Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Research

My research focuses on multiphase reactor engineering, particularly for fluidized beds. The specific areas of interest include: global and local fluid dynamics, upgrading reaction kinetics, and reactor heat transfer characteristics. My research is generally associated to heavy oil and bio-oil upgrading processes, where a fluidized bed configuration can provide many advantages (e.g., improved heat and mass transfer, online catalyst addition/removal). These upgrading processes are currently vital for global fuel production due to the increasing trend in upgrading heavier oil feedstocks and the simultaneous push towards sustainable fuels. 

Active research areas

Opportunities in my group

Active research projects are currently matched with graduate students. Nonetheless, I am always looking for excellent and motivated students for potential future projects. If you are interested in this research area, please send your resume/CV to dpjontek@uwo.ca