16) Effects of confinement on ionic liquids
Supervisor: Alina Ciach
Carolina Cruz was born in Medellin-Colombia . She is Chemical Engineer with a Msc. Chemistry degree, both from the National University of Colombia, where she also worked, during her master studies, as Auxiliary Professor of the undergraduate course of Chemistry of the Department of Chemistry at Science Faculty.
In 2014, Carolina worked in the polymer industry in the area of Technical and Service Assistance, specifically in the line of Green Chemistry performing experimental activities with fatty amides for the cosmetics industry. From 2014 to 2016 she was a member of the Calorimetry and Thermodynamic of Irreversible Processes Group where she developed projects related to thermodynamic optimization of processes, thermodynamic models of pattern formation which is a topic of great application in materials science and, oscillatory regimes of reactive systems of industrial interest.
An important research experience was related to the internship at Department of Chemistry at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) under the supervision of the Professor Signe Kjelstrup. The work performed consisted in modeling of a simple heterogeneous catalytic process in the frame of non-equilibrium thermodynamic theory, the goal of this work was a deep understanding of the changes across the catalyst surface due to the chemical reaction therefore surface temperature during the process was calculated by means of computational simulation. From the proposed computational algorithm, it is possible to calculate the entropy production and efficiency of the process.
Carolina joined the Department of Complex Systems and Chemical Processing of Information at IPC, in the Physical Chemistry of Complex Systems Group led by Professor Wojciech Góźdź, where she is working on the effect of confinement on ionic liquids under the supervision of Prof. Ciach.
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