Matthew Stuber

Assistant Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013)
BChE, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (2007)
Current Research

  • Process systems engineering: optimal design, design under uncertainty
  • Global optimization
  • Process improvement and intensification
  • Renewable energy and process integration
  • Desalination and water treatment

Previous Positions

  • 2012-2016 Co-founder and director, WaterFX, Inc.
  • 2007-2013 PhD Candidate, MIT

Awards and Honors

  • AIChE CAST Division W. David Smith Jr. Graduate Publication Award (2018)
  • Journal of Global Optimization Best Paper Award (2012)

Selected Publications

  1. Stuber, M.D. A Differentiable Model for Optimizing Hybridization of Industrial Process Heat Systems with Concentrating Solar Thermal Power. Processes. 6(7), 76 (2018). DOI: 10.3390/pr6070076
  2. Stuber, M.D. Optimal Design of Fossil-Solar Hybrid Thermal Desalination for Saline Agricultural Drainage Water Reuse. Renewable Energy. 89, 552-563 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2015.12.025
  3. Stuber, M.D., and P.I. Barton. Semi-Infinite Optimization with Implicit Functions. I&EC Research. 54(1), 307—317 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/ie5029123
  4. Stuber, M.D., Sullivan, C., Kirk, S.A., Farrand, J.A., Schillaci, P.V., Fojtasek, B.D., and A.H. Mandell, Pilot Demonstration of Concentrated Solar-Powered Desalination of Subsurface Agricultural Drainage Water and Other Brackish Groundwater Sources. Desalination. 355, 189—196 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2014.10.037
  5. Stuber, M.D., Scott, J.K., and P.I. Barton. Convex and Concave Relaxations of Implicit Functions. Optimization Methods and Software. 30(3), 424-460 (2014). DOI: 10.1080/10556788.2014.924514
  6. Stuber, M.D., Wechsung, A., Sundaramoorthy, A., and P.I. Barton. Worst-Case Design of Subsea Production Facilities Using Semi-Infinite Programming. AIChE Journal. 60(7), 2513—2524 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/aic.14447
  7. Scott, J.K., Stuber, M.D., and P.I. Barton. Generalized McCormick Relaxations. Journal of Global Optimization. 51(4), 596—606 (2011). DOI: 10.1007/s10898-011-9664-7
Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-3689
Office LocationUTEB-276