Professor Moses Tadé received his Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering with first class honours from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 1980. He was awarded the prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to do his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada from 1981 to 1986. He was recruited by The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia immediately after his PhD and he was at UQ from September 1986 to January 1989.

He joined Curtin University of Technology as a Lecturer in January 1989. He was promoted to various academic levels and was awarded the Personal Chair of Process Systems Engineering in 1999. He became the Professor and Head of Chemical Engineering from 2001 to 2007 and after this he was promoted to Dean of Engineering in 2008. Professor Tadé was awarded a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University in 2012 for his significant contributions to Chemical Engineering research at the highest level in the field of Process Systems Engineering. He is a joint Director of the Centre for Process Systems Computations (CPSC).

His research includes: biochemical engineering; process modelling and simulation; process optimisation and control; process systems engineering. Over the past many years, he has significantly contributed to bridging the gap between theoretical work and industrial practice of process control. Specific contributions have been made in developing robust control algorithms using nonlinear control theory and addressing important implementation issues to improve their performance. He has received substantial funding from both industry and the Australian Research Council (ARC) for his projects. He has successfully supervised over 30 PhD students, several Masters’ students and research fellows.

He has published 4 books on various aspects of his work as well as over 200 research papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering ( and a Fellow of IChemE and Engineers Australia. He was listed in the Top 100 Australia’s most Influential Engineers in 2008 and he is the Chair of IChemE in Australia in 2012 and 2013 as well as a Vice-President of IChemE worldwide. He is also the Deputy President of the Australian Council of Engineering Deans (ACED) from 2012 to 2014.

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