Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Reader in Chemical Engineering



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  • 2020 Best Second Year Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2020
  • 2019 Lecturer of the Year Outstanding Contribution Award, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2019
  • The President's Award for Outstanding Research Team - The Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Centre, Imperial College London, 2018
  • 2016 | IAS Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Society, International Adsorption Society, 2016
  • 2014 | Top 10 cited papers in Advances in Water Resources 2012-2013: Pini R. et al. (2012) Capillary pressure and heterogeneity for the CO2/water system in sandstone rocks at reservoir conditions, 38: 48-59., Advances in Water Resources, 2014
  • 2013 | William H. Brigham Memorial Award for Best Department Citizen, Department of Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford (USA), 2013
  • 2010 | ABB research award 2010 for PhD thesis in the field of Energy Technology, ABB, Zurich, Switzerland, 2010
  • 2009 | Award for Best Contribution, 8th Euroconference of Rock Physics and Geomechanics, Ascona, Switzerland, 2009

External Positions

  • Member of the expert panel, Expert Panel at for the International Conference on Greenhouse GasControl Technologies, International Conference on Greenhouse GasControl Technologies

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, International Adsorption Society
  • Member, International Society of Porous Media
  • Member, UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Chemical Engineering Data, Associate Editor, 2021
  • The Journal of the International Adsorption Society, Editorial Board, 2018