Dr Santiago Romero-Vargas Castrillón is a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, holding a joint appointment in the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment and the Institute for Materials and Processes. He previously served as assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering at the University of Minnesota (2014-2018), where he also held a graduate faculty appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. He received a PhD in chemical engineering from Princeton University (2012), and carried out postdoctoral research in environmental engineering at Yale University (2012-2014). His lab is currently engaged in research focusing on colloid and interface science in environmental systems, membrane separations, and the environmental applications of 2D nanomaterials.
BEng (Distinction) in Chemical Engineering - McGill University
MEngSci - Western Ontario
Diploma of the Imperial College (DIC) - Imperial College London
PhD in Chemical Engineering - Princeton University
Postdoctoral (Chemical & Environmental Engineering) - Yale University
Professional Qualifications and Memberships:
I currently teach the Mass Balances component within Chemical Engineering 1 (CHEE08001). I am also team co-supervisor for Chemical Engineering Design: Projects 4 (CHEE10002).
During Semester 1 of the 2019-2020 academic year, I will be teaching Molecular Thermodynamics 5 (CHEE11020), an introductory course on statistical mechanics and molecular simulation.
Simulation-based approaches to membrane materials design
Interested applicants should email Santiago [at] ed.ac.uk, including a cover letter, full CV and the names and contact details of two referees.
Talented and highly motivated students may be eligible for fully funded PhD studentships, covering stipend and tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate). Overseas applicants are also encouraged to apply, but they will need to show proof that they can provide the non-UK/EU tuition fee supplement.