Imperial College London

Dr Kyra Sedransk Campbell

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

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Kyra Sedransk Campbell is currently a Royal Society - EPSRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow (2016-2020) in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Prior to this, she joined the department as a post-doctoral research associate working with Daryl Williams on work sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This position followed the completion of her PhD from the University of Cambridge Department of Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Geoff Moggridge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (USA). Prior to this, Kyra received her SB from MIT, also in Chemical Engineering, for which she completed an undergraduate thesis under the direction of Karen Gleason.

The Campbell research group is focused around understanding how materials change, addressing three areas: degradation of liquids and solids, corrosion, and foaming of solutions. Research ranges from highly fundamental and theoretical to immediately applicable industrially, with a current emphasis on carbon capture. Please visit the research page for more information.

Open Positions:

I am offering a studentship through the SSCP DTP on Realizing a Greener Waste Treatment: Determining Suitable Infrastructure Materials ( These are fully funded placements, though please consider the eligibility requirements. If you are interested in making an application for this project, please contact me directly (


The Department of Chemical Engineering has applications open for Departmental PhD Studentships ( These are fully funded placements for outstanding students. If you are interested in making an application to work with me through this, or other schemes, please contact me (

Erasmus and other unpaid internship opportunities are available. Please be in touch with me directly, including a cover letter and CV.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Yu LCY, Campbell KLS, Williams DR, 2016, Carbon steel corrosion in piperazine-promoted blends under CO2 capture conditions, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:55, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:144-152

Yu LCY, Campbell KLS, Williams DR, 2016, Using carbon steel in the stripper and reboiler for post-Combustion CO2 capture with aqueous amine blends, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:51, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:380-393

Campbell KLS, Zhao Y, Hall JJ, et al., 2016, The effect of CO2-loaded amine solvents on the corrosion of a carbon steel stripper, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:47, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:376-385

Lapidot T, Sedransk Campbell KL, Heng JY, 2016, Model for interpreting surface crystallization using quartz crystal microbalance: theory and experiments, Analytical Chemistry, Vol:88, ISSN:1086-4377, Pages:4886-4893

Campbell KLS, Lapidot T, Williams DR, 2015, Foaming of CO2-loaded amine solvents degraded thermally under stripper conditions, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:54, ISSN:1520-5045, Pages:7751-7755

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