimizing electricity production from coal-fired power plants considering carbon management. Energy Policy, 51, 493-501, 2012.
  2. Brunet, R., Reyes-Labarta, J.A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Boer, D., Jiménez, L. Combined simulation-optimization methodology for the design of environmental conscious absorption systems. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 46, 205-216, 2012.
  3. Pozo, C., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Sorribas, A., Jiménez, L. Identifying the preferred subset of enzymatic profiles in nonlinear kinetic metabolic models via multiobjective global optimization and Pareto filters. PLoS ONE, 2012.
  4. Antipova, E., Boer, D., Cabeza, L., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L. Multi-objective design of reverse osmosis plants integrated with solar Rankine cycles and thermal energy storage. Applied Energy, 86(7), 2083-2094, 2012.
  5. Gebreslassie. B., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Boer, D. Solar assisted absorption cooling cycles for reduction of global warming: a multi-objective optimization approach. Solar Energy, 86 (7), 2083-2094, 2012.
  6. Brunet, R., Cortés, D., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.* Minimization of the LCA impact of thermodynamic cycles using a combined simulation-optimization approach. Applied Thermal Engineering, 48, 367-377, 2012.
  7. Cristóbal, J., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Irabien, A. Multi-objective optimization of coal fired electricity production with CO2 capture. Applied Energy, 98, 266-272, 2012.
  8. Vaskan, P., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Jiménez, L. Multi-objective design of heat-exchanger networks considering several life cycle impacts using a rigorous MILP-based dimensionality reduction technique. Applied Energy, 98, 149-161, 2012.
  9. Miró, A., Pozo, C., Guillén-Gosálbez,G.*, Egea, J.A., Jiménez, L. Deterministic global optimization algorithm based on outer approximation for the parameter estimation of nonlinear dynamic biological systems. BMC Bioinformatics, 13:90, 2012.
  10. Kostin, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Mele, F., Jiménez, L. Identifying key LCA metrics in the multiobjective design of bioethanol supply chains using a rigorous MILP approach. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(14), 5282-5291, 2012.
  11. Salcedo, R., Antipova, E., Boer, D., Jiménez, L., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.* Multi-objective optimization of solar Rankine cycles coupled with reverse osmosis desalination considering economic and life cycle environmental concerns. Desalination, 286, 358-371, 2012.
  12. Sabio, N., Kostin, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Jiménez, L. Holistic minimization of the life cycle environmental impact of hydrogen infrastructures using multi-objective optimization and principal component analysis. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(6), 5385-5405, 2012.
  13. Kostin, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Mele, F., Bagajewicz, M., Jiménez, L. Design and planning of infrastructures for bioethanol and sugar production under demand uncertainty. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, 90(3), 359-376, 2012.
  14. Brunet, R., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Pérez-Correa, R., Caballero, J.A., Jiménez, L. Hybrid simulation optimization based approach for the optimal design of biotechnological processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 37, 125-135, 2012.
  15. Brunet, R., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Jiménez, L. Cleaner design of single-product biotechnological
    facilities through the integration of process simulation, multi-objective optimization, life cycle assessment, and principal component analysis. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51 (1), 410–424, 2012.
  16. Cristóbal, J., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Irabien, A. Cristóbal et al. Optimization of global and local pollution control in electricity production from coal burning. Applied Energy, 92, 369-378, 2012.
  17. Pozo, C., Ruíz, R., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Caballero, J.A., Jiménez, L. On the use of principal component analysis for reducing the number of environmental objectives in multi-objective optimization: Application to the design of chemical supply chains. Chemical Engineering Science, 69 (1), 146-158, 2012.

2011

  1. Pozo, C., Marín-Sanguino, A., Alves, R., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Sorribas, A. Steadystate global optimization of metabolic non-linear dynamic models through recasting into power-law canonical models. BMC Systems Biology, 5, 137, 2011.
  2. Pozo, C., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Sorribas, A., Jiménez, L. A spatial branch-and-bound framework for the global optimization of kinetic models of metabolic networks. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (9), 5225-5238, 2011.
  3. Guillén-Gosálbez, G.* A novel MILP-based objective reduction method for multi-objective optimization: application to environmental problems. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 35(8), 1469-1477, 2011.
  4. Mele, F., Kostin, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L. Multi-objective model for more sustainable fuel supply chains. A case study of the sugar cane industry in Argentina. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50 (9), 4939-4958, 2011.
  5. Kostin, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G.*, Mele, F., Bagajewicz, M., Jiménez, L. A novel rolling horizon strategy for the strategic planning of supply chains. Application to the sugar cane industry of Argentina. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 35 (8), 1469-1477, 2011.

2010

  1. Gebreslassie, B., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Boer, D. A systematic tool for the minimization of the life cycle impact of solar assisted absorption cooling systems. Energy, 35(9), 3849-3862, 2010.
  2. Grossmann, I. E., Guillén-Gosálbez, G. Scope for the application of mathematical programming techniques in the synthesis and planning of sustainable processes. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 34 (9), 1365-1376, 2010.
  3. Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Grossmann, I. E. A global optimization strategy for the optimal design and planning of sustainable chemical supply chains under uncertainty in the damage assessment model. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 34 (1), 42-58, 2010.
  4. Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Mele, F., Grossmann, I. E. A bi-criterion optimization approach for the design and planning of hydrogen supply chains for vehicle use. AIChE Journal, 56 (3), 650-667, 2010.
  5. Pozo, C., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Sorribas, A., Jiménez, L. Outer approximation-based algorithm for biotechnology studies in systems biology. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 34 (10), 1719-1730, 2010.
  6. Sabio, N., Gadalla, M., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L. Strategic planning with risk control of hydrogen supply chains for vehicle use under uncertainty in operating costs: A case study of Spain. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35 (13), 6836-6852, 2010.
  7. Sorribas, A., Pozo, C., Vilaprinyo, E., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Alves, R. Optimization and evolution in metabolic pathways: global optimization techniques in generalized mass action models. Journal of Biotechnology, 149 (3), 141-153, 2010.

2009

  1. Gebreslassie, B., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Boer, D. Economic performance optimization of an absorption cooling system under uncertainty. Applied Thermal Engineering, 29(17-18), 3491- 3500, 2009.
  2. Gebreslassie, B., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Boer, D. Design of environmentally conscious absorption cooling systems via multi-objective optimization and life cycle assessment. Applied Energy, 86(9), 1712-1722, 2009.
  3. Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Grossmann, I. E. Optimal design and planning of sustainable chemical supply chains under uncertainty. AIChE Journal, 55(1), 99-121, 2009.
  4. Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Sorribas, A. Identifying quantitative operation principles in metabolic
    pathways: a systematic method for searching feasible enzyme activity patterns leading to cellular adaptive responses. BMC Bioinformatics, 10 (386), 2009.

2008

  1. Arbiza, M. J., Bonfill, A., Guillén, G., Mele, F. D., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Meta-heuristic multiobjective optimization approach for the scheduling of multi-product plants. Journal of Cleaner Production, 16 (2), 233-244, 2008.
  2. Bojarski, A., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Jiménez, L., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Life Cycle Assessment coupled with process simulation under uncertainty for reduced environmental impact: application to phosphoric acid production. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (21), 8286-8300, 2008.
  3. Ferrer-Nadal, S., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Puigjaner, L. Managing risk through a flexible recipe framework. AIChE Journal, 54, 728-740, 2008.
  4. Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Caballero, J. A., Jiménez, L. Application of life cycle assessment to the
    structural optimization of process flowsheets. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47(3), 777-789, 2008.
  5. Puigjaner, L., Guillén-Gosálbez, G. Towards an integrated framework for supply chain management in the batch chemical process industry. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32(4-5), 650-670, 2008.

2007

  1. Mele, F. D., Guillén, G, Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. An agent-based approach for supply chain retrofitting under uncertainty. Computers and Chemical Engineering, 31(5-6), 2007.
  2. Badell, M., Fernández,E., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Puigjaner, L. Empowering financial tradeoff with joint financial & supply chain planning models. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 46(1-2), 2007.
  3. Guillén, G, Badell, M., Puigjaner, L. A holistic framework for short-term supply chain management integrating production and corporate financial planning. International Journal of Production Economics, 106, 2007.
  4. Laínez, J. M., Guillén-Gosálbez, G., Badell, M., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Merging process operations and finances for the optimal design of chemical supply chains. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 46, 2007.

2006

  1. Guillén, G, Badell, M., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Simultaneous optimization of process operations and financial decisions to enhance the integrated planning/scheduling of chemical supply chains. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 30 (3), 421-436, 2006.
  2. Guillén, G, Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Addressing the scheduling of chemical supply chains under demand uncertainty. AIChE Journal, 52 (11), 3864-3881, 2006.
  3. Guillén, G, Mele, F., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Addressing the design of chemical supply chains under demand uncertainty. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45 (22), 7566-7581, 2006.
  4. Mele, F. D., Guillén, G, Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. A simulation-based optimization framework for parameter optimization of supply-chain networks. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45 (9), 3133-3148, 2006.

2005

  1. Guillén, G, Bagajewicz, M., Sequeira, S. E., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Management of pricing policies and financial risk as a key element for short-term scheduling optimization. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 (3), 557-575, 2005.
  2. Guillén, G, Mele, F. D., Bagajewicz, M., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Multiobjective supply chain design under uncertainty. Chemical Engineering Science, 60 (6), 1535-1553, 2005.
  3. Guillén, G, Pina, C., Espuña, A., Puigjaner, L. Optimal offer proposals policy in an integrated supply chain management environment. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44 (19), 7405-7419, 2005.