Implementing new processes or improving existing ones requires deep understanding into the molecular and macroscopic phenomena that control a process. My research aims at achieving such insights through the combined use of tailored lab experiments, numerical simulations, and mathematical modelling. My areas of interests are chemical separation processes, thermochemical conversion of fuels, and processes involving particles suspended in a liquids.
I have experience in adsorption and continuous chromatography, packed bed modeling, industrial crystallization, characterization of particulate systems, and population balance modeling. I intensely worked on aggregation and fragmentation of suspended particles in turbulence which I studied both experimentally and through the use of refined numerical techniques, ranging from CFD to Stokesian dynamics and discrete element methods. Currently, I am working on carbon capture by absorption which has seen a strong revival in the Nordic countries in recent years.
I am active as a teacher and have teaching experience in nearly all fields of chemical engineering, including reaction engineering, separation processes, process design and flow sheeting, and mathematical methods. Currently, I am in charge of transport phenomena within the study programTeknisk kemi/Chemical Engineering for Energy and Environment.