Imperial College London

Paulina Quintanilla

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Academic Visitor
 
 
 
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Contact

 

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Location

 

Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

I am a Lecturer in Process Systems Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Brunel University London, and an academic visitor at Imperial College London.  My expertise lies in dynamic modelling for model-based control strategies and optimisation, with experimental validation. 

  • Feb 2023: PhD in Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. 

Thesis: Dynamic physics-based flotation models for effective predictive control. 

Thesis: Analysis of the effect of pressure and porosity on diffusion-controlled leaching.

Awards

  • IChemE Global Awards 2022 - Young researcher finalist, Institution of Chemical Engineers, 2022. 
  • Best Poster Award, Society of Chemical Industry, London, United Kingdom, June 2022.
  • MEI Young Person's Award 2021Award for outstanding contribution to minerals engineering by a young person in 2021, Minerals Engineering International, March 2022.
  • Messel Scholarship 2020, Society of Chemical Industry, London, United Kingdom, June 2020.
  • Best Graduated Chemical Engineer 2017, Colegio de Ingenieros de Chile A.G (National Engineering College), Chile, April 2018.
  • Best Graduated Chemical Engineer 2017, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile, December 2017. 
  • Student's Top List ("Lista de honor") from 2011 to 2016 -  Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Quintanilla P, Neethling SJ, Navia D, et al., 2021, A dynamic flotation model for predictive control incorporating froth physics. Part I: Model development, Minerals Engineering, Vol:173, ISSN:0892-6875, Pages:1-23

Quintanilla P, Neethling SJ, Mesa D, et al., 2021, A dynamic flotation model for predictive control incorporating froth physics. Part II: Model calibration and validation, Minerals Engineering, Vol:173, ISSN:0892-6875, Pages:1-15

Quintanilla P, Neethling SJ, Brito-Parada PR, 2021, Modelling for froth flotation control: A review, Minerals Engineering, Vol:162, ISSN:0892-6875

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