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Marc-Olivier Coppens

Ramsay Memorial Professor in Chemical Engineering and Head of Department

Research Interests

  • Nature inspired chemical engineering
  • Hierarchically structured functional materials
  • Statistical mechanics and multiscale simulations
  • Diffusion
  • Energy, water, sustainability and process intensification

Education

  • Postdoctoral researcher, UC Berkeley, 1997-1998
  • Visiting researcher, Yale, 1996
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1996
  • MSc and BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Ghent, Belgium, 1993

Awards

  • Qiushi Distinguished Chair, Zhejiang University (2017)
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, FAIChE (2016) 
  • Somer Lectures, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (2014) 
  • Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, FIChemE (2014) 
  • EPSRC “Frontier Engineering” Award (5M£) to establish a UCL-based Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (2013) 
  • RSC Catalysis Science and Technology Award Lecturer, ETH Zürich (2012)
  • Rensselaer School of Engineering Award for Innovations in Education (2012)
  • Visiting Professor at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Oslo (2008)
  • PIONIER Award from the Dutch National Science Foundation, NWO (2002) Young
  • Chemist Award from the Dutch National Science Foundation, NWO (2001)

Professional Affiliations

  • AIChE (Fellow, Board member CRE, PTF, IC, CTOC), IChemE (Fellow), ACS, BAEF (Fellow, voting Member), AAAS