Marco P.
Seabra Reis
PhD Chemical Engineering
AUXILIARY PROFESSOR

Department of Chemical Engineering University of Coimbra Portugal

ORCID
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4997-8865
Research
More information of my activities
can be found on this website:
Process Chemometrics Laboratory

The main scientific area of activity is on Process Systems Engineering (PSE), even though other fields such as chemometrics and applied statistics can also be seen as targeted research areas. After an initial interest in first principle model-based fault detection and diagnostic systems, the contact with processes lacking accurate first principle models shifted the research interests towards data-driven methodologies for process analysis, modelling and improvement, as well as to other relevant issues regarding the generation and quality of data (DOE, R&R studies, measurement uncertainty). In particular, the complexity of processes and collected data motivated a concentration of efforts on the so called multiscale latent variable data-driven approaches, that present the ability of adequately describing the different phenomena going on at separate scales of time and length, through mathematical and statistical frameworks that incorporate the scale in the core of their algorithms, and where wavelet theory and megavariate statistics play key roles, when synergistically combined.

I am also been involved in developments in the fields of: Multivariate Image Analysis (MIA), process monitoring (batch, continuous and profiles), analysis of gene expression data, systems biology, process improvement & six-sigma (industry, healthcare, tourism), modeling of the dispersion of pollutants in soils, wine ageing, beer shelf stability, pulp & paper (formation, piping streaks, cockle, dimensional stability and curl), monitoring of control loops performance, analysis of data from the semiconductors industry.

Research Topics
    INDUSTRIAL STATISTICS
    (Multi- and Megavariate data analysis, SPC, DOE, measurement uncertainty and uncertainty propagation, …)
    PROCESS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
    (process monitoring of batch and continuous processes as well as profiles 1D, 2D, 3D, etc.; modeling and control)
    DATA-DRIVEN MULTISCALE METHODOLOGIES
    (applications in process monitoring, systems identification, image analysis, pattern recognition)
    PULP AND PAPER TECHNOLOGY
    (Dimensional stability, Curl of paper and paperboard)
    Multivariate Image Analysis (MIA)
    SYSTEMS BIOLOGY
    QUALITY IMPROVEMENT & LEAN SIX-SIGMA
Education
  • PHD | CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    University of Coimbra (PT)
  • DIPLOMA | CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
    University of Coimbra (PT)
Contact
Updated / June 2016
Marco P. Seabra dos Reis
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, Polo II
Rua Sílvio Lima
3030-790 Coimbra (Portugal)

Voice: (+351) 239 798 700 /727
Fax: (+351) 239 798 703
E-mail: marco@eq.uc.pt