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Juergen Hahn

Contact Information

Professor and Department Head
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Phone: (518) 276-2138
Fax: (518) 276-3035
Email: hahnj@rpi.edu

Juergen Hahn


Ph.D.,University of Texas at Austin,  (2002)
M.S.,University of Texas at Austin,(1998)
Diploma,    RWTH Aachen, Germany, (1997)

Awards & Honors

Editor, Journal of Process Control 2013-
Associate Editor, Journal of Process Control 2010-2013
Associate Editor, Automatica 2011-2014
Associate Editor, Control Engineering Practice 2007-
Associate Editor, Processes 2015-

AIMBE Fellow, 2013
CAST Outstanding Young Researcher Award, 2010
Ray Nesbitt Development Professorship II, 2010
Keller Faculty Fellowship,2008
Brockett Professorship, 2008
CPC 7 Outstanding Contributed Paper Award, 2006
Outstanding Reviewer, Automatica, 2005, 2006, 2007
Best Referee Award, Journal of Process Control, 2004
William S. Livingston Graduate Fellowship, 2001
David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship, 2000
Springorum Medal, 1998
Fulbright Scholarship, 1995

Research Interests

Dr. Hahn's research focuses on the development of new systems analysis techniques and their application in systems biology as well as for traditional chemical engineering processes. Special emphasis is placed on methods for nonlinear systems that can take into account significant levels of uncertainty in the model. Applications of these techniques include sensitivity analysis of signal transduction pathways, image analysis techniques for fluorescence microscopy images, model reduction for controller design, and experimental and sensor network design.

Selected Publications

P. Zhang, W. Dai, J. Hahn, and S.P. Gilbert. Drosophila Ncd Reveals an Evolutionarily Conserved Powerstroke Mechanism for Homodimeric and Heterodimeric Kinesin-14s. PNAS 112, No. 20, pp. 6359-6364 (2015)

T. Omer, L. Zhao, X. Intes, and J. Hahn. Reduced Temporal Sampling Effect on Time-domain Fluorescence Lifetime FRET Accuracy. Journal of Biomedical Optics 19, No. 8, 086023 (2014)

V. Mahindrakar and J. Hahn. Dynamics and Control of Benzene Hydrogenation via Reactive Distillation. Journal of Process Control 24, No. 3, pp. 113-124 (2014)

A. Bhadouria, M. Sorci, M. Gu, G. Belfort, and J. Hahn. Optimization of Membrane Separation Processes for Protein Fractionation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53, No. 13, pp. 5103-5109 (2014)

W. Dai, D. Word, and J. Hahn. Modeling and Dynamic Optimization of Fuel-grade Ethanol Fermentation Using Fed-batch Process. Control Engineering Practice,22 pp. 231-241 (2014)

L. Bansal, R. Nelson, E. Yang, A. Jayaraman, and J. Hahn. Experimental Design of Systems Involving Multiple Fluorescent Protein Reporters. Chemical Engineering Science 101, pp. 191-198 (2013)

C. Kravaris, J. Hahn, and Y. Chu. Advances and Selected Recent Developments in State and Parameter Estimation. Computers & Chemical Engineering 51, pp. 111-123 (2013)