Daniel Rivera
Chemical Engineering
Email: daniel.rivera@asu.edu
Phone: (480)965-9476
Office: ERC 425 (Map)
Web: csel.asu.edu


Daniel E. Rivera became part of the faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Arizona State University in the fall of 1990. Prior to joining ASU he was an Associate Research Engineer in the Control Systems Section of Shell Development Company. He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1987, and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Rochester and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, respectively. He has been a visiting researcher with the Division of Automatic Control at Linköping University, Sweden, Honeywell Technology Center, the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, Macedonia, the National Distance Learning University (UNED) in Madrid, Spain, and the University of Almería in Andalucía, Spain.

His research interests include the topics of robust process control, system identification, and the application of control engineering principles to problems in process systemssupply chain management, and prevention and treatment interventions in behavioral health. Dr. Rivera was chosen as 1994-1995 Outstanding Undergraduate Educator by the ASU student chapter of AIChE, and was a recipient of 1997-1998 Teaching Excellence Award awarded by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at ASU.  In 2007, Dr. Rivera was awarded a K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health to study control systems approaches for fighting drug abuse.  Read an ASU news article describing the NIH grants funding this work and related research in optimized behavioral interventions.


B.S., University of Rochester
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Research Interests

Control systems engineering with emphasis on system identification and advanced control concepts applied to process systems, supply chain management, and behavioral health.

Graduate Faculties

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Biological Design
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Educator, AZ AIChE – 1994/1995
  • Teaching Excellence Award, ASU – 1997/1998
  • K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, NIH – 2007