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Professor Francis J. Doyle III

Dean, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

  • BS: 1985, ChE, Princeton University
  • MS: C.P.G.S., 1986, Cambridge University
  • PhD: 1991, California Institute of Technology


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 2011.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, 2008.
  • Computing in Chemical Engineering Award (AIChE CAST Division), 2005.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, 2001-2002.
  • ASEE Ray Fahien Award, 2000.
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, 1996-1999.
  • ASEE Section Outstanding Teacher Award (Illinois/Indiana), 1996.
  • National Science Foundation National Young Investigator Award, 1992-1997.


  • Biosystems analysis and control: the application of systems engineering principles to the analysis of regulatory mechanisms in biological systems
  • Biomedical control systems synthesis: control-relevant design of drug delivery devices
  • Application of advanced control schemes to nonlinear, multivariable, constrained industrial processes with emphasis on: particulate systems and pulp & paper operations
  • Characterization of process nonlinearity for control-relevant design
  • Large scale applications of MPC including plant-wide control and cross direction control of sheet/film processes
  • Experimental studies of nonlinear model-based control of particle size distribution in a semi-batch emulsion polymerization reactor