Paulson, Joel


A. List of Academic Positions since Final Degree

The H.C. "Slip" Slider Young Faculty Professorship in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, OSU, 2023-date

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, OSU, 2019-date

Core Faculty, The Sustainability Institute (SI), OSU, 2019-date

Affiliate Faculty, The Driving Dynamics Lab, Center for Automotive Research, OSU, 2020-date

Affiliate Faculty, Translational Data Analytics Institute, OSU, 2020-date


B. Other Professional Employment

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, 2016-2019

Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Italy, 2014


C. Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, 2016

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, M.S.CEP, Chemical Engineering, 2013

University of Texas, Austin, Texas, B.S. with Highest Honors, Chemical Engineering, 2011


My work focuses on the development of optimization, machine learning, and multi-scale simulation methods to improve the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of engineered products and processes. Two particular areas of focus in my group are: (i) construction of predictive models using a combination of physics-based equations and data and (ii) the formulation of real-time decision-support tasks under uncertainty as structured optimization problems that are solved efficiently using state-of-the-art algorithms. The developed strategies have been successfully applied to a broad range of systems including continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing, colloidal self-assembly, and non-equilibrium plasma jets.