Morgan Kelley

  • Program Years: 2017-2021
  • Academic Institution: University of Texas at Austin
  • Field of Study: Process Systems
  • Academic Advisor: Michael Baldea
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2018)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2016
    PhD Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2021

Current Status

  • Status: Data Scientist at Dell Technologies
  • Research Area: Process Systems


Kelley, M. T. et al. A data-driven linear formulation of the optimal demand response scheduling problem for an industrial air separation unit. Chem. Eng. Sci. 252, 117468 (2022).

Kelley, M. T., Do, T. T. & Baldea, M. Evaluating the demand response potential of ammonia plants. AIChE J. (2022). doi:10.1002/aic.17552

Kelley, M. T., Baldick, R., & Baldea, M. (2020). A Discrete Multiple Shooting Formulation for Efficient Dynamic Optimization. 30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE30). Aug, 2020, Milano, Italy. Accepted.

Kelley, M. T., Baldick, R. & Baldea, M. Demand response scheduling under uncertainty: Chance-constrained framework and application to an air separation unit. AIChE J. 66, (2020).

Kelley, M. T., Baldick, R. & Baldea, M. An empirical study of moving horizon closed-loop demand response scheduling. J. Process Control 92, 137-148 (2020).

Kelley, M. T., Baldick, R. & Baldea, M. A direct transcription-based multiple shooting formulation for dynamic optimization. Comput. Chem. Eng. 140, 106846 (2020).

Simkoff, J. M., Lejarza, F., Kelley, M. T., Tsay, C. & Baldea, M. Process Control and Energy Efficiency. Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 11, 423-445 (2020).

Kelley, M. T., Baldick, R., & Baldea, M. (2019). Demand Response Operation of Electricity-Intensive Chemical Processes for Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Application to an Air Separation Unit. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(2), 1909-1922.

Kelley, M. T., Pattison, R. C., Baldick, R., & Baldea, M. (2018). An MILP framework for optimizing demand response operation of air separation units. Applied Energy, 222, 951-966.

Kelley, M. T., Pattison, R. C., Baldick, R., & Baldea, M. (2018). An efficient MILP framework for integrating nonlinear process dynamics and control in optimal production scheduling calculations. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 110, 35-52.

Chen, H.; Kelley, M.; Guo, C.; Yarger, J. L.; Dai, L. L. (2015). Adsorption and Release of Surfactant into and from Multifunctional Zwitterionic Poly(NIPAm-co-DMAPMA-co-AAc) Microgel Particles, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 449, 332-340. (Invited).

Zander, T.; Kelley, M.; Bankers, J.; Adson, K. 2016. Detergent Unit Doses and Methods of Producing the Same. US Patent Application #: 14/954,349 filed February, 2016 Patent Pending.


Best Paper Award, Computers in Chemical Engineering, 2018
University of Texas at Austin Dean's Prestigious Fellowship, 2017-2020
University of Texas at Austin Thrust Fellowship, 2016-2020
Honorable Mention National Science Graduate Research Fellowship, 2016
Goldwater Scholar, 2015-2016
Outstanding Graduate for the Ira. A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2016
Outstanding Graduate for the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy, 2016
Outstanding Graduate for Chemical Engineering, 2016
Outstanding Honors Research for Barrett, the Honors College, 2016
Best Presentation, Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium for oral research presentation, 2016
Outstanding Team Leader, Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), for leading other students to develop a sustainable energy system for schools in Fiji and Uganda, 2014
ASU/UA NASA Space Grant Fellow: 2015-2016. Year long research grant awarded to students in space-related research at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.
Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative Award: 2013, 2014, 2015. Year-long research grant awarded by the ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Gore Scholar, for research experience and academic achievements, 2014-2015
Dell Social Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalist for proposal of solar charging in Fijian schools, 2013
Global Impact Award, EPICS, for implementing sustainable energy system in Fiji, 2013
Grand Challenge Scholar for commitment to solving the NAE Grand Challenges, 2012-2016
Science, Math, and Engineering Competition Award (SMECA) recipient, 2012-2016
Arlo Richardson Endowed Fellowship from Arizona State University for National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award in 2012, 2012-2016
Regent High Honors Endorsement Tuition Waiver for excelling on standardized testing, 2012-2016
Ralph M. Knight Award for Chemical Engineering, for community service and academic achievements, 2012