Seminar Announcement, 09/06/2016
Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 09/06/2016
Tuesday, 09/06/2016
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Professor Vincent Pauchard
City College of CUNY
Department of Chemical Engineering

"Stabilization of Water in Crude Oil Emulsions by Asphaltenes: Simplicity Beyond Complexity"


For a few decades the most prevalent explanation of emulsion stability in presence of asphaltenes (a solubility fraction of petroleum) has been the formation of a cohesive gel at the water surface. It can be however demonstrated that most alleged evidence of interfacial gellation can be quantitatively interpreted with surfactant type models.


Vincent Pauchard received his PhD from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France) and then joined the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP). After a few years he moved to work for the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia). He later used this industrial experience to lead an oil and gas based joint industrial project at Sintef (Norway) during 4 years. During the course of this project, he started collaborating with City College of New York, which he finally joined as Associated Professor in 2014.

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