Dr Pablo García-Triñanes PhD, PGCert, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Programme Leader for Chemical Engineering, IChemE representative

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Dr Pablo García-Triñanes

Dr Pablo García-Triñanes

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Programme Leader for Chemical Engineering, IChemE representative

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
  • Faculty Research Degree Committee member
  • Faculty Research and Enterprise Committee representing Early/Mid career scientists in Engineering.

Teaching the following modules:

  • Separation Processes 1 [CHEM1134]
  • Engineering for Chemists and Scientists [CHEE1001]
  • Separation Processes 2 [CHEM1138]​
  • Individual Design Project [CHEM1136]
  • Advanced Materials Engineering for Construction [CIVI1137]
  • Desalination and Water Reuse [GEEN1146]​


  • 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)
  • Secretary of the Particle Technology Special Interest Group (IChemE)
  • Vice-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)
  • 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)