Research into Multi-scale Examination of MultiPHase physIcs in flowS (MEMPHIS)

Prof Panagiota Angeli FIChemE, RAEng Exxon-Mobil Fellow, received her Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1990, where she subsequently remained for a further period as a Research Assistant. Following this she joined Imperial College in 1992 where she studied for a PhD in Chemical Engineering specialising in Multiphase Flows. Prof Angeli joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL in February 1996.

Prof Angeli’s research focuses on the fundamental understanding of the flow and transport phenomena of two-phase systems. To facilitate this understanding she is involved in the development of diagnostics techniques that enable their study and lead to the formulation of models that predict their behaviour. She is particularly interested in the flow of liquid-liquid mixtures relevant to oil production and transportation in large pipelines and the flow and mass transfer characteristics of two-phase gas-liquid and liquid-liquid reaction and separation systems in intensified and small scale units. These two-phase flows underpin processes in a wide range of industries spanning from energy (oil and nuclear) to speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods. Her group has developed advanced instrumentation for flow field diagnostics [hot film, tomography, electrical probes, particle image velocimetry (PIV)] that have enabled some of the first ever high-resolution measurements of turbulence, drop sizes and of interfacial wave characteristics during transition from separated to dispersed flows. Prof Angeli has published over a 100 research articles, (co-)authored 3 book chapters and is guest editor of a Nuclear Process Engineering Special Issue by the Chem. Eng. Res. Design Journal. In 2011 she was recently awarded a Leverhulme/RAEng Senior Research Fellowship.

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