Herrera - Chemical Engineer - Adelaide, SA, Australia

Luis Herrera

Adelaide, SA, Australia


Chemical Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History


1. Herrera, L.F., and Biggs M. Use of Virtual Porous Carbon Models to Study CO2 Capture Chemeca 2013. 29th Sept-2nd Oct, 2013, Brisbane

L. F

Chunyan Fan, Nguyen, V., Do, D. D, Horikawa, T. and Nicholson, D. Carbon, doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2011.09.004, Carbon. (Impact factor 4.893)


Hamish Gamble

Project name: Computational study of hydrogen adsorption on nanotubes.
2. Student: Joanna Chow: Project name: Computational study of oestrogen interaction with graphite. the University of Adelaide. This project was co-supervised together with Dr. Milan Mijajlovic.
3. Student: Lewis Dunnigan: Project name: GCMC Simulation of Adsorption in Metal-Organic Frameworks. The University of Edinburgh. This was a master's course project that I supervised under the coordination of Prof Mark Biggs.

L. F

A new method of characterization of porous solids using Monte Carlo simulation, (PhD), The University of Queensland: In this work I studied the adsorption of gases on porous solids and the characterization of porous solids. As a result of my work I proposed two new methods for characterization of porous solids and a new numerical method for the solution of ill posed inverse problems. I also developed a molecular simulation program for the simulation of gas adsorption and the calculation of thermodynamic fluid properties. The program was developed in Fortran.

Zhongjun Liu

11:932-939.(Impact factor 1.215)

L. F

From January 2011

2011, 1-13.(Impact factor 1.215)

Fan, C

50 (7), 41504161. (Impact factor 1.758)

Fan, C

1. Herrera, L.F.; Fan, C.; Do, D.D. and Nicholson, D. Langmuir, 2010, 26 (19), 15278-15288(Impact factor 3.898)

G.R. Molecular Simulation

36 (14), 1173-1181. (Impact factor 1.215)

Colloid and Interface Science

348 (2), 529-536. (Impact factor 3.066)
4. Fan C.;Herrera L.F.; Do D.D and Nicholson D. Langmuir, 2010, 26 (8), 5610-23. (Impact factor 3.898)

L.F. and Do

D. Adsorption, 2009, 15 (3), 240-246. (Impact factor 1.993)

Junpirom, S

47 (3), 839-849. (Impact factor 4.893)

Herrera, L

16 (1-2), 3-15. (Impact factor 1.993)


University of Queensland., School

of chemical engineering. Brisbane, Australia.
My role as a tutor involved leading tutorials with students, answering questions and marking assignments. I was the tutor for subjects such as transport phenomena and absorption science.

Herrera, L

F. and Do, H.D., Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2008, 328 (1), 110-119. (Impact factor 3.066)


Jorge Tadeo Lozano University

Food Engineering Faculty. Bogotá, Colombia
My role as a lecturer covered different aspects such as: lecturing, research and administrative duties.
As a lecturer I was responsible for the preparation and delivery of lectures such as; heat transfer processes, mass and energy balances, simulation of processes and thermodynamics.
As a researcher I was in charge of the simulation research group of the Faculty. I also collaborate with colleagues on the development some research projects such as: the development of industrial processes for the recovery of natural components with nutritional value. In this project liquid extraction was used to extract a vitamin A precursor (β-carotene) from oil palm fibber. I developed a laboratory experiment to study the liquid extraction of β-carotene. The result of this project gave information to scale up the process to a pilot plant scale. Results of this project were published on a Colombian local journal [19]. I also supervised some other final year projects such as production of inverted honeys from sugar cane for the chocolate and sweet industry and the study of mixing of solid by using fractals methods.
My administrative responsibilities were supporting students in regard to their academic progress and participating in different committees. I also took part as a member of the faculty evaluation committee. The main task of this s committee was to present the faculty to the national academic accreditation system in Colombia.


National University of Colombia

Faculty of engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering. Bogota, Colombia

I was in charge of the fluid mechanics and heat transfer lectures. Both of them were experimental courses. The lecture in fluid mechanics covered experimental work related to topics such as; calculation of pipe lines, pumps working on serial and parallel, laminar and turbulent flow and transport of compressible fluids. In the case of heat transfer I leaded experiment such as; determination of the heat conductivity and heat capacity of solids, evaluation of global heat transfer coefficients, design and calculation of heat exchangers.

Paper published in Spanish


Conferences and conference papers
2012 1. Herrera, L. F., Biggs, M. Virtual Porous solids that include heteroatoms. 2012. OZCarbon2012, 3 July 2012. Adelaide.
2011 1. D.D. Do, Herrera, L. F., Fan, C., Nguyen, V. and D. Nicholson. A novel method to determine accessible volume, geometrical area and accessible pore size distribution (APSD) of carbonaceous materials. 2011, 9th International Symposium on Characterisation of Porous Solids, June 5-8, Dresden.
2. Razak, M., Liu, Z., Herrera, L.F. and Do, D. D. Evaluation of Characterizing Coal Structure using Molecular Simulation. 2011. Asia Pacific Coalbed Methane Symposium. May 3-6, Brisbane, Australia.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Adelaide., School

of chemical engineering Adelaide, Australia
My main work as a postdoctoral fellow is the development of molecular models of porous carbons by using molecular simulation methods. I developed a molecular simulation program that is used in this project. The software is programmed in C++ and uses parallel programming methods. Publications as a result of this work are expected to be published in the near future. Additionally to this, I worked as a course coordinator and lecturer for a subject entitled "introduction to process modelling".

Qualifications & Certifications

Chemical Engineering

America University

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