I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemical Engineering. As part of my Ph.D., I am investigating the thermo-hydraulic behaviour of chlorides and fluorides melts in the generation IV, molten salt nuclear reactors. On a broader prospective, my research interests focus on the thermochemistry of molten salts and their implementation for efficient energy production.
I received my Batchelor degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pisa in 2011 and I joined Imperial College for a Master degree (2011-2012) and a Ph.D. (2013).
Outside my research, I enjoy climbing, urban exploration and, in general, all the group activities which are somewhat curious and adventurous.
Le Brun N, Hewitt GF, Markides CN, 2017, Transient freezing of molten salts in pipe-flow systems: Application to the direct reactor auxiliary cooling system (DRACS), Applied Energy, Vol:186, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:56-67
et al., 2016, On the drag reduction effect and shear stability of improved acrylamide copolymers for enhanced hydraulic fracturing, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol:146, ISSN:0009-2509, Pages:135-143
Le Brun N, Markides CN, 2015, A Galinstan-Filled Capillary Probe for Thermal Conductivity Measurements and Its Application to Molten Eutectic -- (HTS) up to 700 K, International Journal of Thermophysics, Vol:36, ISSN:0195-928X, Pages:3222-3238
Le Brun N, Markides CN, 2016, Framework for the Energetic Assessment of South and South-East Asia Fixed Chimney Bull's Trench Kiln, 3th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA), E D P SCIENCES, ISSN:2261-236X
Le Brun N, Markides CN, 2016, A Transient Model for Simulating the Freezing Process of Molten-salt Coolants, 3th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA), E D P SCIENCES, ISSN:2261-236X