Publications


Journal Articles

  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ayidzoe, W., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R.E., and McCaffrey, W.C. Improving the reliability of fluorescence-based neutral lipid content measurements in microalgal cultures. Algal Research Journal, 1(2), October 2012, 176-184.
  • Jang, S.S., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., McCaffrey, W.C., and Gopaluni R.B. Parameter estimation in models with hidden variables: an application to a biotech process. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 90(3), June 2012, 690-702.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Burrell, R.E., McCaffrey, W.C., and Ben-Zvi, A. Optimization of microalgal productivity using an adaptive, non-linear model based strategy. Bioresource Technology 104, January 2012, 537-546.
  • Venkat, N.S., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Shah, S.L., McCaffrey, W., and Ben-Zvi, A. Online sensor for monitoring a microalgal bioreactor system using support vector regression. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 110(1), January 2012, 38-48.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R.E., and McCaffrey, W.C. The dynamics of heterotrophic algal cultures. Bioresource Technology 102(10), May 2011, 5764-5774.
  • Surisetty, K., De la Hoz Siegler, H., McCaffrey, W., and Ben-Zvi, A. Robust modeling of a microalgal heterotrophic fed-batch bioreactor. Chemical Engineering Science 65(19), October 2010, 5402-5410.
  • Surisetty, K., De la Hoz Siegler, H., McCaffrey, W., and Ben-Zvi, A. Model re-parameterization and output prediction for a bioreactor system. Chemical Engineering Science 65(16), August 2010, 4535-4547.

Conference Proceedings

  • De la Hoz, H., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R. and McCaffrey, W. Optimization of heterotrophic microalgal cultures. Journal of Biotechnology 150(S1), November 2010, 17. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiotec.2010.08.058.
  • Surisetty, K., De la Hoz Siegler, H., and Ben-Zvi, A. Parameter estimability and model re-parameterization for a bio-reactor system. The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada. Aug. 23 – 27, 2009.
  • Jang S. S., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., and Gopaluni, R.B. Parameter estimation using sparse and irregularly sampled data from multiple experiments. International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (ADCONIP 2008). Jasper, Canada. May 4 – 6, 2008.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Bejarano, P., Rodriguez, G. Computer application for the hydraulic study of packed beds. Proceedings from The XXII Colombian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Bucaramanga, Colombia, August 2003, 322-327. Published in Spanish.

Conference Presentations

  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Burrell, R.E., Burrell, M., McCaffrey, W.C. Optimal productivity in heterotrophic algal cultures using mixed carbon substrates. The 3rd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts, Toronto, Canada. June 16 – 19, 2013.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Cameron, E., and McCaffrey, W.C. Very high cell density and productivity in heterotrophic cultures using Raman spectroscopy and optimal adaptive control. The 2nd International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts, San Diego, USA. June 10 – 13, 2012.
  • Ubeda, B.T., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Burrell, R.E., Burrell, M., McCaffrey, W.C. Influence of plant growth regulators on Chlorella protothecoides growth. 61th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, Canada. Oct. 23 – 26, 2011.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Nickel, T., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R.E. and McCaffrey, W.C. Economic performance of optimized heterotrophic algal cultures. The 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts, St Louis, USA. July 17 – 20, 2011.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R.E. and McCaffrey, W.C. Fast and reliable determination of oil content in algal cells: an improved Nile Red technique. The 1st International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts, St Louis, USA. July 17 – 20, 2011.
  • De la Hoz, H., Burrell, R.E., McCaffrey, W.C., and Ben-Zvi, A. Optimal cultivation of microalgae for biofuels production. Alberta Graduate Conference, Calgary, Canada. May 5 – 7, 2011.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R.E. and McCaffrey, W.C. The optimization of microalgal bioprocesses. 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Canada. Oct. 24 – 27, 2010.
  • Nadadoor, V., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., and Shah, S.L. Spectroscopic methods for near real time monitoring of a microalgal bioreactor system. 60th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Saskatoon, Canada. October 24 – 27, 2010.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R. and McCaffrey, W. Optimization of heterotrophic microalgal cultures. 14th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition: Biotechnology for the Sustainability of Human Society, Rimini, Italy. Sept. 14 – 18, 2010.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H. Morphological monitoring of bioprocesses. TEC-Edmonton Innovation Contest. Winner of the Economic Excellence Award. Edmonton, Canada. Nov. 24, 2009.
  • Surisetty, K., De la Hoz Siegler, H., and Ben-Zvi, A. Parameter estimability and model re-parameterization for a bioreactor system. The 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE8), Montreal, Canada. Aug. 23 – 27, 2009.
  • De la Hoz, H., Ben-Zvi, A., Burrell, R.E., and McCaffrey, W.C. Model-based control of a microalgal biodiesel process. Biochemical Engineering XVI Conference, Burlington, USA. July 5 – 9, 2009.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H. Increasing the productivity of microalgae cultures. The 5th Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. May 20, 2009.
  • Remtulla, N., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., and McCaffrey, W.C. Online measurement of oil content in microalgae cultures. The 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Ottawa, Canada. October 19 – 22, 2008.
  • Jang S. S., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi, A., and Gopaluni, R.B. Parameter estimation using sparse and irregularly sampled data from multiple experiments. International Symposium on Advanced Control of Industrial Processes (ADCONIP 2008). Jasper, Canada. May 4 – 6, 2008.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Ben-Zvi A., and McCaffrey, W. Feed strategy optimization of an algae fed-batch bioreactor. The 3rd Chemical and Materials Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. May 29, 2007.
  • De la Hoz Siegler, H., Bejarano, P., Rodriguez, G. Computer application for the hydraulic study of packed beds. The XXII Colombian Congress of Chemical Engineering, Bucaramanga, Colombia, August 2003.
  • Castañeda, W., Borda, C., De la Hoz Siegler, H., Barón, A., Motta, S., Barrera, X. Synthesis, characterization and soil application of an acrylic-based hydrogel as a solution to agricultural problems in drought times. (Presented in Spanish). VIII Latin American Congress of Chemical Engineering Students, Valparaiso-Viña del Mar, Chile, 2002.