Dr Eleonora Ricci

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering


Engineering Discipline: 

  • Chemical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Materials and Processes

Research Theme: 

  • Systems Modelling from Atoms to Processes
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Eleonora Ricci joined the University of Edinburgh as a Lecturer in 2023. Previously, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece. In 2021 she was a postdoctoral researcher and Adjunct Professor of Molecular Simulation Fundamentals at the university of Bologna. She obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy (2020).

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, 2020, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Master's Degree in Chemical and Process Engineering, 2016, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, 2014, University of Bologna, Italy.

Research Interests: 

My research interests include the thermodynamic, molecular, and data-driven modelling of polymeric materials, for the study of multicomponent phase equilibria and mass transfer in polymeric membranes for gas separations in energy and environmental applications. Moreover, I am interested in the application of artificial intelligence methods to develop novel multiscale modelling strategies.

Past projects

ML-MULTIMEM - Machine Learning-aided Multiscale Modelling Framework for Polymer Membranes. Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship funded by the European Union (H2020 MSCA-IF-EF-ST GA 101030668). Website - Zenodo