Simulación molecular y Química Computacional
Felipe J. Blas Professor of Applied Physics

Educational Background

B Sc Physics Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, 1992

 

Ph.D.  Chemical Engineering Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2000

Ph. D. Advisor: Lourdes F. Vega

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate Imperial College London, UK

Postdoctoral advisor: George Jackson

 

 

Awards

2001 Doctoral Award (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado), Universitat Rovira i Virgili

 

 

Professional and university appointments

Director of the Centre for Research in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics (2011-2015)

 

 

Bibliographical sketch

Felipe J. Blas was born in Cáceres (Spain) in 1969. He received a B. Sc. (Licenciatura) in Physics from Universidad de Sevilla in 1992. After a period teaching Physics in Secondary School (1992-1995), he moved to Tarragona (North East Spain). He received a Ph.D. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili in 2000 under the supervision of Prof. Lourdes F. Vega. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate, he jointed Prof. George Jackson’s group at Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (UK). He started an appointment as Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Huelva (Spain), where he has been promoted several times until the current position of Associate Professor in Applied Physics (since 2004).

 

Prof. Blas’ work is devoted to the application, development and extension of molecular modelling techniques to understand the thermodynamic behaviour, with special emphasis on phase equilibria and interfacial properties, of complex systems such as associating fluids (water, hydrates, etc.), chain-like molecules (hydrocarbons), amphiphilic substances, polymers, and liquid crystals, among others.

 

The common theme of research is the understanding of complex systems, at a molecular level, using theories based on the Statistical Thermodynamics, such as perturbation theories, including the Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (SAFT), Density Functional Theory (DFT), and molecular simulation (Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics methods).

 

 

Centro de Investigación en Química Sostenible (CIQSO)

Edificio Robert H Grubbs, Campus de El Carmen

Universidad de Huelva

21007 Huelva