TWCCC ★ Texas - Wisconsin - California Control Consortium

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 The Texas -Wisconsin - California Control Consortium (TWCCC) carries out joint industrial-academic research in the areas of chemical process modeling, monitoring, control and optimization.

The TWCCC was established in 1993 in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas. The consortium expanded its activities in 1995 to include the University of Wisconsin. In 2007 the consortium again expanded to the University of Southern California.

Six principal investigators direct the current research activities: 

The University of Texas

Department of Chemical Engineering

Thomas F. Edgar

Michael Baldea

The University of Wisconsin

Department of Chemical and
Biological Engineering


James B. Rawlings

Christos T. Maravelias

Victor M. Zavala



Department of Computer Science


Stephen J. Wright


University of Southern California

Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

S. Joe Qin



The campuses of UT-Austin, Wisconsin and University of Southern California ChE departments are recognized internationally for leading research programs in process modeling, monitoring, control and optimization.

In addition, the Departments of Chemical Engineering at Wisconsin, Texas and Southern California are recognized as leaders across a broad spectrum of chemical engineering research and educational areas. The Department of Computer Science at Wisconsin is famous for outstanding optimization research, in addition to strengths in many other CS research fields. All of these departments attract large numbers of highly-qualified graduate students.