David Bernal Neira

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering;
Visiting Scientist, Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science, Universities Space Research Association;
Visiting Scientist, Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, NASA

Purdue University
School of Chemical Engineering
Forney Hall of Chemical Engineering
480 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2100
(765) 494-0805 (fax)
Joined Purdue in August 2023
2021-2023 Associate Scientist NASA QuAIL and USRA
2021, PhD Carnegie Mellon University Chemical Engineering
2018, B.A.Sc. Universidad de Los Andes Physics
2016, M.Sc. Universidad de Los Andes Chemical Engineering
2014, B.A.Sc. Universidad de Los Andes Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

Optimization software and theory, Quantum Computing as solution methods to problems in combinatorial optimization and chemistry, Chemical and Process Systems Engineering.

Specific Research Area:
Mathematical modeling and optimization of discrete nonlinear systems through novel algorithms, theory, and computational methods with applications in Process and Energy Systems Engineering.

Research Group

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Associates

  • Zedong Peng, Postdoc from Zhejiang University
  • Pedro M. Xavier, Research Visiting Scholar from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Andres Cabeza, Research Visiting Scholar from National University of Colombia - Bogota

Graduate Students

  • Albert Lee

Selected Publications

For publications visit Dr. Bernal's Google Scholar