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Overview

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS). Active reseracher in renewable energy focused on biofuel production from waste materials and algae.

Current teaching activities and interests

Currently I am teaching the following modules in the programmes BEng Chemical Engineering and MSc Chemical Engineering:

  • Chemical Engineering Fundamentals (L8, Chemical Engineering)
  • Process Modelling and Simulation (L8, ChemEng) 
  • Introduction to Thermofluids (L8, ChemEng and MechEng)
  • Chemical Reactor Engineering (L10, ChemEng)  
  • Process Safety and Control  (L10, ChemEng)  
  • Multiphase and Biochemical Reactor Design (L11, ChemEng)  
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Storage Systems (L11, ChemEng)

I am supervising several projects at both undergratuate (Chem and Mech Eng), master (ChemEng) and PhD (renewable energy related) levels. 

Current research activities

My research is focused on two main areas related to renewable energy:

  • Optimization of biofuel production from waste materials and algae biomass.
  • Optimization of cultivation, dewatering and pretretament steps for the production of biodiesel and other high value compounds from microalgae. 

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Lipids Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2012 2019

76 Downloads (Pure)

Modelling and optimization of wet microalgae Scenedesmus quadricauda lipid extraction using microwave pre-treatment method and response surface methodology

Onumaegbu, C., Alaswad, A., Rodriguez, C. & Olabi, A., 31 Mar 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 132, p. 1323-1331 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Lipids
Microwaves
Algae
Organic solvents
Biomass

Fuzzy-modeling with particle swarm optimization for enhancing the production of biodiesel from microalga

Nassef, A. M., Sayed, E. T., Rezk, H., Abdelkareem, M. A., Rodriguez, C. & Olabi, A. G., 22 Nov 2018, In : Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects. 10 p., 1549171.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiesel
Particle swarm optimization (PSO)
Lipids
Fuzzy logic
Crude oil
2 Downloads (Pure)

Improvement of methane production from P. canaliculata through mechanical pretreatment

Rodriguez, C., Alaswad, A., El-Hassan, Z. & Olabi, A-G., 1 Apr 2018, In : Renewable Energy. 119, p. 73-78

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Methane
Anaerobic digestion
Algae
Multiobjective optimization
Biomass

Microalgae cultivation technologies

Anyanwu, R., Rodriguez, C., Durrant, A. & Olabi, A-G., 13 Jun 2018, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Hashmi, S. (ed.). Elsevier B.V.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

microalgae
closed loop systems
biomass
biofuels
food production

Micro-macroalgae properties and applications

Anyanwu, R., Rodriguez, C., Durrant, A. & Olabi, A-G., 13 Jun 2018, Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Hashmi, S. (ed.). Elsevier B.V.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

microalgae
macroalgae
renewable energy sources
biofuels
algae

Prizes

Excellent Poster Presentation Award

Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Ionic Liquids

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Recipient), Sep 2018

Prize: Election to learned society

UWS PhD Scholarship

Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

Activities 2016 2019

Super Science Festival 2019

Zaki El-Hassan (Contributor), Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Contributor)
13 Feb 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Internal Examiner PhD Viva

Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Examiner)
2019

Activity: Examination

Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery (Journal)

Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Peer reviewer)
2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Ecological water conservancy comprehensive management and water conservancy project management

Cristina Rodriguez Nunez (Invited speaker)
22 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course