Lilian de Martín

Education:

  • Postdoctoral fellow in Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands (2010-2013)
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (2007-2010)
  • MSc, Industrial Processes Engineering, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Research:
Lilian obtained her PhD in Chemical Engineering at Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) on diagnosis of gas-solid fluidized beds dynamics by acoustic techniques.

In 2010, she joined as a postdoc researcher the Product and Process Engineering group at TU Delft, The Netherlands. Her main research project focused on the study of the structural properties of nanoparticle agglomerates in gas-solid fluidized beds (ERC Grant awarded to Dr. J. Ruud van Ommen). Nanoparticles in gas-solid dense suspensions form agglomerates as a result of the inter-particle forces, dominant at the nanoscale. These agglomerates are dynamical, breaking and reorganizing continuously and have a complex and hierarchical fractal structure with multiple fractal dimensions. She developed a number of tools and models to characterize the structure of nanoparticle agglomerates, e.g. by using spin-echo small-angle neutron scattering.

Her work in the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering focuses on the study of self-organizing materials that are able to adapt their structure and associated properties in response to a changing environment. Inspired by the organization of bacterial communities and with the help of agent-based simulations, she aims to develop self-organizing, adaptive and self-healing materials that can be further used, for instance, in sensing or drug delivery.

Projects: Robust, adaptive and self-healing materials and Pattern formation in pulsed fluidized beds

Selected publications:

Book Chapters

  1. L. de Martín and J.R. van Ommen,
    "Reactors"
    ,
    In: Biomass as a Sustainable Energy Source for the Future: Fundamentals of Conversion Processes,

    W. de Jong and J.R. van Ommen Eds. John Wiley & Sons, 2014.

Peer–reviewed Publications

  1. K. Wu, L. de Martín, L. Mazzei, and M.-O. Coppens,
    "Pattern formation in fluidized beds as a tool for model validation: a two-fluid model based study",
    Powder Technol., 2016, 295, 35.
    [Link]
  2. L. de Martín, W.G. Bouwman, and J.R. van Ommen,
    "Multidimensional nature of fluidized nanoparticle agglomerates",
    Langmuir, 2014, 30, 12696.
    [Link]
  3. L. de Martín, A. Fabre, and J.R. van Ommen,
    "The fractal scaling of fluidized nanoparticle agglomerates",
    Chem. Eng. Sci., 2014, 112, 79.
    [Link]
  4. L. de Martín, J. Sánchez-Prieto, F. Hernández-Jiménez, and J.R van Ommen,
    "A settling tube to determine the terminal velocity and size distribution of fluidized nanoparticle agglomerates",
    J. Nanopart. Res., 2014, 16, 2183.
    [Link]
  5. L. de Martín and J.R. van Ommen,
    "A model to estimate the size of nanoparticle agglomerates in gas-solid fluidized beds"
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    J. Nanopart. Res., 2013, 15, 2055.
    [Link]
  6. M. Tahmasebpoor, L. de Martín, M. Talebi, N. Mostoufi, and J.R. van Ommen,
    "The role of the hydrogen bond in dense nanoparticle-gas suspensions",
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 5788.
    [Link]
  7. K.R. Kuijpers, L. de Martín, and J.R. van Ommen,
    "Optimizing off-lattice diffusion-limited aggregation"
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    Comput. Phys. Commun., 2013, 185, 841.
    [Link]
  8. L. de Martín, J.V. Briongos, J.M. Aragón, and M.C. Palancar,
    "Can low frequency accelerometry replace pressure measurements for monitoring gas-solid fluidized beds?",
    Chem. Eng. Sci., 2010, 65, 4055.
    [Link]
Lilian de Martín