Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Transport Phenomena



+44 (0)20 7594 7352v.vesovic




2.33Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus







  • Professor of Transport Phenomena, Imperial College 2011-date
  • Reader in Transport Phenomena, Imperial College 2007-2011
  • Senior Lecturer, Imperial College  1998-2007
  • Lecturer, Imperial College  1993-1998
  • Research Associate, Imperial College  1986-1993
  • Research Associate, IHTM, Belgrade  1982-1986
  • PhD Chemical Engineering, Imperial College  1982
  • BSc(Eng.) Chemical Engineering, Imperial College  1978

Recent Measures of Esteem

  • 2007- Member Executive Advisory Board Al-Masdar meeting, Abu Dhabi
  • 2007 US Congress Expert Panel on safety involving terrorist attacks on LNG tankers
  • 2002 Organising committee 16th European Thermophysical Properties Conference, London

Research Interests

Velisa Vesovic’s core research interest is in the understanding and modelling of  transport phenomena of relevance to the chemical, petrochemical and environmental engineering community, by recourse to a rigorous, fundamental description of the underlying physics. The term transport phenomena is here understood in its broadest sense and the research undertaken  covers a wide range of disciplines. At one end of the spectrum is fundamental research into the understanding of how the molecular interactions influence and govern the macroscopic observables, namely transport coefficients. At the other, is the applied research into modelling the transport/dispersion of species, within fluid media, associated with petroleum reservoir exploitation, industrial operations or accidental releases.

Current Research Interests

  • calculation of transport properties of polyatomic gases from intermolecular potentials;
  • modelling viscosity of fluid mixtures at high pressures;
  • modelling diffusion coefficients (thermal & mass) at high pressures;
  • modelling  transport phenomena within oil reservoirs (with special emphasis on condensates and heavy oil);
  • modelling spreading and vaporization of LNG on water;

He has published over eighty papers and reviews in refereed scientific literature. He acts as a consultant to the chemical and petrochemical industry in the fields of computational modelling and transport phenomena.



Malta JÁMSC, Calabrese C, Nguyen T-B, et al., 2020, Measurements and modelling of the viscosity of six synthetic crude oil mixtures, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Vol:505, ISSN:0378-3812

Bresme F, Vesovic V, Bataller H, et al., 2019, Topical issue on thermal non-equilibrium phenomena in soft matter, The European Physical Journal E: Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Vol:42, ISSN:1292-8941

Huerta F, Vesovic V, 2019, Analytical solutions for the isobaric evaporation of pure cryogens in storage tanks, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol:143, ISSN:0017-9310

Braibanti M, Artola P-A, Baaske P, et al., 2019, European Space Agency experiments on thermodiffusion of fluid mixtures in space, European Physical Journal E, Vol:42, ISSN:1292-8941

Huerta F, Vesovic V, 2019, Predicting the viscosity of liquid mixtures consisting of n-alkane, alkylbenzene and cycloalkane species based on molecular description, Fluid Phase Equilibria, Vol:487, ISSN:0378-3812, Pages:58-70

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