Perlstein Hall - Auditorium, Room 131
10 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, IL 60616
“A Chemical Engineering Approach to Large-Scale Process Challenges”
Nicolas von Solms, Associate Professor
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Many societal challenges in energy and materials require collaboration across disciplines and national boundaries. Because of the scale of operation of many chemical and energy processes, a process engineering approach provides potential for greatly increased energy and material efficiency. In this talk I will give examples of process engineering (and green) solutions in the area of CCUS, refrigeration engineering, polymer technology and energy resources engineering. While several chemical engineering fundamentals will be touched on, a more-or-less common thread in the work is the development and application of thermodynamic tools based on theory and experiment.
Nicolas von Solms is Associate Professor in the department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) working in the areas of: Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria; Gas Hydrates; Polymer Technology; and Carbon Capture and Storage. His work uses theory and modelling as well as experiments from lab to pilot scale to solve problems using a process engineering approach. He holds degrees from the University of Cape Town (BSc Eng), Imperial College (MSc Eng) and Rutgers University (PhD) and was a postdoctoral scholar at U.C. Berkeley. He has published 110+ papers in peer reviewed journals.
Light refreshments will be served