Imperial College London

Prof Amparo Galindo

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Physical Chemistry



+44 (0)20 7594 5606a.galindo




310ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus






Date Role
2011- Professor of Physical Chemistry
2006-2011 Reader in Physical Chemistry
2002-2006 Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
2000-2005 EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow
1999 EU TMR Fellow, University of Patras (Greece) / Imperial College London: "Molecular design of functional liquid crystals"
1998 ICI Senior Research Fellow, University of Sheffield: "Phase equilibria of electrolyte solutions"
1997-1998 Invited Post-doctoral Research Staff, Delft Technical University
1996-1997 BP Operating Company Limited: "Multifield optimisation using simulated annealing techniques"
1993-1996 PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Sheffield. Thesis title: "Prediction of the phase equilibria of associating systems using the SAFT approach"
1993 BSc Chemistry, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Research Interests

My research interests are two-fold: the development of statistical mechanical approaches for complex systems, and their application to processes relevant to industry. The tools of statistical mechanics and computer simulations offer a privileged molecular perspective of increasingly complex systems. My interest in this field is to develop fundamental approaches to contribute to the understanding of experimental systems, with a special focus on chemical processes. The goal is to be able to truly predict complex phase behaviour. The types of problems I am interested in at the moment include charged systems, near-critical and supercritical separations, mixtures of polymers and liquid crystals, and solid phases of chain molecules. The impact and exposure of this work is maximised through collaborative efforts in which the aim is to promote the transfer of the theoretical developments into tools for the design and synthesis of chemical processes and products.



Molecular Systems Engineering


Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Forte E, Llovell F, Vega LF, et al., 2011, Application of a renormalization-group treatment to the statistical associating fluid theory for potentials of variable range (SAFT-VR), Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol:134, ISSN:0021-9606

Mac Dowell N, Llovell F, Adjiman CS, et al., 2010, Modeling the Fluid Phase Behavior of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Solutions of Monoethanolamine Using Transferable Parameters with the SAFT-VR Approach, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:49, ISSN:0888-5885, Pages:1883-1899

Lymperiadis A, Adjiman CS, Jackson G, et al., 2008, A generalisation of the SAFT-gamma group contribution method for groups comprising multiple spherical segments, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Vol:274, ISSN:0378-3812, Pages:85-104

Cuetos A, Galindo A, Jackson G, 2008, Thermotropic Biaxial Liquid Crystalline Phases in a Mixture of Attractive Uniaxial Rod and Disk Particles, Physical Review Letters, Vol:101, ISSN:0031-9007

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