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Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 1140
Email: simon.kuhn@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Simon Kuhn
Department of Chemical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
United Kingdom

Simon Kuhn received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University Munich in 2004, and his PhD from the Institute of Process Engineering at ETH Zurich in 2008 (awarded with the ETH silver medal). From 2008-2010, he worked as scientist at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland, and from 2010-2012 he was appointed as post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

Research Interests


Dr Kuhn's research interests lie in the characterization of transport processes in complex flows using experimental and numerical tools.
The efforts in process intensification in the chemical engineering industry demand for novel concepts for continuous reaction systems, and therefore a better understanding of the involved multiphase systems and the underlying physics of the transport processes. The aim of the research is to investigate interfacial transport processes and the scale-up of the involved transport coefficients in more detail. This is accomplished by identifying the physical mechanisms of heat and mass transfer on the micro- and milli-scale using non-invasive, laser-optical measurement techniques (PIV/LIF), and to use these experimental results to develop predictive multiphase flow models for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). These developed models will subsequently allow the design of optimized multiphase flow reactors across several orders of length scales.
The obtained results will bridge the gap between the micro- and milli-scale, and will directly impact the efforts in process intensification and sustainable advanced manufacturing.

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