Andrea Oyarzún

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Andrea studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Concepción (Chile). She completed her PhD at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Ljubisa Radovic (Carbons Group) on the study of graphene-gas interactions applied to the gasification environment using ab initio calculations ("Thermochemistry and kinetics of oxygen transfer reactions on the graphene surface: A comparison of interactions between NO, O2, H2O and CO2 and carbene-like active sites."). She has held an Assistant Professor position at the University of Magallanes (Chile) and was awarded a FONDECYT INITIATION grant in 2017, which allow her to start a computational chemistry group at Universidad de Magallanes.

More recently, Andrea has been awarded a Chilean Scholarship for a two-year postdoc research experience at the University of Cambridge, under the proposal entitled "Morphological effects on the H2 adsorption capacity of carbon materials for on-site hydrogen storage".

Andrea is interested in using cheap and sustainable material alternatives that can optimize the solid hydrogen storage for on-site industrial purposes. With the support of the awarded funding, Andrea is interested in learning more about reactive force fields and kinetic Monte Carlo methods applied to the hydrogen adsorption on porous carbons.

During the last month, Andrea developed a cross domain representation of Chilean energy data to explore the potential of the World Avatar to boost the Chilean energy transition.

Finally, Andrea is a Postdoctoral By-Fellow at Churchill College.

Research Profiles

ORCID: 0000-0001-6923-4540, ResearchGate: Andrea-Oyarzun, Google Scholar: ZWJz4ggAAAAJ.

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Contact Details

Telephone: +44 (0)1223690561
Address: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge CB3 0AS
United Kingdom
Website: Personal Homepage