at the Process Control & Informatics Unit

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Haralambos Sarimveis

  • Professor
  • Process Control & Informatics Unit
    Sector ΙΙ (Analysis, Design and Development of Processes and Systems)

  • School of Chemical Engineering, N.T.U.A.
    Zografou Campus
    Athens 157 80

  • Phone.: +30-210-772.3237, Fax:+30- 210-772.3138

  • e-mail:



  • July 1990: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, N.T.U.A.

  • August 1992: M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • December 1995: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Research Interests Selected publications Courses



Research Interests

  • Automatic Control with emphasis on Model Predictive Control
  • Computational Intelligence (Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic, Evolutionary Algorithms)
  • Mathematical Modelling and Optimization
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics



Selected publications

Sarimveis, H., H. Genceli and M. Nikolaou, Design of robust non-square constrained Model Predictive Control. (AIChE Journal, 42, 9, 2582 – 2593, 1996).

Sarimveis, H., A. Alexandridis, G. Tsekouras and G. Bafas, “A fast and efficient algorithm for  training radial basis function neural networks based on a fuzzy partition of the input space”, (Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 41, 751-759, 2002).

Sarimveis,H., A. Angelou, Th. Retsina, S. Rutherford, G. Bafas, “Optimal energy management in      pulp and paper mills”, (Energy Conversion and Management, 44(10) 1707-1718, 2003).

Sarimveis,H., G. Bafas, “Fuzzy model predictive control of nonlinear processes using genetic algorithms”, (Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 139(1) 59-80, 2003).

Alexandridis, A., H. Sarimveis, G. Bafas, “A new algorithm for online structure and parameter adaptation of RBF networks”, (Neural Networks, 16(7) 1003-1017, 2003).

Sarimveis, H, A. Alexandridis, G. Bafas, “A fast training algorithm for RBF networks based on subtractive clustering” (Neurocomputing, 51 501-505, 2003).

Sarimveis H., A. Alexandridis, S. Mazarakis, G. Bafas, “A new algorithm for developing dynamic radial basis function neural network models based on genetic algorithms”, (Computers and Chemical Engineering, 28(1-2), 209-217, 2004).

Vakalis, D., H. Sarimveis, C. T. Kiranoudis, A. Alexandridis, G. Bafas, “A GIS based operational system for wildland fire crisis management. I. Mathematical modeling and simulation”, (Applied Mathematical Modelling, 28(4), 389-410, 2004).

Sarimveis H. and A. Nikolakopoulos, “A line up evolutionary algorithm for solving nonlinear constrained optimization problems”, (Computers and Operations Research, 32(6), 1599-1514, 2005).

Tsekouras G., H. Sarimveis, E. Kavakli, G. Bafas  “A hierarchical fuzzy-clustering approach to fuzzy modeling”,  (Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 150(2), 245-266, 2005).

Alexandridis A., P. Patrinos, H. Sarimveis, G. Tsekouras, “A two-stage evolutionary algorithm for variable selection in the development of RBF neural network models”, (Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 75(2), 149-162, 2005).

Afantitis Α., G. Melagraki, K. Makridima, A. Alexandridis, H. Sarimveis, O. Iglessi-Markopoulou, “Prediction of High Weight Polymers Glass Transition Temperature Using RBF Neural Networks” (ΤΗΕOCHEM: Journal of Molecular Structure, 716(1-3), 193-198, 2005).

Alexandridis, Α., H. Sarimveis, “A nonlinear adaptive MPC framework based on self-correcting RBF network models”, (AICHE Journal, 51(9), 2495-2506, 2005).

Doganis Ph., A. Alexandridis, P. Patrinos, H. Sarimveis, “Time series sales forecasting for short shelf-life food products based on artificial neural networks and evolutionary computing”, (Journal of Food Engineering, 75(2), 196-204, 2006).

Aggelogiannaki E., H. Sarimveis, “Multiobjective constrained MPC with simultaneous closed loop identification”, (International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, 20(4), 145-173, 2006).

A. Afantitis, Melagraki G., H. Sarimveis, P. A. Koutentis, J Markopoulos, O. Iglessi-Markopoulou, "Prediction of the Intrinsic Viscosity of Polymer – Solvent Combinations using a QSPR model", (Polymer, 47(9), 3240-3248, 2006).

Ph. Doganis, H. Sarimveis, “Optimal scheduling in a yogurt production line based on mixed integer linear programming”, (Journal of Food Engineering, 80, 445-453, 2007).

E. Aggelogiannaki, H. Sarimveis,  “A simulated annealing algorithm for prioritized multiobjective optimization – Implementation in an adaptive model predictive control configuration”, (IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part B, 37(4), 902-915 2007).

Melagraki G., A. Afantitis, H. Sarimveis, P. A. Koutentis, J Markopoulos, O. Iglessi-Markopoulou, " Identification of a series of novel derivatives as potent HCV inhibitors by a ligand – based virtual screening optimized procedure",  (Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 15, 7237-7247, 2007).

Maglogiannis I., H. Sarimveis, C. T. Kiranoudis, H. A. Chatzioannou, N. Oikonomou, V. Aidinis, “Radial Basis Function neural networks classification for the recognition of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in microscopic images”, (IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 12(1), 42-54, 2008).

Doganis Ph., H. Sarimveis, “Optimal production scheduling for dairy industries”, (Annals of Operations Research, 159(1), 315-331, 2008).

H. Sarimveis, P. Patrinos, C. D. Tarantilis, C. T. Kiranoudis, “Dynamic modeling and control of supply chain systems: A review”, (Computers and Operations Research, 35, 3530-3561, 2008).

Aggelogiannaki E., H. Sarimveis, " Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Distributed Parameter Systems using Data Driven Artificial Neural Network Models", (Computers & Chemical Engineering, 32, 1233-1245, 2008).

P. L. Zervas, H. Sarimveis, J. A. Palyvos,  N. C. G. Markatos, “Prediction of Daily Total Solar Radiation on Horizontal Surfaces Based on Neural-Network Techniques”, (Renewable Energy, 33, 1796-1803, 2008).

P. L. Zervas, H. Sarimveis, J. A. Palyvos, N. C. G. Markatos, “Model-Based Optimal Control of a Hybrid Power Generation System consisting of Photovoltaic Arrays and Fuel Cells”,  (Journal of Power Sources, 181, 327-338, 2008).

E. Aggelogiannaki, Ph. Doganis, H. Sarimveis, " An Adaptive Model Predictive Control configuration for Production- Inventory Systems", (International Journal of Production Economics, 114, 165-178, 2008).

E. Aggelogiannaki, H. Sarimveis, " Design of a Novel Adaptive Inventory Control System Based on the On-Line Identification of Lead Time”, (International Journal of Production Economics, 114, 781-792, 2008).

P. L. Zervas, A. Tatsis, H. Sarimveis, N. C. G. Markatos, “Development of a novel computational tool for optimizing the operation of fuel cells systems: Application for Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells”,  (Journal of Power Sources, 185(1), 345-355, 2008).

E. Aggelogiannaki, H. Sarimveis, "Robust nonlinear H¥ control of hyperbolic distributed parameter systems”, (Control Engineering Practice, 17(6), 723-732, 2009).

J. Hasikos, H. Sarimveis, P. L. Zervas, N. C. G. Markatos, “Operational optimization and real-time control of fuel cell systems”,  (Journal of Power Sources, 193(1), 258-268, 2009).

A. Afantitis, Melagraki G., H. Sarimveis, P. A. Koutentis,  G. Kollias, O. Iglessi-Markopoulou, "Predictive QSAR workflow for the in silico identification and screening of novel HDAC inhibitors" (Molecular Diversity, 13(3), 301-311, 2009).

G.M. Stavrakakis, Zervas P. L., H. Sarimveis, N. C. Markatos " Development of a computational tool to quantify architectural-design effects on thermal comfort in naturally ventilated rural houses " (Building and Environment, 45(1), 65-80, 2010).

E.D. Mehleri, Zervas P. L., H. Sarimveis, J.A. Palyvos, N. C. Markatos "A new neural network model for evaluating the performance of various hourly slope irradiation models: Implementation for the region of Athens" (Renewable Energy, 35(7), 1357-1362, 2010).

P. Patrinos, H. Sarimveis, “A new algorithm for solving convex parametric quadratic programs based on graphical derivatives of solution mappings” (Automatica, 46(9), 1405-1418, 2010).

Complete list of publications




Process Control

The overall aim is to provide the students an understanding of:
- Process dynamics (ability to develop mathematical and transfer function models for dynamic processes)
- Stability
- Block diagrams
- Design of automatic control systems (familiarity with the PID controller structure and different techniques for designing PID controllers)
- Introduction to robust control (phase and gain margins)

Systems of Process Control and Informatics

The course presents concepts and techniques for designing process control systems that extend beyond the classical PID tuning methods:

  • State space models
  • Controllability and Observability
  • Stability of State Space Systems
  • Pole placement
  • Design of Observers
  • Optimal Control (LQR,Kalman filter)
  • Model Predictive Control






Χαράλαμπος Σαρίμβεης

  • Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής

  • Μονάδα Αυτόματης Ρύθμισης & Πληροφορικής
    Τομέας ΙΙ (Ανάλυσης, Σχεδιασμού και Ανάπτυξης Διεργασιών και Συστημάτων)

  • Σχολή Χημικών Μηχανικών, Ε.Μ.Π.
    Πολυτεχνειούπολη Ζωγράφου
    157 80, Αθήνα

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  • Ιούλιος 1990: Δίπλωμα στη Χημική Μηχανική, Ε.Μ.Π

  • Αύγουστος 1992: M.Sc. στη Χημική Μηχανική, Texas A&M University

  • Δεκέμβριος 1995: Διδακτορικό Δίπλωμα στη Χημική Μηχανική, Texas A&M University