Francisco Malaret is currently pursuing a PhD in the Chemical Engineering Department at Imperial College London under the supervision of Dr. Jason Hallett. His research is about the industrial application of ionic liquids (ILs) for complex separations, including: lignocellulosic-biomass fractionation and liquid-liquid extraction processes.
In order to successfully implement IL-based processes at large scale, suitable constructions materials are needed. In collaboration with Dr. Kyra Campbell, Mr. Malaret has worked to assess the compatibility of metallic materials with ionic liquids. They are investigating the corrosion behaviour of metals in ILs as well as the products formed (nano/micro materials).
Before returning to academia, Mr. Malaret worked in France for eight years as a senior process engineer in the oil and gas, specialising in onshore LNG and FLNG projects. His experience ranges from conceptual studies to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC).
Mr. Malaret earned a BScEng degree in chemical engineering and a BSc degree in chemistry, graduating cum laude from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela. He also holds an MS degree in oil refining from the IFP School in France.
Please contact Mr. Malaret for consultancy services and research collaborations.
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