- Assistant Professor
151 W Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
B.S., University of Texas, 2011
M.S. CEP, MIT, 2013
Ph.D., MIT, 2016
Honors and Awards
- 2017 Best Paper Finalist, International Federation of Automatic Control Conference (1 of 6 from over 4000 submitted papers; only authors under age 30 considered).
- 2011-2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2016 CAST Director’s Student Presentation Award Finalist and Travel Award Winner, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting
- 2015 MIT School of Engineering Graduate Student Award for Extraordinary Teaching and Mentoring (only 1 chosen per year across all departments)
- 2015 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Chemical Engineering, MIT
- 2015 Goodwin Medal Nominee (awarded to graduate student that shows teaching duties that are “conspicuously effective over and above ordinary excellence”).
- 2015 Robert T. Haslam (1911) Chemical Engineering Fellow
- 2011 David H. Koch (1962) Fellow
- 2011 Best Poster Presentation Award, UT Austin (winner from over 50 posters) 2008 National Merit Scholarship
- 2007 Semifinalist, Siemens Research Competition
- 2007 TAMS Research Scholarship
- 2004 Bobby Bragan Scholarship
Joel Paulson will join the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU) as a tenure-track assistant professor in September 2019.
His research focuses on improving the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of engineered products and processes through the development of advanced decision-making strategies in the presence of uncertainty. His work specializes in formulating these strategies in terms of stochastic mathematical optimization problems that can be applied to a broad range of applications, with a particular emphasis on chemical and biological systems, as well as developing algorithms that can efficiently solve these problems.