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Helen Shang

Helen Shang

Full Professor, Bharti School of Engineering & Computation
Bharti School of Engineering and Computation
Science, Engineering and Architecture
F-225C, Science Building


I studied Chemical Engineering at Tsinghua University, China, where I received my BASc. and MASc in Chemical Engineering. For my PhD, I worked in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada, and carried out research on advanced control methods for complicated systems.

Since 2002, I have been teaching process control and other engineering courses at Laurentian University, where I also conduct significant research in both theoretical and applied industrial process modeling and control.

I am a past chair of the System and Control Division of the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering (CSChE), and have co-chaired several national and international conferences in Sudbury, ON.

A full CV can be found at:


  • Ph.D., University of Alberta
  • M.ASc., Tsinghua University
  • B.ASc., Tsinghua University


My research focus is on a wide area of process modeling and control, and includes:

  • industrial process control
  • bioreactor design
  • distributed parameter systems
  • system diagnosis and fault detection
  • energy recovery and reuse
  • off-gas systems
  • smelter systems
  • SAG mill modeling
  • automated mining.

The research is well supported by NSERC Discovery, NSERC CRD, CEMI, Vale, Xstrata, MITACS, CFI, Ontario Innovation Trust and MMO.


  • FS Chia PhD Scholarship, University of Alberta
  • Captain Thomas Farrell Greenhalgh Graduate Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta


For a list of publications, please look at my full CV at: