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Dr Luis Roman Ramirez

Dr Luis Roman Ramirez

romanral@lsbu.ac.uk

Chemical and Energy Engineering

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9283-7382 (unauthenticated)

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I am a lecturer in the Division of Chemical and Energy Engineering, within the School of Engineering at LSBU. I have a BEng and an MSc in Chemical Engineering, and I obtained my PhD from the University of Birmingham. Before joining LSBU, I worked as a Research Fellow at both the University of Warwick and the University of Birmingham. I have extensive experience in Research and Development in the chemical industry, in the UK and abroad.

My diverse experience in industry and academia has helped me develop a wide range of interests. I am particularly passionate about addressing some of the most pressing global challenges, such as plastic waste pollution and global warming. As a result, my main research interests include green and sustainable chemistry and engineering, chemical recycling, renewable energy, lithium-ion batteries, and applied thermodynamics.

Courses taught

Chemical and Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Advanced Chemical Engineering - MSc

Chemical and Energy Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - BTEC HND

Chemical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Process and Energy Engineering - PhD

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Ms Nourhan Sherif Samir Hafez MohamedModelling of depolymerisation reactions of biopolymers in supercritical fluidsPhD
Miss Florida FeratiBiopolymer depolymerisation studies using supercritical fluidsPhD
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Hydrogen production from the catalysed degradation of polylactic acidHydrogen production from the catalysed degradation of polylactic acid.Principal InvestigatorRoyal SocietyOPEN SubmittedMar 2024

Guest editor
2020

Guest editor
2022
Mathematics
Batteries
Recycling

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Maximizing Polypropylene Recovery from Waste Carpet Feedstock: A Solvent-Driven Pathway Towards Circular Economy
Salazar Salazar, H., Baragau, I., Lu, Z., Roman Ramirez, L. and Kellici, S. (2024). Maximizing Polypropylene Recovery from Waste Carpet Feedstock: A Solvent-Driven Pathway Towards Circular Economy. RSC Sustainability . https://doi.org/10.1039/D3SU00270E

Chemical degradation of end-of-life poly(lactic acid) into methyl lactate by a Zn(II) complex
Roman Ramirez, L., McKeown, P., Shah, C., Abraham, J., Jones, M.D. and Wood, J. (2020). Chemical degradation of end-of-life poly(lactic acid) into methyl lactate by a Zn(II) complex. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. 59 (54), pp. 11149-11156. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.iecr.0c01122

Impact of Formulation and Slurry Properties on Lithium-ion Electrode Manufacturing
Reynolds, C., Niri, M.F., Hidalgo, M.F., Heymer, R., Roman, Luis, Alsofi, G., Khanom, H., Pye, B., Marco, J. and Kendrick, E. (2023). Impact of Formulation and Slurry Properties on Lithium-ion Electrode Manufacturing. Batteries & Supercaps. p. e202300396. https://doi.org/10.1002/batt.202300396

Vapor Equilibrium Data for the Binary Mixtures of Dimethyl Carbonate and Ethyl Methyl Carbonate in Compressed Carbon Dioxide
Jethwa, S.J., Roman Ramirez, L., Anderson, P.A. and Leeke, G.A. (2023). Vapor Equilibrium Data for the Binary Mixtures of Dimethyl Carbonate and Ethyl Methyl Carbonate in Compressed Carbon Dioxide. International Journal of Thermophysics. 44 (86). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10765-023-03186-2

Cross-sectional analysis of lithium ion electrodes using spatial autocorrelation techniques.
Lain, M., Apachitei, G., Roman Ramirez, L., Copley, M. and Marco, James (2022). Cross-sectional analysis of lithium ion electrodes using spatial autocorrelation techniques. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP. 24 (48), pp. 29999-30009. https://doi.org/10.1039/d2cp03094b

Quantifying key factors for optimised manufacturing of Li-ion battery anode and cathode via artificial intelligence
Niri, M.F., Liu, K., Apachitei, G., Roman Ramirez, L., Lain, M., Widanage, D. and Marco, J. (2022). Quantifying key factors for optimised manufacturing of Li-ion battery anode and cathode via artificial intelligence. Energy and AI. 7, p. 100129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyai.2021.100129

Roadmap on Li-ion battery manufacturing research
Grant, P.S., Greenwood, D., Pardikar, K., Smith, R., Entwistle, T., Middlemiss, L.A., Murray, G., Cussen, S.A., Lain, M.J., Capener, M.J., Copley, M., Reynold, C.D., Hare, S.D., Simmons, M.J.H., Kendrick, E., Zankowski, S.P., Wheeler, S., Pengcheng, Z., Slater, P.R., Zhang, Y.S., Morrison, A.R.T., Dawson, W., Li, J., Shearling, P., Brett, D.J.L., Matthews, G., Ge, R., Drummond, R., Tredenick, E., Cheng, C., Duncan, S.R., Boyce, A.M., Faraji-Niri, M., Marco, J., Roman Ramirez, L., Harper, C., Blackmore, P., Shelley, T., Mohsseni, A. and Cumming, D.J. (2022). Roadmap on Li-ion battery manufacturing research. Journal of Physics: Energy. 4 (4). https://doi.org/10.1088/2515-7655/ac8e30

Systematic analysis of the impact of slurry coating on manufacture of Li-ion battery electrodes via explainable machine learning
Faraji Niri, M., Reynolds, C., Kendrick, E., Marco, J. and Roman Ramirez, L. (2022). Systematic analysis of the impact of slurry coating on manufacture of Li-ion battery electrodes via explainable machine learning. Energy Storage Materials. 51, pp. 223-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ensm.2022.06.036

Recycling of Bioplastics: Routes and Benefits
Lamberi, F.M., Roman Ramirez, L. and Wood, J. (2020). Recycling of Bioplastics: Routes and Benefits. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 28, pp. 2551-2571. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-020-01795-8

Design of experiments applied to lithium-ion batteries: A literature review
Roman-Ramirez, L.A. and Marco, J. (2022). Design of experiments applied to lithium-ion batteries: A literature review. Applied Energy. 320, p. 119305. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119305

Methanolysis of Poly(lactic Acid) Using Catalyst Mixtures and the Kinetics of Methyl Lactate Production
Lamberti, Fabio M., Roman-Ramirez, L., Dove, A. and Wood, J. (2022). Methanolysis of Poly(lactic Acid) Using Catalyst Mixtures and the Kinetics of Methyl Lactate Production. Polymers. 14 (9), p. e1763. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14091763

Effect of coating operating parameters on electrode physical characteristics and final electrochemical performance of lithium-ion batteries
Roman Ramirez, L., Apachitei G., Faraji-Niri M., Lain M., Widanage D. and Marco J. (2022). Effect of coating operating parameters on electrode physical characteristics and final electrochemical performance of lithium-ion batteries. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40095-022-00481-w

Experimental data of cathodes manufactured in a convective dryer at the pilot-plant scale, and charge and discharge capacities of half-coin lithium-ion cells.
Román-Ramírez, L.A., Apachitei, G., Faraji-Niri, M., Lain, M., Widanage, D. and Marco, J. (2021). Experimental data of cathodes manufactured in a convective dryer at the pilot-plant scale, and charge and discharge capacities of half-coin lithium-ion cells. Data in Brief. 40, p. 107720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2021.107720

Understanding the effect of coating-drying operating variables on electrode physical and electrochemical properties of lithium-ion batteries
Roman Ramirez, L., Apachitei, G., Faraji-Niri, M., Lain, M., Widanage, W.D. and Marco, J. (2021). Understanding the effect of coating-drying operating variables on electrode physical and electrochemical properties of lithium-ion batteries. Journal of Power Sources. 516, p. 230689. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2021.230689

Machine learning for optimised and clean Li-ion battery manufacturing: Revealing the dependency between electrode and cell characteristics
Niri, M.F., Liu, K., Apachitei, G., Roman Ramirez, L., Lain, M., Widanage, D. and Marco, J. (2021). Machine learning for optimised and clean Li-ion battery manufacturing: Revealing the dependency between electrode and cell characteristics. Journal of Cleaner Production. 324, p. 129272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.129272

Comparative study on the hydrogenation of naphthalene over both Al2O3‑supported Pd and NiMo catalysts against a novel LDH-derived Ni-MMO-supported Mo catalyst
Claydon, R.M., Roman Ramirez, L. and Wood, J. (2021). Comparative study on the hydrogenation of naphthalene over both Al2O3‑supported Pd and NiMo catalysts against a novel LDH-derived Ni-MMO-supported Mo catalyst. ACS Omega. 6 (30), pp. 20053-20067. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.1c03083

Ethyl Lactate Production from the Catalytic Depolymerisation of Post‑consumer Poly(lactic acid)
Roman Ramirez, L., Powders, M., McKeown, P., Jones, M.D. and Wood, J. (2020). Ethyl Lactate Production from the Catalytic Depolymerisation of Post‑consumer Poly(lactic acid). Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 28, pp. 2956-2964. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10924-020-01824-6

Kinetics of Alkyl Lactate Formation from the Alcoholysis of Poly(Lactic Acid)
Lamberti, F.M., Roman Ramirez, L., McKeown, P., Jones, M.D. and Wood, J. (2020). Kinetics of Alkyl Lactate Formation from the Alcoholysis of Poly(Lactic Acid) . Processes. 8 (2), p. 738. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8060738

Evaluation of association schemes in the CPA and PC-SAFT equations of state in modeling VLE of organic acids + water systems
Roman Ramirez, L., Garcia-Sanchez, F. and Leeke, G.A. (2020). Evaluation of association schemes in the CPA and PC-SAFT equations of state in modeling VLE of organic acids + water systems. Chemical Engineering Communications. 208 (9), pp. 1313-1325. https://doi.org/10.1080/00986445.2020.1771323

Organocatalysis for versatile polymer degradation
Kamran, M., Davidson, M.G., Jones, M.D., Roman Ramirez, L. and Wood, J. (2020). Organocatalysis for versatile polymer degradation. Green Chemistry. 12. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0GC01252A

Evaluation of the Peng–Robinson and the Cubic-Plus-Association equations of state in modeling VLE of carboxylic acids with water
Roman Ramirez, L. and Leeke, G.A. (2020). Evaluation of the Peng–Robinson and the Cubic-Plus-Association equations of state in modeling VLE of carboxylic acids with water . International Journal of Thermophysics. 41 (51). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10765-020-02643-6

Kinetics of methyl lactate formation from the transesterification of polylactic acid catalyzed by Zn(II) complexes
Roman Ramirez, L., McKeown, P., Jones, M.D. and Wood, J. (2020). Kinetics of methyl lactate formation from the transesterification of polylactic acid catalyzed by Zn(II) complexes . ACS Omega. 5 (10), pp. 5556-5564. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.0c00291

Zinc complexes for PLA formation and chemical recycling
McKeown, P., Roman Ramirez, L., Bates, S., Wood, J. and Jones, M. (2019). Zinc complexes for PLA formation and chemical recycling . ChemSusChem. 12 (24), pp. 5233-5238. https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201902755

Poly(lactic acid) Degradation into Methyl Lactate Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Zn(II) Complex
Roman Ramirez, L., Mckeown, P., Jones, M.D. and Wood, J. (2019). Poly(lactic acid) Degradation into Methyl Lactate Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Zn(II) Complex. ACS Catalysis. 9 (1), pp. 409-416. https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b04863

P-x data of (acetic acid + water) at T = (412.6, 443.2, 483.2) K
Roman Ramirez, L. and Leeke, G.A. (2016). P-x data of (acetic acid + water) at T = (412.6, 443.2, 483.2) K . Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data. 61 (6), pp. 2078-2082. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jced.5b01104

Vapour-liquid equilibrium of propanoic acid+water at 423.2, 453.2 and 483.2K from 1.87 to 19.38bar. Experimental and modelling with PR, CPA, PC-SAFT and PCP-SAFT
Roman Ramirez, L., Garcia-Sanchez, F., Santos, R.C.D. and Leeke, G.A. (2015). Vapour-liquid equilibrium of propanoic acid+water at 423.2, 453.2 and 483.2K from 1.87 to 19.38bar. Experimental and modelling with PR, CPA, PC-SAFT and PCP-SAFT . Fluid Phase Equilibria. 388, pp. 151-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2015.01.004

Modeling of asphaltene precipitation from n-alkane diluted heavy oils and bitumens using the PC-SAFT equation of state
Zúñiga-Hinojosa, M.A., Justo-Garcia, D.N., Aquino-Olivos, M.A., Roman Ramirez, L. and Garcia-Sanchez, F. (2014). Modeling of asphaltene precipitation from n-alkane diluted heavy oils and bitumens using the PC-SAFT equation of state. Fluid Phase Equilibria. 376, pp. 210-224. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fluid.2014.06.004