University of Surrey
Dr Michael Short is a Lecturer of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Surrey in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. His expertise are in developing mathematical optimisation tools and software for process systems for automated optimal process design, process integration, data analysis, and process control. His team works on applying mathematical modelling to develop software for decision support in a wide range of fields including energy planning, water, heat integration, reactor design, real-time optimisation of industrial processes, and pharmaceuticals. Dr Short received Ph.D. (2017) from the University of Cape Town. After his PhD, Dr Short spent 2 years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University with Prof. Lorenz T. Biegler in Pittsburgh. Their work developed an open-source software package, KIPET, for Eli Lilly for kinetic parameter estimation from spectra. Michael has worked with companies such as Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Dow Chemicals, and Direk Ltd.