Cristhian Molina Fernandez
PhD student
Ir. at UCL in 2018

Main project: High performance membranes for CO2 capture involving advance materials and biomimicking Nature
Funding: ERC
Supervisor(s): Patricia Luis Alconero

Global warming is a major problem of our current society. Since our energy demand is continuously increasing it is still expected to rely on fossil fuel supply in the following years. That is why much effort has been dedicated to find industrially feasible solutions to recover the CO2 present in flue gases. This research project aims to provide more and better solutions for CO2 capture and reutilization using membrane technology involving advance materials and biomimicking Nature.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Chemical engineering

membrane technology
process intensification

Research group(s): IMAP


Recent publications

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Journal Articles

1. Molina Fernandez, Cristhian; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Immobilization of carbonic anhydrase for CO2 capture and its industrial implementation: A review. In: Journal of CO2 Utilization, Vol. 47, p. 101475 (2021). doi:10.1016/j.jcou.2021.101475.

Conference Papers

1. Molina Fernandez, Cristhian; Peters, Ariane; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Carbonic anhydrase immobilization in poly(ionic liquid) based materials for application in CO2 separation by membranes. 2020 xxx.

2. Molina Fernandez, Cristhian; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Thin film enzyme - poly(ionic liquid) – free ionic liquid composite membranes for enhanced CO2 absorption with carbonate aqueous solutions. 2019 xxx.

3. Molina Fernandez, Cristhian; Luis Alconero, Patricia. Application of enzyme integrated supported ionic liquid membranes and poly(ionic liquid)-free ionic liquid composite membranes in CO2-N2 separation. 2018 xxx.