Sponsored by the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Suncor Energy Foundation and Shell Canada Limited
The D. G. Fisher Award is presented to an individual who has made major contributions in the field of systems and control engineering while a resident of Canada.
The 2019 winner of the D. G. Fisher Award is:
Christopher L.E. Swartz, MCIC
Christopher Swartz is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University, and ArcelorMittal Dofasco Chair in Process Automation and Information Technology. After completing a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he joined Simulation Sciences Inc. in Fullerton, CA, and served thereafter as a faculty member at the University of Cape Town for 11 years before joining McMaster University in 2000. He was a visiting associate at the California Institute of Technology in 1992 and a senior visiting fellow at Imperial College, London, in 1999. His research focus is on applied optimization in process operations and design, with research thrusts including design for dynamic performance, dynamic real-time optimization, and planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization. Most of his research projects enjoy industrial interaction through the McMaster Advanced Control Consortium of which he has been Director since 2007.