Luis Ricardez-Sandoval

Canada Research Chair in Multiscale Modelling and Process Systems

Tier 2 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2023-05-01
University of Waterloo
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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Research involves

Develop advanced modelling tools to optimally design systems and materials and provide insight on emerging CO2 capture technologies

Research relevance

Enable computer-aided design of materials and systems with remarkable functionalities for advanced manufacturing and energy applications and curb global warming effects

Research summary

Arguably the most pressing problem of our time, climate change continues to pose challenges and threats to communities and environments around the world. As Canada Research Chair in Multiscale Modelling and Process Systems, Dr. Luis Ricardez-Sandoval is developing process systems engineering and multiscale modelling tools to help address climate change and other global challenges.

He and his research team are developing new computational tools and algorithms to advance chemical looping combustion (CLC), an emerging technology for capturing CO2. They are trying to identify new process designs for these systems from advanced disjunctive programming algorithms. They are also working on a new machine learning framework for the fast prediction of transition state energies for heterogeneous systems, such as the reduction process in CLC. Ultimately, their work will support the commercialization of CLC as a leading technology for generating clean electricity with near-zero emissions.