Diego Kingston successfully defends his PhD on energy efficient design and operation of process equipment such as chemical reactors and distillation columns. During his PhD, Diego had two research stays at PoreLab; a first period between March and May 2019, and a second period between September and November 2019. Under the supervision of myself and Prof. Signe Kjelstrup, he did important work on Minimum entropy production in a distillation column for air separation described by a continuous non-equilibrium model, and how coupling between heat and mass transfer as well as interfacial resistances influence the performance and design of processes, which constitutes a second paper that is still under revision. Diego was awarded his PhD with the highest distinction from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
We are very grateful that Diego chose to visit us and very proud of him for successfully defending his PhD with the highest distinction. The title of his PhD is: “Application of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics to the development of models of interest to Chemical and Material’s Science Engineering“