B Wayne Bequette

Professor and Technology Manager, CESMII Northern Regional Manufacturing Center
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B. Wayne Bequette is a Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Technology Manager for the Northern Regional Center of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research efforts are focused on the modeling and control of biomedical and chemical process systems. Professor Bequette is the author of over 125 refereed journal publications and two textbooks published by Prentice Hall – (i) Process Control: Modeling, Design and Simulation (2003), and (ii) Process Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis and Simulation (1998).

He serves as Board Secretary for the American Automatic Control Council and is a Trustee of the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Corporation. Dr. Bequette is a founding member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, and serves on the Editorial Board of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AIChE and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers, and was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers. He is an avid bicyclist (commuting to campus in upstate NY throughout the entire year) and pole-vaulter (Master’s level competition refers more to age than skill level).

Education & Training

1980 B.S. Ch.E. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 

1985 M.S.E. University of Texas, Austin 

1986 Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin


Primary Research Focus
Chemical and Biological Process Systems Engineering, and Precision Medicine
Other Focus Areas

Deep learning and AI applications in healthcare, Deep learning and AI applications in smart manufacturing , Diabetes technology, Process systems automation and control, Human-in-the-Loop, Safety


Teaches courses in process systems engineering. Courses are taught using a flipped-classroom format, where students review reading material and watch brief screencasts, then take a brief online quiz before attending class; this assures that the students have some general background on the material being covered in the “studio classroom,” which enables further discussion and problem-solving sessions involving analytical and numerical solutions. 

Current Courses

Chemical Process Dynamics and Control, Model Predictive Control, Chemical Process Design, Introduction to Computational Chemical Engineering


Awards & Honors

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016

Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), 2014

Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2008

Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Excellence Award, 2008

Arkansas Academy of Chemical Engineers (AAChE), 2007


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. B Wayne Bequette has 193 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Medicine.

Lucky E. Yerimah, Sambit Ghosh, Yajun Wang, Yanan Cao, Jesus Flores-Cerrillo, B. Wayne Bequette
Computers and Chemical Engineering
, 181
, 2024
Shu Yang, B. Wayne Bequette
AIChE Journal
, 69
, 2023
Pranesh Navarathna, Faye Cameron, Mrunal Sontakke, Shu Yang, Travis Diamond, B. Wayne Bequette
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
, 62
, 2023
, pp.2255-2262
B. Wayne Bequette
Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
, 40
, 2023
, pp.1-10
David C. Klonoff, Jing Wang, David Rodbard, Michael A. Kohn, Chengdong Li, Dorian Liepmann, David Kerr, David Ahn, Anne L. Peters, Guillermo E. Umpierrez, Jane Jeffrie Seley, Nicole Y. Xu, Kevin T. Nguyen, Gregg Simonson, Michael S.D. Agus, Mohammed E. Al-Sofiani, Gustavo Armaiz-Pena, Timothy S. Bailey, Ananda Basu, Tadej Battelino, Sewagegn Yeshiwas Bekele, Pierre Yves Benhamou, B. Wayne Bequette, Thomas Blevins, Marc D. Breton, Jessica R. Castle, James Geoffrey Chase, Kong Y. Chen, Pratik Choudhary, Mark A. Clements, Kelly L. Close, Curtiss B. Cook, Thomas Danne, Francis J. Doyle, Angela Drincic, Kathleen M. Dungan, Steven V. Edelman, Niels Ejskjaer, Juan C. Espinoza, G. Alexander Fleming, Gregory P. Forlenza, Guido Freckmann, Rodolfo J. Galindo, Ana Maria Gomez, Hanna A. Gutow, Lutz Heinemann, Irl B. Hirsch, Thanh D. Hoang, Roman Hovorka, Johan H. Jendle, Linong Ji, Shashank R. Joshi, Michael Joubert, Suneil K. Koliwad, Rayhan A. Lal, M. Cecilia Lansang, Wei An Lee, Lalantha Leelarathna, Lawrence A. Leiter, Marcus Lind, Michelle L. Litchman, Julia K. Mader, Katherine M. Mahoney, Boris Mankovsky, Umesh Masharani, Nestoras N. Mathioudakis, Alexander Mayorov, Jordan Messler, Joshua D. Miller, Viswanathan Mohan, James H. Nichols, Kirsten Nørgaard, David N. O’Neal, Francisco J. Pasquel, Athena Philis-Tsimikas, Thomas Pieber, Moshe Phillip, William H. Polonsky, Rodica Pop-Busui, Gerry Rayman, Eun Jung Rhee, Steven J. Russell, Viral N. Shah, Jennifer L. Sherr, Koji Sode, Elias K. Spanakis, Deborah J. Wake, Kayo Waki, Amisha Wallia, Melissa E. Weinberg, Howard Wolpert, Eugene E. Wright, Mihail Zilbermint, Boris Kovatchev
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
, 17
, 2023
, pp.1226-1242
Juergen Hahn, B. Wayne Bequette
Springer Handbooks
, Part F674
, 2023
, pp.585-600
Sambit Ghosh, Matthew Mergy, Mirko Minervini, Jacinta Okpanum, Steven M. Cramer, B. Wayne Bequette, Andrew L. Zydney, Todd M. Przybycien
Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
, 7
, 2023
, pp.129-147
Nicole Y. Xu, Kevin T. Nguyen, Ashley Y. DuBord, John Pickup, Jennifer L. Sherr, Hazhir Teymourian, Eda Cengiz, Barry H. Ginsberg, Claudio Cobelli, David Ahn, Riccardo Bellazzi, B. Wayne Bequette, Laura Gandrud Pickett, Linda Parks, Elias K. Spanakis, Umesh Masharani, Halis K. Akturk, John S. Melish, Sarah Kim, Gu Eon Kang, David C. Klonoff
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
, 16
, 2022
, pp.1016-1056
Sambit Ghosh, B. Wayne Bequette
Computers and Chemical Engineering
, 161
, 2022
Travis Diamond, Faye Cameron, B. Wayne Bequette
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
, 16
, 2022
, pp.40-51

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