UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics

Thermodynamics underpins the fundamental laws that govern natural and anthropogenic processes, from energy storage and environmental remediation to controlled drug delivery. We use theory, simulations, and experiments to unravel the driving forces at the heart of these processes and lay the foundations of tomorrow's transformative technologies. Our work includes fundamental and applied aspects and both equilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics.

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Molecular modelling and simulation using classical and ab-initio statistical mechanics to develop a fundamental understanding of the physical-chemical processes underpinning industrial and natural processes at the molecular scale

Nanoscale materials engineering for the design and synthesis of advanced materials that address practical bottlenecks in various technological domains, by understanding and harnessing nanoscale phenomena

Nature-inspired chemical engineering where tools of non-equilibrium thermodynamics help to unravel the essential characteristics of natural systems and emulate them in nature-inspired designs of efficient chemical engineering applications

Separation Processes development through a deep understanding of the underlying thermodynamic principles from liquid vapor equilibria to adsorption in porous media and solubility prediction of organic molecules