Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Prof in Engineering Science & Applied Mathematics



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Miss Jessica Baldock +44 (0)20 7594 5699




516ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





Teacher, 2nd year Knowledge Labs consultant. (Undergraduate)

Demonstrator, Foundation Lab - Poster Briefing and Poster Competition and Assessment. (Undergraduate)

Academic Training Programme

"Dynamics of a Reactive Falling Film," Microgravity Research Center, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 5-6, 2005.

"Thin Films in the Presence of Chemical Reactions," Applied Mathematics Seminars for Postgraduate Students, School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, UK, March 15, 2016.

Advanced School on ``Thin Films of Soft Matter", International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, July 18-22, 2005. Co-organiser with Uwe Thiele (Muenster Univ.),

Summer School on "Mathematical Approaches to Complex Fluids," part of the programme``Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Complex Fluids and Active Media in Evolving Domains," Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, 2013. Lecture on "Recent progress on the moving contact line problem".,

Summer School on Bifurcation and Instabilities in Interfacial Complex Fluid Flows, June 21--July 2, 2010, El Escorial, Madrid. Co-organiser with Uwe Thiele (Muenster Univ.) and Edgar Knobloch (UC at Berkeley),

Dynamical Systems in Chemical Engineering - CENG97013


To develop a fundamental understanding of nonlinear dynamical systems which in turn are key to understanding of complex phenomena both in nature and in a variety of technological processes in chemical and biological engineering.

The objective of this course is to introduce, develop and apply the basic elements of modern mathematical techniques in particular those of nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation and bifurcation theory. The aim is to expose the students to the basic analytical and numerical tools required for understanding of nonlinear dynamical systems that exhibit complex dynamics in time and/or space. More specifically: multiple coexisting states and hysteresis, onset of oscillations, and aperiodic and chaotic behaviour.

Examples include applications from chemical and biological engineering such as kinetics of autocatalytic and enzyme reactions, exothermic processes and population dynamics. Many such phenomena can be described by relatively simple representative equations that retain essential features of the system, and can be applied for qualitative description of various phenomena in problems of different origin.

Towards the end of the course, some advanced topics are covered, e.g. chaotic dynamical systems and stochastic processes.


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Mathematics Fundamentals - CENG40007


The module introduces mathematics as a logical and structured discipline. It aims to ensure that students acquire the mathematical knowledge and skills required for first year chemical engineering. The module provides a basis for the more advanced mathematical techniques required in later years of the programme. 


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