Denis Dochain is a Professor at the CESAME (Centre for Systems Engineering and Applied Mechanics) of the Université Catholique de Louvain and Honorary Research Director of the FNRS (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique, National Fund for Scientific Research). He is associate editor of Automatica, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and the Journal of Process Control. The author is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and chairs the IFAC Coordinating Committee on Process and Power Systems.