Dr Victor Sans Sangorrin is a member of the Sustainable Process Technologies (SPT) research group.
Victor Sans obtained a MEng degree in Chemical Engineering at the University Jaume I in 2003, followed by a MSc and a PhD in Sustainable Chemistry (2007) at the same University. Afterwards he took a post-doctoral appointment at the Universities of Bath and Warwick under the supervision of Prof. Alexei Lapkin. In parallel to his research work he completed a part-time MBA (2011) at the University of Bath. In 2011 he moved to Glasgow to work as a PDRA and since 2013 as a Research Fellow with Prof. Lee Cronin. In 2014 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham.
Victor Sans has an interdisciplinary background in the interphase between Chemistry and Engineering with expertise and interests in a range of areas, including heterogeneous catalysis, process intensification, real-time analytics and intelligent algorithms.
Module convenor of:
H83RED Reactor Design
H81CIE Chemistry in the Environment
My current research interests are based on a bottom-up process design that includes four interconnected areas:
1. Advanced Chemistry: Focused on the development of advanced materials with applications in catalysis to developing high added value chemical processes with applications ranging from fine and pharma industry, nanomaterial synthesis and biofeedstock processing industries.
2. Reaction Engineering: Development of intensified process reactors employing novel manufacturing techniques (3D-printing). Continuous-flow compact scale platforms employing structured catalysts (metallic, organometallic, nanostructured and biocatalysts) for complex chemical transformations.
3. Real-time analytics. The integration of real-time analytics an PAT, especially spectroscopic techniques enables the rapid generation of data, information and knowledge about the process studied and the rapid optimisation of the process.
4. Intelligent algorithms. The development and adaptation of algorithms to tailored complex chemical problems enables to develop innovative solutions to chemical manufacturing processes.
DRAGONE, VINCENZA, SANS, VICTOR, HENSON, ALON B., GRANDA, JAROSLAW M. and CRONIN, LEROY, 2017. An autonomous organic reaction search engine for chemical reactivity NATURE COMMUNICATIONS. 8, SANS, VICTOR, PORWOL, LUZIAN, DRAGONE, VINCENZA and CRONIN, LEROY, 2015. A self optimizing synthetic organic reactor system using real-time in-line NMR spectroscopy Chemical Science. 6(2), 1258-1264 RICHMOND, C.J., MIRAS, H.N., DE LA OLIVA, A.R., ZANG, H., SANS, V., PARAMONOV, L., MAKATSORIS, C., INGLIS, R., BRECHIN, E.K., LONG, D.-L., CRONIN, L., 2012. A flow-system array for the discovery and scale up of inorganic clusters Nature Chemistry. 4(12), 1037-1043
KITSON, P.J., ROSNES, M.H., SANS, V., DRAGONE, V., CRONIN, L., 2012. Configurable 3D-Printed millifluidic and microfluidic 'lab on a chip' reactionware devices Lab on a Chip - Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology. 12(18), 3267-3271
I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Advanced chemistry, reaction engineering, real-time analytics, intelligent algorithms.