Cuixia Xu Cuixia Xu is is a Ph.D. candidate in the Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering at Lamar University and she is advised by Professor Qiang Xu. She is expected to complete her Ph.D. degree in December 2018. Cuixia received her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Guangxi University in 2013, and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Guangzhou University in 2010. Cuixia’s main research interests are process modeling, simulation and optimization for chemical and biochemical industry sustainability.