UCL Department of Chemical Engineering



Luca Mazzei

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
MSc Chemical Process Engineering programme director and admission tutor

Research Interests

  • Mathematical Modelling of Multiphase Systems, Fluidization, Crystallization
  • Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Sustainable Heritage

Teaching Interests

Dr Mazzei is particularly interested in teaching students to think critically and use as much as possible the classical methods of chemical engineering – based on dimensional analysis, order of magnitude analysis and scaling – to rapidly gain insight into physical and chemical processes without resorting to complex mathematics or numerical methods. Being able to pose the right questions, employ a correct methodology to find the answers and quickly estimate the essential features characterizing a process are crucial skills that he tries to emphasize and develop in students.

Dr Mazzei's departmental teaching activities are mainly in the areas of fluid particle systems, process dynamics and control and chemical plant design. Below are the modules he is currently involved in teaching.


PhD in Chemical Engineering, University College London, 2008
Laurea in Chemical Engineering, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy, 2001

Professional Affiliations

CSci MIChemE