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MSc (Sc), PhD (Eng), DrSc

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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.

Research

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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Research Output

1 Citation (Scopus)

Shedding Light Onto the Nature of Iron Decorated Graphene and Graphite Oxide Nanohybrids for CO2 Conversion at Atmospheric Pressure

Owen, R., Cortezon Tamarit, F., Gonzalez Calatayud, D., Evans, E. A., Mitchell, S. I. J., Mao, B., Palomares, F. J., Mitchels, J., Plucinski, P., Mattia, D., Jones, M. & Pascu, S., 14 Feb 2020, In : ChemistryOpen. 9, 2, p. 242-252 11 p.

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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.

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    Thesis

    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

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    Catalytic synthesis and modification of heterocycles

    Author: Mahy, W., 18 Feb 2016

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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    Catalytic upgrading and valorization of biorenewable monoterpenoid feedstocks

    Author: Tibbetts, J., 13 May 2020

    Supervisor: Bull, S. (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

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    Downhole Gasification (DHG) For Improved Oil Recovery

    Author: Sanchez Monsalve, D., 24 Oct 2014

    Supervisor: Plucinski, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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