Qiugang Lu received the prestigious 2014-2015 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). Qiugang is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering under the supervision of Professors Bhushan Gopaluni, Philip Loewen (Math) and Michael Davies (ECE). As a Vanier Scholar, Qiugang is among a select group of accomplished individuals chosen to receive this honour. His research interests include controller performance assessment, system identification and robust control. His project on “Adaptive Control of Cross-Directional Process for Paper Machines” is in collaboration with Honeywell Process Solutions at North Vancouver. A central goal of Qiugang’s research is to realize the system monitoring, identification and controller tuning for the cross-directional processes online and in the closed-loop without user intervention.
The Vanier CGS program plays an important role in fulfilling the Government of Canada’s Science and Technology strategy to promote the development and application of leading-edge knowledge, support the development of a world-class workforce, and attract and retain the world’s top graduate students. Each year, these highly prestigious scholarships are offered to doctoral students who have demonstrated strong leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and humanities, and health. Congratulations Qiugang Lu!