Project Acronym: OPTBIOMAN
Project website: https://sites.google.com/site/tugcemartagan/marie-s-curie-project
MSCA Call: Individual Fellowship
Researcher: Tugce Martagan
Host organisation: Eindhoven University of Technology
Tugce Martagan is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of WisconsinMadison (2015). She works on interdisciplinary applications, especially combining operations reseach, management science and biomanufacturing. She received the first prize in INFORMS TIMES best dissertation award (2017). She is also a recipient of Marie S. Curie Fellowship (2016-2018) and VENI Career Award (2018-2022) from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.
Biomanufacturers often deal with high levels of uncertainty in production yields and lead times. In addition, biomanufacturing operations are cost intensive, and involve high risks. To address these challenges, we developed a portfolio of decision support tools. These tools were aimed at improving biomanufacturing efficiency using operations research methodologies such as stochastic optimization and machine learning. Industry implementation at MSD had a significant impact with 50% increase in
batch yield. The project helped lower costs and lead times of biopharmaceuticals.