Dr. P. (Paola) Ibarra Gonzalez

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Dr. Paola Ibarra-Gonzalez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at ESS department in the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management. She holds a bachelor in Chemical Engineering (Mexico), a master in Materials and Renewable Energy Systems (Mexico) and a PhD in the field of Energy and Environmentally Efficient Technologies (Denmark). Her research focuses on process systems engineering including synthesis, design, modelling, simulation and optimization of bio-based processes.

Research

Her research main focus is on the decarbonization of the industrial sector. She is part of the VICI grant project of ‘Unravelling the impacts of alternative materials in industrial clusters’, which is led by Prof. Andrea Ramirez. The project focuses on the development of a digital twin-based process model of a petro-chemical industrial cluster and the assessment of the impacts induced by changing the fossil-based feedstocks with alternative raw materials such as biomass and CO2.

Ibarra-Gonzalez, P., Torres-Ortega, C.E., Rong, B.-G., 2017. A Dual Methodology for Synthesis of Woody Biomass to Liquid (BtL) Thermochemical Conversion Routes and Bio-oil Upgrading. Computer - Aided Chemical Engineering, 40, 679-684.

Ibarra-Gonzalez, P., Rong, B.-G., 2018. Systematic Synthesis and Evaluation of Thermochemical Conversion Processes for Lignocellulosic Biofuels Production: Total Process Evaluation and Integration. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 57, 9925-9942.

Ibarra-Gonzalez, P., Torres-Ortega, C.E., Rong, B.-G., 2018. Superstructure-based Rigorous Simulation for Synthesis and Evaluation of Lignocellulosic Biofuels Processes. Computer - Aided Chemical Engineering, 44, 139-144.

Ibarra-Gonzalez, P., Rong, B.-G., 2019. A review of the current state of biofuels production from lignocellulosic biomass using thermochemical conversion routes. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 27, 1523-1535.

Ibarra Gonzalez, P., Rong, B.-G., 2020a. Integrated methodology for optimal synthesis of lignocellulosic biomass-to-liquid fuels production processes: 1. Simulation-based superstructure synthesis and development. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 14881–14897.

Ibarra Gonzalez, P., Rong, B.-G., 2020b. Integrated methodology for optimal synthesis of lignocellulosic biomass-to-liquid fuels production processes: 2. Superstructure MINLP modeling and evaluation for optimal biofuels process synthesis and integration. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 59, 14898–14913.

VICI- Unravelling the impact of using alternative raw materials in industrial clusters (2019- 2024). Postdoctoral Researcher. The project aims to develop a conceptual framework to systematically analyze the impact of replacing fossil fuels with alternative raw materials in petrochemical industrial clusters.

Ibarra-Gonzalez, P., Rong, B.-G., 2019. Chapter 10: Lignocellulosic biofuels process synthesis and intensification: Superstructure-based Methodology. In Process Intensification- Design Methodologies, 279-327.

Paola Ibarra Gonzalez

Postdoctoral Researcher


Department:
Engineering Systems and Services

Group:
Energy and Industry

Secretary: 
Diones Supriana

Research interests:
Bio-based refineries
Biofuels and biochemicals
Process modeling and simulation
Environmental and economic sustainability assessment
Process synthesis and design
Process optimization


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