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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Fall 2019 Seminar

Event Date 

October 30, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm


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.

Short Biography

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