Gustavo Leon

Research Student

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I am a very passionate, hard-working engineer whose main interest is to understand better chemical, kinetic and thermodynamic processes and apply this knowledge in the design of new technologies. I am pursuing a R&D career in the chemical industry with a focus on computational modelling of processes. Experience in mathematical modelling, process systems design and computational fluid dynamics for different industries.

BSc in Chemical Engineering - Monterrey Tech (ITESM) Graduated 2009.
MSc in Energy Engineering - Monterrey Tech (ITESM) Graduated 2011.
PhD in Chemical Engineering - University of Cambridge 2021.
Thesis: Stochastic modelling of the growth of carbonaceous materials.

Industry experience:
DuPont/Chemours (chemical industry) 3.5 years.
Ternium (steel industry) 1 year.
WorleyParsons (oil industry) 6 months internship.

Research interests:
Mathematical modelling of chemical processes.
Process optimisation and control.
Process systems engineering.
Digital Twins.

Other interests:
Chess passionate.
Salsa dancer.
Cambridge University Mexican Society.

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Contact Details

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
University of Cambridge
West Cambridge Site
Philippa Fawcett Drive
Cambridge CB3 0AS
United Kingdom