Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Visiting Professor







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Gonzalo Guillén Gosálbez
Reader in Process Systems Engineering
Centre for Process Systems Engineering
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Phone number: 44 (0)20 7594 1478
Roderic Hill Building, C612
London SW7 2BY, United Kingdom

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10/2001-12/2005 PhD in Chemical and Process Systems Engineering
Excellent cum Laude and European Doctor Mention
Top Doctoral Student Award (best PhD student at UPC)
Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, UPC (Barcelona, Spain)

10/1996-07/2001 BEng and MEng in Chemical Engineering
Top National Student Award in Chemical Engineering (best GPA in Spain, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science)
University of Murcia (Murcia, Spain)

Professional experience

03/2016-onwards Reader (Associate Professor) in Process Systems Engineering Department of Chemical Engineering
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Leader of the ES2-Lab (Engineering Sustainable Solutions Laboratory)
My research lies in the interface between Chemical Engineering, Operations Research and Environmental Engineering. Areas of particular interest include:
• Multi-objective optimization of sustainable processes considering life cycle assessment principles.
• Stochastic programming and multi-criteria decision-making under uncertainty.
• Design and planning of energy systems.

09/2014-03/2016 Senior Lecturer
School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
The University of Manchester (Manchester, UK)
Leader of the research group CAPSE-Lab (Computer Aided Process Systems Engineering Laboratory)

09/2010-09/2014 Associate Professor
Director of the Chemical Engineering Studies
Department of Chemical Engineering
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)

1/2008-9/2010 Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain)

10/2006-1/2008 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering (supervised by Prof. Ignacio E. Grossmann)
Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, US)

1/2006-10/2006 Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Chemical Engineering
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Limleamthong P, Gonzalez-Miquel M, Papadokonstantakis S, et al., 2016, Multi-criteria screening of chemicals considering thermodynamic and life cycle assessment metrics via data envelopment analysis: application to CO2 capture, Green Chemistry, Vol:18, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:6468-6481

Cristobal J, Limleamthong P, Manfredi S, et al., 2016, Methodology for combined use of data envelopment analysis and life cycle assessment applied to food waste management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:135, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:158-168

Cadavid-Giraldo N, Velez-Gallego MC, Guillen-Gosalbez G, 2016, Technology Updating Decisions for Improving the Environmental Performance of an Operating Supply Chain: A Multiobjective Optimization Model for the Cement Industry, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:55, ISSN:0888-5885, Pages:12287-12300

Tulus V, Boer D, Cabeza LF, et al., 2016, Enhanced thermal energy supply via central solar heating plants with seasonal storage: A multi-objective optimization approach, Applied Energy, Vol:181, ISSN:0306-2619, Pages:549-561

Carreras J, Pozo C, Boer D, et al., 2016, Systematic approach for the life cycle multi-objective optimization of buildings combining objective reduction and surrogate modeling, Energy and Buildings, Vol:130, ISSN:0378-7788, Pages:506-518

Pascual-Gonzalez J, Jimenez-Esteller L, Guillen-Gosalbez G, et al., 2016, Macro-Economic Multi-Objective Input-Output Model for Minimizing CO2 Emissions: Application to the US Economy, AICHE Journal, Vol:62, ISSN:0001-1541, Pages:3639-3656

Galan-Martin A, Vaskan P, Anton A, et al., 2016, Multi-objective optimization of rainfed and irrigated agricultural areas considering production and environmental criteria: a case study of wheat production in Spain, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:140, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:816-830

Ezequiel Santibanez-Aguilar J, Guillen-Gosalbez G, Morales-Rodriguez R, et al., 2016, Financial Risk Assessment and Optimal Planning of Biofuels Supply Chains under Uncertainty, Bioenergy Research, Vol:9, ISSN:1939-1234, Pages:1053-1069

Guillen Gosalbez G, Galán-Martín A, Stamford L, et al., 2016, Enhanced data envelopment analysis for sustainability assessment: a novel methodology and application to electricity technologies, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol:90, ISSN:0098-1354, Pages:188-200

Carreras J, Boer D, Cabeza LF, et al., 2016, Eco-costs evaluation for the optimal design of buildings with lower environmental impact, Energy and Buildings, Vol:119, ISSN:0378-7788, Pages:189-199

Ewertowska A, Galan-Martin A, Guillen-Gosalbez G, et al., 2016, Assessment of the environmental efficiency of the electricity mix of the top European economies via data envelopment analysis, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol:116, ISSN:0959-6526, Pages:13-22

Fernando Lira-Barragan L, Maria Ponce-Ortega J, Guillen-Gosalbez G, et al., 2016, Optimal Water Management under Uncertainty for Shale Gas Production, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:55, ISSN:0888-5885, Pages:1322-1335

Copado-Mendez PJ, Pozo C, Guillen-Gosalbez G, et al., 2015, Enhancing the is an element of-constraint method through the use of objective reduction and random sequences: Application to environmental problems, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol:87, ISSN:0098-1354, Pages:36-48

Guillen-Gosalbez G, Miro A, Alves R, et al., 2013, Identification of regulatory structure and kinetic parameters of biochemical networks via mixed-integer dynamic optimization, BMC Systems Biology, Vol:7, ISSN:1752-0509

Pozo C, Guillen-Gosalbez G, Sorribas A, et al., 2012, Identifying the Preferred Subset of Enzymatic Profiles in Nonlinear Kinetic Metabolic Models via Multiobjective Global Optimization and Pareto Filters, PLOS One, Vol:7, ISSN:1932-6203

Miro A, Pozo C, Guillen-Gosalbez G, et al., 2012, Deterministic global optimization algorithm based on outer approximation for the parameter estimation of nonlinear dynamic biological systems, BMC Bioinformatics, Vol:13, ISSN:1471-2105

Pozo C, Marin-Sanguino A, Alves R, et al., 2011, Steady-state global optimization of metabolic non-linear dynamic models through recasting into power-law canonical models, Bmc Systems Biology, Vol:5

Sorribas A, Pozo C, Vilaprinyo E, et al., 2010, Optimization and evolution in metabolic pathways: Global optimization techniques in Generalized Mass Action models, Journal of Biotechnology, Vol:149, ISSN:0168-1656, Pages:141-153

Guillen-Gosalbez G, Sorribas A, 2009, Identifying quantitative operation principles in metabolic pathways: a systematic method for searching feasible enzyme activity patterns leading to cellular adaptive responses, BMC Bioinformatics, Vol:10, ISSN:1471-2105

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