Imperial College London

DrGeraldineTorin Ollarves

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

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I am a Research Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial. I obtained my Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Carabobo (Venezuela) and my MSc and PhD degrees in Engineering Thermodynamics of Fluids from the University of Valladolid (Spain). I held “Iberoamérica y Asia” and “Erasmus Mundus” scholarships during my MSc and PhD studies, respectively; and I have taught at different Venezuelan universities.

 My research interests are focused on fundamental understanding of the thermophysical properties of complex fluids of industrial interest. Systems studies include reformulated fuels, hydrogen, toxic gases such as H2S, solvents and crude oils under high-pressure high-temperature conditions. I was a lead researcher in two successfully-completed industry-funded projects in which two bespoke apparatus were designed and built to evaluate several thermophysical properties of complex fluids. Currently, I am the lead researcher in the ACT project “Enabling a Low-Carbon Economy via Hydrogen and CCS”, where I am studying the solubility of hydrogen in brine systems at storage reservoir conditions