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Research interests

MSc (Sc), PhD (Eng), DrSc


Dr Pawel Plucinski studied for an MSc (Eng) in Chemical Engineering at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, and a PhD at the same university. He moved to the Technical University of Munich in 1986. He has worked at Bath since 1998.


Pawel's main area of the research is the kinetics of reactions in heterogeneous (liquid/liquid, gas/liquid and gas/liquid/solid) systems. This includes catalysis and separation, application of compartmentalised structures (micelles, microemulsions, and soft interfaces) for reactions and separations, and catalytic processes using compact multichannel reactors.

His research involves kinetic investigations of mass transfer and chemical reactions to understand the mechanisms and limitations of such complex processes, and then transfer of gained knowledge into the design of equipment and modelling and optimisation of investigated processes.

Teaching interests

  • Chemical Engineering Skills and Practice 1 
  • Process dynamics, modelling and control
  • Advanced chemical engineering
  • Microprocess engineering

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Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Continuous-flow liquid-phase dehydrogenation of 1,4-cyclohexanedione in a structured multichannel reactor

Ashraf, M. A., Tan, J., Davidson, M. G., Bull, S., Hutchby, M., Mattia, D. & Plucinski, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Reaction Chemistry & Engineering. 4, 1, p. 27-40 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
25 Downloads (Pure)

Synthesis, radiolabelling and in vitro imaging of multifunctional nanoceramics

Lledos, M., Mirabello, V., Sarpaki, S., Ge, H., Smugowski, H. J., Carroll, L., Aboagye, E. O., Aigbirhio, F. I., Botchway, S. W., Dilworth, J. R., Gonzalez Calatayud, D., Plucinski, P., Price, G. & Pascu, S., 1 Apr 2018, In : ChemNanoMat. 4, 4, p. 361-372 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Imaging techniques
Silicon Dioxide
Molecular imaging
12 Citations (Scopus)
74 Downloads (Pure)

Kinetics of CO2 Hydrogenation to Hydrocarbons over Iron-Silica Catalysts

Owen, R., Mattia, D., Plucinski, P. & Jones, M., 1 Nov 2017, In : ChemPhysChem. 18, 22, p. 3211-3218 201700422.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Carbon Monoxide
Silicon Dioxide


Catalytic Conversion of Terpene Feedstocks into value-added Chemicals and Commodity Chemicals

Author: Cunningham, W., 20 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Bull, S. (Supervisor) & Plucinski, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Catalytic synthesis and modification of heterocycles

Author: Mahy, W., 18 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Frost, C. (Supervisor) & Plucinski, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Development of Catalyst Characterisation Techniques

Author: Gopinathan, N., 4 Feb 2013

Supervisor: Rigby, S. (Supervisor), Greaves, M. (Supervisor), Plucinski, P. (Supervisor) & Lowe, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Downhole Gasification (DHG) For Improved Oil Recovery

Author: Sanchez Monsalve, D., 24 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Plucinski, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Formulation of nano-structured emulsions for use in food and healthcare applications

Author: Elahi, S., 18 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Arnot, T. (Supervisor) & Plucinski, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD