Juergen Hahn

Professor and Department Head
Biomedical Engineering
(518) 276 2138

Juergen Hahn is the department head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in addition to holding an appointment in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering. He received his Diploma degree in engineering from RWTH Aachen, Germany, in 1997, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair for Process Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany, before joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2003 and moving to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012. His research interests include systems biology and process modeling and analysis with over 140 peer-reviewed publications in print. Dr. Hahn is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship (1995/96), received the Best Referee Award for 2004 from the Journal of Process Control, the CPC 7 Outstanding Contributed Paper Award in 2006, was named Outstanding Reviewer by the journal Automatica in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2010 CAST Outstanding Young Researcher, and has been elected as an AIMBE Fellow in 2013, an AIChE Fellow in 2020, and a Fellow of BMES in 2022. He served on the IEEE CSS Board of Governors in 2016 and has been a CACHE Trustee since 2014. He is currently serving as deputy editor-in-chief for the Journal of Process Control, as editor for the journal Optimal Control: Applications and Methods, and as associate editor for the journals Control Engineering Practice, the Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and the Journal of Personalized Medicine.


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, (2002)

M.S., University of Texas at Austin, (1998)

Diploma, RWTH Aachen, Germany, (1997)

Focus Area

Systems Biology, Process Systems Engineering

Selected Scholarly Works

T. Vargason, D.P. Howsmon, S. Melnyk, S.J. James, and J. Hahn. Mathematical Modeling of the Methionine Cycle and Transsulfuration Pathway in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Theoretical Biology 416, pp. 28-37 (2017)

J.A. Jones, V.R. Vernacchio, A.L. Sinkoe, S.M. Collins, M.H. Ibrahim, D.M. Lachance, J. Hahn, M.A. Koffas. Experimental and Computational Optimization of an Escherichia Coli Co-culture for the Efficient Production of Flavonoids. Metabolic Engineering 35, pp. 55-63 (2016)

P. Zhang, W. Dai, J. Hahn, and S.P. Gilbert. Drosophila Ncd Reveals an Evolutionarily Conserved Powerstroke Mechanism for Homodimeric and Heterodimeric Kinesin-14s. PNAS 112, No. 20, pp. 6359-6364 (2015)

T. Omer, L. Zhao, X. Intes, and J. Hahn. Reduced Temporal Sampling Effect on Time-domain Fluorescence Lifetime FRET Accuracy. Journal of Biomedical Optics 19, No. 8, 086023 (2014)

A. Bhadouria, M. Sorci, M. Gu, G. Belfort, and J. Hahn. Optimization of Membrane Separation Processes for Protein Fractionation. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53, No. 13, pp. 5103-5109 (2014)

W. Dai, D. Word, and J. Hahn. Modeling and Dynamic Optimization of Fuel-grade Ethanol Fermentation Using Fed-batch Process. Control Engineering Practice,22 pp. 231-241 (2014)

C. Kravaris, J. Hahn, and Y. Chu. Advances and Selected Recent Developments in State and Parameter Estimation. Computers & Chemical Engineering 51, pp. 111-123 (2013)