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: Research Fellow - Chemical Engineering Research
Telephone: 020 7815 7906

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

Dr Claire Benson

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7921

Claire is a researcher in fire suppression systems, oxygen system explosions, and fire safety science. She is currently working as part of the CleanSky2 EFFICIENT project on green fire suppression for aircraft.

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

Dr Achilleas Constantinou

Job title: 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 Petroleum 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 Petroleum Engineering.

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 Paul Holborn

Job title: 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 Fatemeh Jahanzad

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7624

Fatemeh has research interests in polymer reaction engineering, polymer nanoparticles, emulsions and emulsification techniques and is the Course Director of BEng Chemical and Process Engineering and BTEC HND Chemical Engineering.

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: 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

Telephone: 020 7815 7122

Dr Helen Turnell is an oil and gas subsurface consultant with UK and international management experience. Her career evolved from geophysical research and technological applications for acreage/prospect evaluation, to licence management and a series of global project management/QA roles for corporate BP.

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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