Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Visiting Researcher







ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





My current research looks specifically at questions involving carbon capture and storage process. In particular I am studying the thermodynamic properties of CO2 mixtures relevant to carbon dioxide storage as well as enhance oil and gas production. In an earlier step of my postdoctoral career I have worked in the functionalization of materials in supercritical fluids for applications in CO2 capture or catalysis.  Moreover, during my PhD, I conducted fundamental and applied research on supercritical fluids in the field of Green Chemistry.


  • 2014 -present:  Research Fellow, Dep Chemical Engineering, Imperial College of London (UK)
  • 2012-2014:  Research Fellow, Dep. Physical Chemistry I, University Complutense of Madrid (Spain)
  • 2009-2012:  Research Associate, School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham (Uk)
  • 2003-2008: PhD in Green Chemistry, Dep. Physical Chemistry I, University Complutense of Madrid (Spain)



Efika EC, Hoballah R, Li X, et al., 2016, Saturated phase densities of (CO2 + H2O) at temperatures from (293 to 450) K and pressures up to 64 MPa, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, Vol:93, ISSN:1096-3626, Pages:347-359

Tenorio M-J, Parrott AJ, Calladine JA, et al., 2015, Measurement of the vapour–liquid equilibrium of binary and ternary mixtures of CO2, N2 and H2, systems which are of relevance to CCS technology, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol:41, ISSN:1750-5836, Pages:68-81

Sánchez-Vicente Y, Stevens LA, Pando C, et al., 2015, A new sustainable route in supercritical CO2 to functionalize silica SBA-15 with 3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane as material for carbon capture, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol:264, ISSN:1385-8947, Pages:886-898

Ke J, Parrott AJ, Sanchez-Vicente Y, et al., 2014, New phase equilibrium analyzer for determination of the vapor-liquid equilibrium of carbon dioxide and permanent gas mixtures for carbon capture and storage, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol:85, ISSN:0034-6748

Sánchez-Vicente Y, Pando C, Cortijo M, et al., 2014, Chemical surface modification of mesoporous silica SBA-15 with a tertiary aminosilane using supercritical carbon dioxide, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol:193, ISSN:1387-1811, Pages:145-153

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