Multiphase Systems


Research in the Multiphase Systems Group focuses on the physical and physico-chemical understanding and chemical engineering of many complex two- and three-phase systems spanning across different length-scale (micro to macro) and flow regimes. Our vision is to exploit the Group’s strong science-based, fundamental and applied research bias to develop multidisciplinary research in strategic areas related to CO2 Management, Sustainable Energy and Advanced Materials. This is underpinned by our distinctive breadth of experimental (laboratory and pilot-scale) and advanced modelling techniques, coupled with our unique flow imaging facilities (X-rays, muon and micro PIV).

Group Expertise and Areas of Application

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Our core expertise ranges from particle technology (crystallization & fluidization), two-phase flow, rheology, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of two and three-phase flows and compressible flows, safety and loss prevention modelling, fracture mechanics, cement chemistry and molten salts and flow imaging techniques. Particular emphasis is on green chemicals manufacturing (advanced materials and pharmaceuticals), energy storage and CO2 conversion, pipeline transportation and flow assurance, nuclear (bespoke cement powders for waste disposal and nuclear fuel reprocessing), energy from wastes and biofuels and clean coal gasification.

Collaborations and Awards

The group collaborates extensively with industry and other research centres at UCL, nationally and internationally. Work undertaken in the Group has attracted significant funding from the Research Councils and industry and prestigious awards such as the IChemE Frank Lee Medal in Safety and Loss Prevention and the Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award.

Academic Staff

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