Dr Pablo García-Triñanes PhD, PGCert, FHEA

Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering

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Dr Pablo García-Triñanes

Dr Pablo García-Triñanes

Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering

Dr Pablo García-Triñanes joined the University of Greenwich in September 2016 as an associate researcher for the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology. His research interests include engineering studies of particulate materials especially particles mainly related with energy, pharmaceuticals and food applications along with modern characterization methods, particle tracking and simulation.

Dr García-Triñanes is the leader of the Flow, Heat and Reaction Engineering Group (FHREG) with concurring synergies between Environment and Materials Engineering and the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling. His research focuses on linking particle properties to powder performance in industrial process plants. His particular passion is fluidisation (the suspension of granular material by a continuous fluid). Currently he is exploring the use of fluidised beds in accelerated carbonation technology, to produce functionalized particles. He is also dedicated to the study of cohesive particles and air filtration methods for reducing the impact of pollution of atmospheric particulate matter.

Previous roles

PDRA, Virtual Formulation Project, EPSRC, Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, University of Greenwich, UK
Guest Lecturer, Food Science and Technology, University of Surrey
Guest Lecturer, Multi Scale Mechanics, UTwente, Netherlands
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wet granulation technology, Unilever/University of Surrey, UK
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Concentrated solar power in particles, European Project, FP7, University of Surrey, UK
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering Department, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain


A full list of Dr Garcia-Trinanes' publications can be seen here:


Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme Leader - Chemical Engineering Division
  • IChemE Accreditation lead

Teaching the following modules:

  • Separation Processes 1 [CHEM1134] UG
  • Separation Processes 2 [CHEM1138]​ UG
  • Advanced Separation Processes [CHEM1139] PG
  • Mixing and Multiphase Flow [CHEE1012] PG

Supporting the following modules:

  • Individual Design Project [CHEM1136] UG
  • Process Measurement and Control [ELEE1178] UG
  • Process Safety [CHEM1137] UG
  • Fluids, Heat and Mass Transfer 1 [CHEE1002]​ UG


  • Editorial board member of Advanced Powder Technology
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)
  • Member of the Education Special Interest Group (IChemE)
  • Vice-chair of the Particle Technology Special Interest Group (IChemE)
  • Chair of the IChemE London & South East Coast Members Group
  • Elected member of the Working Party on the Mechanics of Particulate Solids (EFCE)
  • Academic member of Society of Chemical Industry (SCI)
  • Member of Engineering Council

Research / Scholarly interests

  • Membrane technologies for algae separation/purification and desalination
  • Thermomechanical behaviour of powders
  • Theoretical and experimental investigation on wet granulation and encapsulation
  • Agglomeration/breakage of tablets
  • Fluidisation/coating of cohesive powders and nanoparticles
  • Alkali activated cement binders
  • Visiting researcher at Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (2007), Institut für Partikeltechnik - TU Braunschweig, Germany (2007), CQVR "Chemistry Research Center Vila Real" UTAD, Portugal (2008), UTwente (2017), Tokyo University of Agriculture (2018), TH Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm (2019).
  • Current collaborations with Shell, Carbon8, Intensichem, Haldor Topsøe, Tate & Lyle, David Wood Foods.
  • Other collaborations with Universities and research institutions include: TUTwente, TU Eindhoven, TU Delft (NL); Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Université de Toulouse, CNRS (FR), Universidad de Sevilla, Instituto de Tecnologia Ceramica/Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria​​ (SP), Technische Universität Braunschweig (GER),The University of Sydney (AUS), National Metallurgical Laboratory (IN), SINTEF (NOR), University of Sheffield, Imperial College, University of Leicester, University of Leeds (UK).

Key funded projects

Unilever (2015/16)​: Theoretical and experimental study on wet granulation regimes

EPSRC (2016/20): Virtual formulation Laboratory for prediction and optimisation of manufacturability of advanced solids based formulations

Research and Enterprise Investment Programme (2017/18): Monitoring Fluidised Bed Chamber​

Tate & Lyle (2018/19): Analysis of the performance of nanofiltration membranes

Innovate UK (2018/19): Robotics & Additive Manufacturing in Built Environment for off-site Manufacturing of homes (ROAMBEM)

Innovate UK (2019/20): Intelligent Design for Manufacture and Assembly of built assets (IDEMA)

Food and Nutrition Security Initiative(FaNSI) support from Research England's 'Expanding Excellence in England" E3 Fund (2019/20): Development of a solar-assisted off-grid retrofitted fluidized bed dryer to be used for granular materials in developing countries.

VC Scholarship University of Greenwich (2019/20): Process development with red-light for production of carotenoids from Dunaliella salina.

Recent publications


Sarnavi, Hamed J. , Precoppe, Marcelo, Salehi, Hamid, Bradley, Michael S.A. , García-Triñanes, Pablo (2022), Study of the evolution of drying-induced flow properties for pulverised cassava grits. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Food Engineering, 338: 111221 ISSN: 0260-8774 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2022.111221) NB Item availability restricted.

Sarnavi, Hamed J , Precoppe, Marcelo, García-Triñanes, Pablo, Chapuis, Arnaud , Tran, Thierry , Bradley, Michael SA , Müller, Joaquin (2022), Determining the heat of desorption for cassava products based on data measured by an automated gravimetric moisture sorption system. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 103 (1) . pp. 389-399 ISSN: 0022-5142 (Print), 1097-0010 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.12153).

Chairopoulou, Makrina A. , García-Triñanes, Pablo, Teipel, Ulrich (2022), Oyster shell reuse: a particle engineering perspective for the use as emulsion stabilizers. Elsevier Science. In: , , , . Elsevier Science, Powder Technology, 408: 117721 ISSN: 0032-5910 (Print), 1873-328X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2022.117721) NB Item availability restricted.

Mokhber, Ali , Aggarwal, Shivani, García-Triñanes, Pablo (2022), Application of layers of protection analysis to prevent coronavirus infection. Wiley - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). In: , , , . Wiley - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Process Safety Progress, 41 (3) . pp. 469-479 ISSN: 1066-8527 (Print), 1547-5913 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/prs.12362).

Chairopoulou, Makrina A. , Kokkinos, Nikolaos, García-Triñanes, Pablo, Mitropoulos, Athanassios , Teipel, Ulrich (2021), Evaluation of particle recovery from microalgae. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Advanced Powder Technology, 32 (8) . pp. 3023-3033 ISSN: 0921-8831 (Print), 1568-5527 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2021.06.013) NB Item availability restricted.

García-Triñanes, Pablo , Chairopoulou, Makrina A., Campos, Luiza C. (2021), Investigating reverse osmosis membrane fouling and scaling by membrane autopsy of a bench scale device. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Environmental Technology, 43 (21) . pp. 3198-3211 ISSN: 0959-3330 (Print), 1479-487X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2021.1918262).

Mokhber, Ali , Ross, Christopher, García-Triñanes, Pablo (2021), LOPA vs COVID. Institution of Chemical Engineers. In: , , , . Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Chemical Engineer, 957 . pp. 49-53 ISSN: 0302-0797 (Print), (doi: https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/features/lopa-versus-covid/) NB Item availability restricted.

Horiguchi, Genki , Kamiya, Hidehiro, García-Triñanes, Pablo (2020), Evaluation and control of the adhesiveness of cohesive calcium carbonate particles at high temperatures. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Advanced Powder Technology, 32 (2) . pp. 283-289 ISSN: 0921-8831 (Print), 1568-5527 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2020.12.009).

Durán-Martín, Jonatan D. , Sánchez Jimenez, Pedro E., Valverde, José M, Perejón, Antonio , Arcenegui-Troya, Juan , García-Triñanes, Pablo , Pérez Maquedaa, Luis A. (2019), Role of particle size on the multicycle calcium looping activity of limestone for thermochemical energy storage. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Journal of Advanced Research, 22 . pp. 67-76 ISSN: 2090-1232 (Print), 2090-1224 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jare.2019.10.008).

García-Triñanes, Pablo , Luding, Stefan, Shi, Hao (2019), Tensile strength of cohesive powders. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Advanced Powder Technology, 30 (12) . pp. 2868-2880 ISSN: 0921-8831 (Print), 1568-5527 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2019.08.017).

Brown, David J. , Campbell, Grant M., Belton, Daniel J., Cox, Phil , García-Trinanes, Pablo , Tizaoui, Chedly (2019), New chemical engineering provision: Quality in diversity. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Education for Chemical Engineers, 28 . pp. 30-44 ISSN: 1749-7728 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ece.2019.02.002).

Benoit, Hadrien , Ansart, Renaud, Neau, Herve, García-Triñanes, Pablo , Flamant, Gilles , Simonin, Olivier (2018), 3D numerical simulation of upflow bubbling fluidized bed in opaque tube under high flux solar heating. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, AIChE Journal, 64 (11) . pp. 3857-3867 ISSN: 0001-1541 (Print), 1547-5905 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/aic.16218).

Garg, Vivek , Mallick, S. S., García-Trinanes, Pablo, Berry, Robert James (2018), An investigation into the flowability of fine powders used in pharmaceutical industries. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Powder Technology, 336 . pp. 375-382 ISSN: 0032-5910 (Print), 1873-328X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2018.06.014).

Diaz-Rodriguez, P. , García-Triñanes, P., Echezarreta-López, M. M., Santoveña, A. , Landin, M. (2018), Mineralized alginate hydrogels using marine carbonates for bone tissue engineering applications. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Carbohydrate Polymers, 195 . pp. 235-242 ISSN: 0144-8617 (Print), 1879-1344 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2018.04.101).

Kotzur, Benjamin A. , Berry, Robert J., Zigan, Stefan, García-Triñanes, Pablo , Bradley, Michael S. A. (2018), Particle Attrition Mechanisms, their characterisation, and application to horizontal lean phase pneumatic conveying systems: A review. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., Powder Technology, 334 . pp. 76-105 ISSN: 0032-5910 (Print), 1873-328X (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2018.04.047) NB Item availability restricted.

Chakravarty, Somik , Fischer, Marc, García-Triñanes, Pablo, Dalle, Morgane , Meunier, Laurent , Aguerre-Chariol, Olivier , Le Bihan, Olivier , Morgeneyer, Martin (2018), Long-term dust generation from silicon carbide powders. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 116 . pp. 115-125 ISSN: 0957-5820 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2018.01.021).

Criado, Maria , Bernal, Susan A., García-Triñanes, Pablo, Provis, John L. (2017), Influence of slag composition on the stability of steel in alkali-activated cementitious materials. Springer US. In: , , , . Springer US, Journal of Materials Science ISSN: 0957-4530 (Print), 1573-4838 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-017-1919-3).

García-Triñanes, P. , Seville, J.P.K., Ansart, R., Benoit, H. , T.W., Leadbeater , D.J., Parker (2017), Particle motion and heat transfer in an upward-flowing dense particle suspension: application in solar receivers. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Chemical Engineering Science, 177 . pp. 313-322 ISSN: 0009-2509 (Print), 1873-4405 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2017.11.041).

Chakravarty, Somik , Fischer, Marc, García-Triñanes, Pablo, Parker, David , Le Bihan, Olivier , Morgeneyer, Martin (2017), Study of the particle motion induced by a vortex shaker. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., Powder Technology, 322 . pp. 54-64 ISSN: 0032-5910 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2017.08.026).

Garcia Trinanes, Pablo and , (2016), Particle progress. Institution of Chemical Engineers. In: , , , . Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Chemical Engineer, 906: 3 (7) . pp. 38-40 ISSN: 0302-0797 (Print), (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Lulbadda Waduge, L.L. , Zigan, S., Stone, L.E., Belaidi, A. , García-Triñanes, P. (2016), Predicting concentrations of fine particles in enclosed vessels using a camera based system and CFD simulations. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 105 . pp. 262-273 ISSN: 0957-5820 (Print), 1744-3598 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psep.2016.11.013).

García-Triñanes, Pablo , Seville, Jonathan, Boissière, Benjamin, Ansart, Renaud , Leadbeater, Thomas , Parker, David (2016), Hydrodynamics and particle motion in upward flowing dense particle suspensions: application in solar receivers. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Chemical Engineering Science, 146 . pp. 346-356 ISSN: 0009-2509 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ces.2016.03.006).


Guthrie, Peter , Blennerhasset, Edith, Curran, Andrew, Davies, Hywel , Denton, Steve , Fitzgerald, Shaun , Mills, Frank , Noakes, Catherine , Rutter, Harry , Short, Alan (2021), Infection resilient environments: buildings that keep us healthy and safe - Initial report. Royal Academy of Engineering - CIBSE. In: , , , . Royal Academy of Engineering - CIBSE, London (1st) (doi: https://www.raeng.org.uk/publications/reports/infection-resilient-environments).