Donald J. Chmielewski is an associate professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research focuses on economic based control system design with applications ranging from chemical processes and hybrid fuel cell vehicles to building HVAC and electric-power networks. As a senior member of AIChE, he actively participates in the CAST division, recently serving as the chair of AIChE Workshop on Smart Grid for the Chemical Process Industry. Within the Chicago local section he has served as chair of the section (2007-8) and is active in organizing the Midwest Regional Conference; general arrangements chair (2010), conference chair (2013) and programming chair (2014, 2015). In 2014 he received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Armour College of Engineering at IIT. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MS in electrical engineering from the Univ. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a PhD in chemical engineering from UCLA.