Dr Laura Torrente Murciano

Laura Torrente Murciano

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Job title: Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Organisation: University of Bath
Tags: Early Career Forum, Fellowship: Early Career, Researcher, University of Bath
Related theme: Manufacturing the future

Biography

Laura Torrente is a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath (2010) and EPSRC Fellow in Manufacturing (2014). She is a member of the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technology and co-leads the 'Process and Manufacturing' theme of its associated CDT. Prior to this, she worked as R&D Engineer at Repsol YPF (Spain) and as Research Associated in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

My Fellowship

Her research focuses on the development of sustainable technologies for a wide range of applications such as sustainable energy (production of hydrogen from waste), use of bio-derived feedstocks and novel manufacturing routes. Her group has expertise in three complementary areas:

  • Development of stable metal nanoparticles-based catalysts and nanostructured materials
  • Innovation on reactor design supported by fluid dynamic simulations, including micro-reactors
  • Integration of reaction and separation processes (for example membrane reactors and emulsions).

As part of her Fellowship project, she is developing novel manufacturing routes for the production of metal nanoparticles in the absence of capping agents combined with in-situ stabilization approaches using microdevices.