Dr. Thibaut Charpentier obtained his MEng in Chemistry from the University of Besançon (France) and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Leeds (UK). In 2017 he was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds. Prior to this he worked 4 years as a Postdoctoral and Research Fellow in at the University of Leeds and was awarded a Leverhulme Early career fellowship in 2016. His interests are in the fields of surface science, crystallization, and multiphase flows. He has extensive knowledge in petroleum engineering with an emphasis on flow assurance and production chemistry. He is an author of over 20 scientific articles and 1 book chapter.
Specific areas of research interest within the field of oil and gas include:
- Mineral scale formation and mitigation techniques in multiphase flow
- Development of antifouling and self-cleaning materials
- Paraffin deposition
- Drag reduction in pipe flow.
Research groups and institutes
- Institute of Functional Surfaces