CPSE Imperial College PhD Students

Name                                                                                                                                                                                   Thesis TitleSupervisorsStart DateFinish Date 
Yasmeen Aldawsari
Systems Analysis of Transport Decarbonisation Options Professor Nilay Shah September 2013 September 2017
Amos Aleji
Experimental and Modelling of Viscosity and Density of Mixtures of Crude oil + CO2 Professor Geoffrey Maitland February 2011 August 2016
Amjad Alqahtani Development of a systematic framework for the life cycle sustainability assessment of carbon management technologies Dr Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez November 2016 November 2020
Hamza Alhamadah ****News Student***      
Sakhr Alhuthali Understanding the Interplay Between Upstream and Downstream Bioprocessing through Mathemcatical Modelling Dr Cleo Kontoravdi  October 2015  May 2019
Diego Alonso Martinez Profiling Substrate Specificity of Histone Lysine Methyltransferases Dr Peter DiMaggio September 2013 September 2017
Tamador Alsobaie Stem Cell Bioprocessing Professor  Athanasios Mantalaris May 2012 June 2018
Daniel Aluma
Model-based Optimisation of the Operation of Integrated Natural Gas Production & Processing Networks Professor Nilay Shah and Professor Costas Pantelides November 2012 November 2016
Styliani Avraamidou Mixed-Integer Multi-level Optimization through Multi-Parametric Programming  Professor Athanasios Mantalaris and Professor Efstratios Pistikopoulos October 2014 April 2018
Radu Baltean-Lugojan Structure Exploitation in Large Scale Non-Convex Optimization Dr Ruth Misener April 2015 June 2019

Rodrigo Barbosa

Developing a numerical platform for the prediction of anti cancer quality attributes in biotherapeutics  Dr Cleo Kontoravdi October 2016 October 2020
Moiz Bohra Optimising Qatar's Transition to Renewable Energy Through Model-Based Analysis Professor Nilay Shah April 2016 December 2019
Francesco Borghesan Assessment and optimization of site utilities Professor Nina Thornhill November 2016 November 2019
Jonathan Bosch

Renewable energy potentials for global energy systems models

Dr Adam Hawkes October 2014 June 2017
David Herbert Bowskill

Improving Crystal Structure Prediction via Tailored Force Fields

Professor Claire Adjiman and Professor Constantinos Pantelides  October 2017 October 2020
Patrick Brandl Techno-economic multi-scale screening of CO2 capture technologies  Dr Niall Mac Dowell November 2017 November 2020
Susana Isabel Brito dos Santos In Vitro Erythropoiesis in a 3D Bone Marrow Biomimicry: Reproducing Physiologic Biochemical and Microenvironmental Factors Involved in Red Blood Cell Formation Professor Athanasios Mantalaris and Dr Nicki Panoskaltsis March 2014 September 2018
Pantelis Broukos
Urban Energy Systems Professor Nilay Shah and Dr James Keirstead September 2012 December 2015
Gonzalo Bustos Turu
Integrated Modelling of Future Urban Energy Systems  Professor Nilay Shah
March 2014 March 2017
Renato Cabral  A quantification of the value provided by flexible oxy-combustion CCS to the UK energy system Dr Niall MacDowell October 2015 September 2018
Raul Calvo Serrano Process Optimisation and Sustainability Analysis Dr Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez April 2016 March 2019
Juan Campos Salazar Multilevel Algorithms for Large Scale Semidefinite Programming Dr Panos Parpas October 2013 October 2017
Francesco Ceccon Special Structure Detection in MINLP Dr Ruth Misener October 2016 October 2020
Maria Anna Chatzopoulou Analysis and optimisation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, in energy intensive buildings Dr Christos Markides October 2014 December 2018
Cheng-Ta Chu  Global electricity sector decarbonisation modelling  Dr Adam Hawkes October 2015 October 2019
Constanza Cumicheo Melgarejo  The combination of bioenergy, natural gas and CCS for negative emissions Dr Niall MacDowell and Professor Nilay Shah  November 2015 June 2019
Habiba Daggash A socio-techno-economic evaluation and optimisation of negative emissions technologies integrated with the broader energy system, subject to bio-geophysical and geopolitical constraints Dr Niall MacDowell  October 2016 March 2020
David Dorantes Romero
Capture and analysis of process connectivity and topology Professor Nina Thornhill
October 2012 September 2018
Michael Ehrenstein  Supply Chain Risk Management and Optimisation for Resilient Cities Dr Gonzalo Guillén Gosálbez October 2016 April 2020
Karl Fairhurst Molecular simulation of associating fluids, using a combination of molecular dynamics (MD) and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, with coarse-grained models Professor Erich Müller and Professor George Jackson October 2015 September 2019

Mathilde Fajardy

Investigating the water-energy-carbon-land nexus of bioenergy with CO­2 capture and storage (BECCS)

Dr Niall MacDowell

 October 2016

 April 2020
Sara Febra
Molecular systems engineering methods for solubility prediction of active pharmaceutical ingredients Professor Amparo Galindo  March 2014 March 2017

José Carlos F.R. Morais

An in silico-in vitro approach to leukaemia Professor Athanasios Mantalaris and Dr Nicki Panoskaltsis October 2016 October 2020
Solomos Georgiou   Decarbonisation of food supply chains. A holistic approach Professor Nilay Shah and Dr Christos Markides October 2015 September 2019
Shubhechyya Ghosal  Distributionally Robust Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem Dr Wiesemann Wolfram September 2016 September 2021
Cher Goey
Cascading Effects in Bioprocessing: The impact of Cell Culture Environment on Mammalian Cell Behaviour and Host Cell Protein Species Dr Cleo Kontoravdi
February 2013 February 2017
Smitha Gopinath
Developing a Methodology for Integrated Molecular and Process Design Professor Claire Adjiman, Professor Amparo Galindo and Professor George Jackson September 2013 March 2017
Lucian Gomoescu Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification For Complex Mathematical Models  

Professor Costas Pantelides


April 2016


April 2019

Andrés González Garay Multi-Scale modelling and optimisation of sustainable chemical processes Dr Gonzalo Guillén Gosálbez October 2016 September 2019
Edward Graham
The integrated molecular and process modelling of carbon dioxide capture in amine solvents Professor Claire Adjiman, Professor George Jackson and Professor Amparo Galindo December 2014 December 2017
Eliana Grant  A Generic Platform for Computer-Aided Solvent Design for Selectivity and Rate of Reactions Professor Claire Adjiman, Professor Amparo Galindo and Professor Alan Armstrong  April 2015  April 2019
Boram Gu
Modelling of RO membrane process performance and transport phenomena for performance analysis and optimisation Professor Claire Adjiman and Professor Yun Xu
April 2014 October 2017
Yingjian Guo Modelling the Role of Gas T&D Infrastructure in Future Low Carbon Energy Systems  Dr Adam Hawkes October 2015 April 2019
Asmaa A M H Harraz Developing Models for Advanced Solar Cooling Technologies Using Diffusion-Absorption-Refrigeration Systems Dr Christos Markides and Dr Niall Mac Dowell September 2017  August 2020

Chiara Heide

Cell-free protein synthesis in a continuous exchange system powered by chloroplasts for a more sustainable way of in vitro protein synthesis 

Non-profit organisation, founded by Chiara Heide called Humans of Science

Dr Cleo Kontoravdi, Professor Oscar Ces and Dr Karen Polizzi October 2016 October 2019
Clara Heuberger
Energy system optimisation and technology valuation, in particular of flexible CCS Dr Niall MacDowell, Professor Nilay Shah and Dr Iain Staffell January 2015 June 2018
Pooya Hoseinpoori *********New Student***********      
Vahan Hovhannisyan
Multi-level Convex Optimisation in Machine Learning Dr Panos Parpas September 2013  September 2017
Sei Howe Singularly Perturbed Optimal Control Systems Dr Panos Parpas October 2012 March 2017
Frederike Jaeger Flow of fluids through porous media with application to membranes: from the molecular to the continuum scale Professor Erich Müller and Professor Omar Matar October 2014 September 2017
Francisca Alejandra Jalil Vega Development of a systems approach for studying decarbonisation pathways of heat demand in the UK Dr Adam Hawkes December 2013 April 2018
Erin Johnson UK Green Gas: Exploring sustainable gas potential as a relevant low carbon energy stream Professor Nilay Shah  October 2015  October 2018
Suela Jonuzaj Optimisation approaches to mixture design Professor Claire Adjiman August 2013 July 2017
Ashkan Kavei  Development and Application of Stack Segmented Fuel Cell Systems Professor Nigel Brandon, Dr Gregory J Offer, Dr Billy Wu and Dr Vladimir Yufit September 2015 September 2019
Esma Koca Product Release Strategies in Single and Multiple Markets Dr Wiesemann Wolfram October 2013 September 2017
Clea Kolster Multi-scale Modelling and Analysis of the Dynamic CO2 Injection and Storage Dr Niall MacDowell and Dr Sam Krevor October 2014 October 2017
Qingyuan Kong An optimisation-based framework for the conceptual design of reaction-separation processes Professor Nilay Shah October 2014 June 2018
Pavlos Kotidis Modeling of the Optimization of a Bioprocess  Dr Cleo Kontoravdi October 2017 September 2020
Spiros Kournopoulos Development of state-of-the-art thermodynamic model for mixtures containing water, carbon-dioxide, salts and hydrocarbons in bulk and in confinement Professor Amparo Galindo and Professor George Jackson  September 2016 September 2019
Georgia Kouyialis Exploiting Symmetry in Mixed Integer Non-linear Optimisation Dr R Misener October 2014 September 2017 
Gabriel Lau Droplets: from molecular nanoclusters to the atmospheric aerosols Professor George Jackson March 2013 September 2016
Georgia Lazarou Modelling the Effect of pH on the Thermodynamics of Electrolyte Solutions Using the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory  Professor Claire Adjiman, Professor Amparo Galindo, Professor George Jackson and Professor Erich Müller October 2013 September 2017
YeSeol (Lauren) Lee Integrated Molecular and Process Design: The Optimal Solvent Design for CO2 Chemical Absorption Process Professor Claire Adjiman, Professor Amparo Galindo and Professor George Jackson  October 2017 September 2020
Duncan Leeson Energy Cascading in Complex Downstream Operations Professor Nilay Shah, Dr Paul Fennell and Dr Niall Mac Dowell October 2014 April 2018
David Leng Fault propagation, detection and analysis in proce ss systems Professor Nina Thornhill September 2013 June 2018

António Lima Grilo

An integrated mathematical model of cell cycle, metabolism and apoptosis of mAB-producing GS-NS0 cells  Professor Athanasios Mantalaris June 2016 June 2019

Phantisa Limleamthong

Systematic Computer Aided Process Engineering Tools for the Optimal Design and Planning of Sustainable Chemical Processes

Dr Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez

April 2016

March 2019
Tom Lindeboom Molecular Origins of the Thermodynamic Properties, Phase Separation Behaviour and Structure of Biomolecules in Aqueous Solutions Professor George Jackson October 2015 September 2019

Elli Makrydaki

Designing an Artificial Golgi Reactor Dr Cleo Kontoravdi  October 2016 October 2019
Robert MacFarlane The Production of 3-Dimensional Mineralised Cellular Implants for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications Professor Athanasios Mantalaris October 2013 September 2018
Nikiforos Maragkos Novel Composite Materials Design for Economic Infrastructure Equipment Professor Efstratios Pistikopoulos October 2009 October 2017
Amit M. Manthanwar Multiscale Design, Robust Optimisation and Robust Model Predictive Control of Fuel Cell Energy Systems Professor Efstratios Pistikopoulos February 2012 May 2016
Calum J McIntosh Controlling the Quality of Novel Glycoprotein Therapeutics Dr Cleo Kontoravdi November 2015 November 2019
Govind Menon Elucidating temporal and spatial aspects of cellular information processing Dr J Krishnan October 2014 April 2018
Miten Mistry Integrating Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming and Satisfiability Modulo Theories for Next-Generation Optimisation Algorithms Dr Ruth Misener October 2015 September 2019
Nur Amirah Izzati Mohd Noor Industrial Smart Grid Professor Nina Thornhill September 2013 September 2017
Eðvald Moller Model Development and evaluation Professor Nilay Shah and Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou November 2010  January 2018
Diego Armando Moya Pinta Global energy system modelling for the decarbonisation of the building sector  Dr Adam Hawkes  October 2017 October 2021
Ahmad Najjaran kheirabadi Solar cooling/heating power systems Dr Christos N. Markides October 2016 September 2019
Nur Redzuan Nur Jazlan The Design of Optimal Solvents in Reactive Systems Professor Amparo Galindo and Professor Claire S Adjiman  October 2016  October 2020 
Simon C W Olofsson Advanced Optimisation and Control for Bioreactors Dr Ruth Misener and Dr Marc Deisenroth May 2016 May 2019
Anna Panteli Biorenewable value chain optimization with multi-layered value chains and advanced analytics Professor Nilay Shah July 2014 July 2017
Nikola Peric Towards the Next Generation of Algorithms and Software for Global Optimization of Energy and Environmental Systems Dr Benoit Chachuat October 2013  September 2016
Catalina Pino Electrodes by design - improved electrodes for redox flow batteries Professor Nigel Brandon October 2015 September 2019
Yoga Wienda Pratama Multi-Scale Modelling and Optimization of Energy Systems for Assessing the Role of Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies in Different Systems Characteristics Dr Niall MacDowell  April 2018           April 2022
Jai Rajyaguru Rigorous Numerical Analysis with Polynomial Models: Applications to Implicit and Differential-Algebraic Equations Dr Benoit Chachuat October 2011 February 2016
Shakeel Ramjanee Integrated Production Modelling Systems for the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry and Field Performance Professor Nilay Shah October 2015 October 2018

Daniel F. Rodriguez Vallejo

Optimisation of OSN Membrane Cascade Superstructures Dr Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez and Dr Benoit Chachuat January 2017 January 2020
Daniel Ross Multi-scale simulation of the transport of hydrocarbons in porous engine deposits Prof Erich Müller October 2012 September 2016
Symeon Savvopoulos Mathematical Modelling of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Professor Athanasios Mantalaris March 2014 March 2018 

Oliver Schmidt

Innovation potential of energy storage technologies and the value of storage in low-carbon energy systems  Dr Adam Hawkes October 2015 October 2018

Marzia Sesini

Gas Storage and its Strategic Coordination within the EU Market: A Qualitative and Quantitative Approach Dr Adam Hawkes October 2015 October 2019
Olivia Sloan Combined CO2 Storage and Enhanced Oil Recovery in the North Sea. Rock Heterogeneity and Flow in Geologic Systems with Low Flow Potential – applications to Subsurface CO2Injection Dr Sam Krevor, Dr Niall McDowell and Dr Jerome Neufeld (at Cambridge) October 2015 October 2019
Michael Simpson On loss characterisation and minimisation in positive displacement expansion machines Dr Christos Markides November 2016 November 2019
Qiao Yan Soh Optimal Analysis, Design and Operation of Smart Estate Equipment and Systems for the Built Environment Professor Nilay Shah
1 March 2019 28 February 2022
Bowen Song Solid Oxide Fuel Cell  Professor Nigel Brandon October 2015 October 2018
Graham Stevenson Engineering Ceramic Scaffold Electrodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cells Professor Nigel Brandon September 2015  September 2019
Muxin Sun Design of Tractable MPC and NCO-Tracking Controllers using Parametric Programming Professor Efstratios Pistikopoulos and Dr Benoit Chachuat September 2013 September 2016
Nixon Sunny Enabling a low-carbon economy via hydrogen and CCS  Professor Nilay Shah and Dr Niall Mac Dowell October 2017 October 2020
Thapanar Suwanmajo Mathematical Modelling for Biotechnology Dr J Krishnan    
Asma Tahlawi Development of a Three-Di mensional Biomimicry for the Culture of Normal and Abnormal Haematopoietic Cells Professor Athanasios Mantalaris September 2013 November 2017
Naveed Tariq Model Based Analysis of Low Carbon Energy Pathways based on Natural Gas Professor Nilay Shah October 2012 October 2016
Quang Tran Sampling algorithms for Stochastic Programming using Importance Sampling and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Professor  Berc Rustem and Panos Parpas October 2011 June 2016
Chinedu K. Unamba Reciprocating-Piston Energy Conversion Technologies Dr Christos Markides March 2016 March 2019
Avinash Vijay Modelling Decentralised Energy Resources for Electricity System Balancing Dr Adam Hawkes     
Yukun Wang Set Theoretic Approaches in Estimation and Optimization of Large-Scale Process Systems Dr Benoit Chachuat October 2015 March 2019
Oliver Luke Watson Solvent Design for Pharmaceutical Processes Professor Amparo Galindo, Professor Claire Adjiman and Professor George Jackson October 2017 September 2020
Johannes Wiebe Real-time Prognosis for Fault Diagnosis using Data-Driven Dynamic Optimisation Dr Ruth Misener September 2017 September 2021
Declan Wilkinson  ***********New Student**********      
Martin T. White ***********New Student**********      
Ivan Ying Xuan Electricity Demand-Side Response From Heavy Industrial Loads Professor Nina Thornhill October 2015 October 2018
Marta A. Zagorowska Condition-based control systems taking account of stress on equipment Professor Nina Thornhill and Dr Charlotte Skourup from ABB Norway September 2016 September 2019
Lingru ( Lynn) Zheng

Molecular simulation and equation of state modelling of confined hydrocarbon fluids

Professor Erich Müller   October 2016  

April 2020

CPSE Imperial College PhD Students
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CPSE UCL PhD Students
Name                                                                               Thesis Title                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 SupervisorsStart DateFinish Date
Deemah Aljuhani Supply chain optimisation-based approaches using mathematical programming techniques Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou September 2016 September 2021
Amusat Oluwamayowa Design of Renewables-based Integrated Energy Systems for Stand-alone Continuous Processes Professor Eric Fraga November 2013 November 2016
Davide Bascone Modelling and Optimisation of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Professor Eric Fraga March 2015 March 2019
Matthew Booth Development of an automated turbidostat platform for the investigation and characterization of the effects of environmental and process parameters on the physiology and metabolism of green algae Dr Alexandros Kiparissides September 2017 September 2021
Andres Calderon Vargera Supply Chain Optimisation of Energy Systems Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou May 2013 April 2017
Artemis Charalampidou New Student...... Alexandros Kiparissides
Vasileios Charitopoulos Uncertainty-Aware Planning and Scheduling in the Process Industries Dr Vivek Dua and Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou September 2015 September 2019

Andres Chico

Optimisation model for the implementation of second generation biorefineries with economic, environmental and social objectives Professor Eric Fraga June 2018 May 2022

Charalampos Christodoulou

Modelling and Optimization of Absorption During Coating of Pharmaceutical Tablets Dr. Luca Mazzei, Prof. Eva Sorensen October 2015 October 2019
Matthew Thomas Darby First-Principles Simulations of Molecular Phenomena on Bimetallic Hydrogenation Catalysts Dr Michail Stamatakis October 2013 May 2016
Jude Ejeh    An optimization framework for the oil and gas supply chain Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou September 2016 September 2020
De Oliveira Filho  Development, implementation and application of a language for modeling uncertainty in design and process optimisation Professor Eric Fraga October 2015 September 2019
Ilaria Gimondi Molecular modelling of nucleation and polymorphic transformations of organic crystals Dr Matteo Salvalaglio November 2015 November 2019
Ioannis Gkioulekas   ***New Student*** Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou    
Victoria Gkoutzioupa A framework for the development, analysis and validation of mathematical models of upstream unit operations used in the production of recombinant proteins as part of an integrated whole bioprocess modelling platform Dr Alexandros Kiparissides September 2017 September 2021

Chunbing Huang

Stochastic Collisional Exchange Processes: Theoretical Investigation and Numerical Platform Development

Dr Federico Galvanin September 2017 September 2021
Elnaz Jamili Model-based optimal control of non-viral gene delivery Dr Vivek Dua and Dr Michail Stamatakis November 2012 October 2016
Mariya Koleva Optimisation of Wastewater Systems Professor Lazaros Papageorgiou March 2013 December 2016
Lukmaan Kolia
Development of a combined mathematical and experimental approach for the design, evaluation and optimization of algae based bioprocesses Dr Alexandros Kiparissides  October 2016 September 2020
Loukas Kollias Molecular Modelling of the Templated Growth of Hierarchical Materials Dr Matteo Salvalaglio September 2016 September 2019
Yunjie Liao Development and validation of a model of energy differential production across the liver sinusoid Professor David Bogleand Dr Nathan Davies (UCL Division of Medicine) October 2015 September 2019
Maximilian Lularevic A combined multi-scale modelling and experimental investigation of the effects of Lactate metabolism on mammalian cell bioprocessing Dr Alexandros Kiparissides October 2015 September 2019
Veselina Marinova Crystal growth of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Dr Matteo Salavaglio June 2016 June 2019
Funmilayo Olabode Parameter estimation using neural networks Dr Vivek Dua  January 2014   January 2019
Arun Pankajakshan Optimal design of experiments in microreactor platform for the automated identification of reaction kinetics Dr Federico Galvanin (primary) and Professor Asterios Gavriilidis (secondary) January 2017 January 2021
Konstantinos Papanikolaou ***New Student*** Dr Michail Stamatakis     
Carlos Perez-Galvan Global Optimisation of Dynamic Process Systems Professor David Bogle   January 2013  December 2016
Marco Quaglio Embracing uncertainty in the deterministic modelling of kinetic phenomena Dr Federico Galvanin September 2016 September 2019
Victor Sanchez Tarre A Combined Multi-Scale Modelling and Experimental Approach to Optimize Algal Culture Efficiency at the Metabolic, Process and Reactor Design Level Dr Alexandros Kiparissides and Dr Gary Lye  September 2015  September 2019
Ricardo Suarez-Heredia Development of an in-vitro - in-silico platform for the design and optimisation of metabolically balanced nutrient supplementations in mammalian cell cultures Dr Alexandros Kyparissidis April 2016 March 2020
Cristian Triana Heat Integration for Bioethanol Process from Lingocellulosic Biomass Professor Eric Fraga and Professor Eva Sørensen October 2011 June 2016
Aikaterini Tsatse Reactive Distillation: Modelling and mitigation strategies Professor Eva Sørensen and Dr Matteo Salvalaglio
March 2017 March 2020
Carmen Wouters Optimal Design and Regulation of Residential Distributed Energy Systems Professor Eric Fraga  February 2013  February 2017
CPSE UCL PhD Students
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