Dr. Atanas Serbezov is the longest-serving member of the department faculty. His areas of expertise include separation processes, process control and process modeling, and simulation. Dr. Serbezov’s experience in the field includes stints at Honeywell and Praxair, and he is currently a consultant for Eli Lilly and Company. His many industry contacts have helped bring support to keep the many of the department’s laboratories up to date with the latest equipment.

Teaching Interests

  • Chemical process design
  • Process control and instrumentation
  • Separation processes
  • Process modeling and simulation
  • Chemical engineering laboratory

Research Experiences

  • Adsorption-based separations
  • Large scale chromatographic bioseparations
  • Vapor-liquid equilibria
  • Model-based process control

Publications & Presentations

  • Serbezov, A. and Cummings, D., “University-Industry Co-Operation to Promote Industrial Relevance in the Field Instrumentation Component of Control Education,” Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control’s Conference on Advances in Control Education, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2016

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of Rochester, 1997
  • MS, University of Rochester, 1995
  • MS, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1991
  • BS, University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1991
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