Professor Alberto Striolo is a Professor of Molecular Thermodynamics at University College London (UCL) and also Deputy Head for Enterprise as well as Chair of the Council of Partners (CoP) and World Package Leaders (WPLs) involved in the European funded project ShaleXenvironmenT.
Professor Stirolo was awarded his doctorate in chemical engineering from University of Padova, Italy in 2002 and is now a member of the Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics group at UCL. The research of the group builds on fundamental thermodynamics and transport knowledge, acquired in the Chemical Engineering curriculum. They synergistically combine analytical theory and advanced simulation techniques (ranging in scale from the electronic to the atomic, molecular, and coarse-grained levels) with state-of-the-art experimental tools to advance the understanding of molecular-level phenomena, particularly those occurring at interfaces. Their motto is ‘Rerum Cognoscere Causas’. Once we understand the molecular-level phenomena that dictate macroscopic outcomes, we seek to design materials and processes to optimize various applications.
Applications of current interest include catalysis and molecular separations, nuclear waste management, energy storage in electric double layer capacitors, hydraulic fracturing, environmental impacts of nanotechnology, biological interfaces, innovative manufacturing technologies, and particulate systems.