Our staff

Engineering staff firmly believe in the importance of an applied approach.

Dr Elsa Aristodemou

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7126

Elsa is course director of the Integrated Sciences for Sustainability programme and teaches on modules at all levels in the Chemical and Petroleum Engineering area.

Dr Anna-Karin Axelsson

Job title: Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7913

Anna-Karin has over twenty years of expertise in the field of functional materials and engineering.

Dr Paul Battersby

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7906

Paul's research is in Explosion and Fires and his current research interests include hydrogen safety and reaction calorimetry.

Dr Maria Astrid Centeno

Job title: Petroleum Engineering Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7948

Mrs Maria Astrid Centeno is the course director of the MSc Petroleum Engineering course, as well as the integrity coordinator of the division of Chemical and Energy Engineering

Cathal Clancy

Job title: Student Administrator
Telephone: 020 7815 7102

Dr Achilleas Constantinou

Job title: Visiting Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7185

Dr Constantinou specialises in Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering, and in particular in the design of multiphase reactors, in order to intensify and improve their performances.

Dr Pedro Diaz

Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7953

Dr Diaz specialises in reservoir engineering, specifically in the areas of fluid–fluid and fluid–rock interactions, formation damage, and oil recovery methods. In academia he has researched in the areas of nano-materials, and enhanced oil recovery methods.

Prof. Steve Dunn

Job title: Head of Chemical and Energy Engineering.
Telephone: 020 7815 7183

Professor Steve Dunn has a research background in the processing of functional ceramics and hybrid systems and is now Head of Chemical and Energy Engineering.

Dr Abdelhamid Fenghour

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Energy Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7127

Dr Fenghour lectures on process control, process safety and process design.

Andrew Fergusson-Rees

Job title: Senior Lecturer; Course Director, MEng/BEng Petroleum Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7972

Andrew's research interests are in multi-phase fluid flow associated with well performance and also heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering.

Dr Chiara Gattinoni

Job title: Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Dr Gattinoni is a computational scientist with a background in Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering.

Dr Paul Holborn

Job title: Senior Research Fellow
Telephone: 020 7815 7980

Paul's research interests are in modelling of fire and explosions, hydrogen gas safety, sprinkler/mist suppression systems and the statistical analysis of fire data.

Dr Jim Ingram

Job title: Senior Research Fellow
Telephone: 020 7815 7980

Dr. Jim Ingram graduated with a degree in Applied Chemistry from Brunel University in 1989. He then Joined the Explosion and Fire Research Group at London South Bank University and was awarded a PhD in the development of instrumentation for and investigation of residual fuel oil flammability hazards in ships bunker tanks in 1995. Subsequently he took a post as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow within the EFRG and has been involved in a number of projects both conducting research and producing safety guidance on behalf of a number of organisations.

Dr Fatemeh Jahanzad

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7624

Dr Jahanzad is the head of teaching and learning in Chemical and Energy Engineering (CEE) Division. She is responsible for smooth running of teaching and learning activities in CEE and works closely with the head of division to meet all quality assurance requirements for CEE courses.

She specialises in emulsions and polymer reaction engineering, with interests in emulsifications techniques and microfluidics.

Dr Suela Kellici

Job title: Associate Professor / Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Telephone: 020 7815 7983

Suela's background is in Chemistry and Materials Science, in particular Nanotechnology.

Prof. Basu Saha

Job title: Visiting Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7190

Basu's research interests are in Greener and Sustainable Chemical Technology, Continuous Flow Reactions, Conversion of carbon-dioxide to Values Added Chemicals and Fuels.

Dr Helen Turnell

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7122

A geophysicist by background, Helen is focussed on applying technical skills required to study the Earth to a range of decarbonisation disciplines.

Dr Donglin Zhao

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7917

Dr Zhao has wide interests in fundamental research on mass and heat transfer in multiphase systems. Oxyfuel combustion, H2 production and flow assurance in pipeline are his current research areas.

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