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Matthew Franchek, Ph.D.

Owner, Model Based Solutions, LLC

Dr. Matthew Franchek is the owner of Model Based Solutions, LLC, and a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Houston with joint appointments in Subsea Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1991. He started his career at Purdue University as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1997 and then to full professor in 2001.  While at Purdue, he initiated and led two industry supported interdisciplinary-research programs: Automotive Controls Research Program and an Electro-Hydraulic Research Program.  

From 2002 to 2009 he served as Chair of Mechanical Engineering at UH while simultaneously initiating the UH Biomedical Engineering undergraduate program.  After his terms as the Mechanical Engineering Department Chair and Director of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Franchek worked with Houston area companies to create the nation's first subsea engineering program and is the founder of the Global Subsea University Alliance. Dr. Franchek’s research program focuses on low dimensional modeling and model-based methods that enable automated simulation-based design, and real-time adaptive physics-based data analytics.  

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