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Greg McMillan

Greg McMillan

Gregory K. McMillan, CAP, is a retired Senior Fellow from Solutia/Monsanto where he worked in engineering technology on process control improvement. Greg was also an affiliate professor for Washington University in Saint Louis. Greg is an ISA Fellow and received the ISA Kermit Fischer Environmental Award for pH control in 1991, the Control magazine Engineer of the Year award for the process industry in 1994, was inducted into the Control magazine Process Automation Hall of Fame in 2001, was honored by InTech magazine in 2003 as one of the most influential innovators in automation, and received the ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010. Greg is the author of numerous books on process control, including "New Directions in Bioprocess Modeling and Control Second Edition 2020" and "Advanced pH Measurement and Control Fourth Edition 2023." Greg has been the monthly "Control Talk" columnist for Control magazine since 2002. Greg has recently retired as a part-time modeling and control consultant in Technology for Process Simulation for Emerson Automation Solutions specializing in the use of the digital twin for exploring new opportunities. Greg received the ISA Mentoring Excellence Award in 2020 and the ISA Standards Achievement Award in 2023.

Recent Posts:

Can a Primary Loop Manipulate a Secondary Loop Valve?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Dec 1, 2023 8:00:00 AM

How Can we Improve On-off Temperature Control?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Nov 3, 2023 8:00:00 AM

How Can we Improve Logic Control Contact Status Awareness and Operator Response?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Oct 4, 2023 12:29:17 PM

Ask the Automation Pros: How Do You Improve Use of Analyzers for Continuous Control?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Aug 1, 2023 8:00:00 AM

Base, Best, and Ideal Practices for Mill Optimization

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Jul 7, 2023 12:00:25 PM

Is Data Noise in Process Control Degrading Performance?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Jun 23, 2023 11:26:23 AM

Are We Facing Broad Change?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan May 16, 2023 7:00:00 AM

What are Considerations in Combining Process Control and Safety Systems?

The following discussion is part of an occasional series, "Ask the Automation Pros," authored by Gre...
Greg McMillan Mar 14, 2023 7:00:00 AM

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