Ali Mesbah

Ali Mesbah

Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

office: 316 Gilman Hall
office phone: 510-642-7998
lab: 205 Hildebrand
lab phone: (510) 664-9109

Research Group
Recent Publications

Research Interests

Learning-based predictive control; uncertainty quantification; plasma processing; manufacturing systems

Our interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of optimal control theory, machine learning, applied mathematics, and their application to analysis and control of complex chemical and biomolecular systems. In particular, we are interested in developing computational methods and control theory that enable learning, analysis, and predictive control of uncertain systems. We employ these methods to facilitate high-performance control of systems spanning from (bio)molecular processes to manufacturing systems.


  • 2004, B.S., University of Tehran, Chemical Engineering
  • 2006, M.S., Delft University of Technology, Chemical Engineering
  • 2010, Ph.D., Delft University of Technology, Systems and Control
  • 2011-2012, Postdoctoral Fellow, Delft University of Technology
  • 2012-2014, Senior Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology