Luis Herrera Diaz


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Research interests

My general research interests are in the field of molecular simulation, the study of gas-solid interactions and porous solids.

Molecular simulation is currently a robust technique that allows the understanding of processes at the molecular scale. I use Monte Carlo simulation methods combined with experimental work to understand the interaction of solids and fluids as well as to develop new methods for the simulation of carbon porous materials. Porous solids and their interaction with fluids is relevant to chemical engineers because of the large number of industrial applications such as catalysis, adsorption and gas/energy storage.

I am interested in:

  • fundamental study of adsorption process in porous solids.
  • characterization of porous materials by using adsorption means and molecular simulation techniques
  • development of novel methods to simulate porous carbon materials
  • development of new Monte Carlo methods to study the solid-fluid interaction

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

Award Date: 20 Nov 2011

Master, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Award Date: 30 Oct 2010

Bachelor, Fundacion Universidad de America

Award Date: 30 Nov 1995

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Research Output

Characterisation of the absolute accessible volume of porous materials

Herrera, L. F., Prasetyo, L. & Do, D. D., Aug 2019, In : Adsorption. 25, 6, p. 1075-1087 13 p.

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  • Computational methodology for determining textural properties of simulated porous carbons

    Phadungbut, P., Herrera Diaz, L., Do, D., Tangsathitkulchai, C., Nicholson, D. & Junpirom, S., 1 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. 503, p. 28-38 11 p.

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  • A new method for reconstruction of the structure of micro-packed beds of spherical particles from desktop X-ray microtomography images. Part B. Structure refinement and analysis

    Navvab Kashani, M., Zivkovic, V., Elekaei, H., Herrera Diaz, L., Affleck, K. & Biggs, M., 22 Oct 2016, In : Chemical Engineering Science. 153, p. 434-443 10 p.

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    Uncertainty in pore size distribution derived from adsorption isotherms: II. Adsorption integral approach

    Madani, S. H., Herrera Diaz, L., Biggs, M. J. & Pendleton, P., 2015, In : Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. 214, p. 217-223 7 p., 7098.

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  • On the condensation/evaporation pressures and isosteric heats for argon adsorption in pores of different cross-sections

    Wang, Y., Do Amaral, I. L., Herrera Diaz, L. & Nicholson, D., 5 Mar 2013, In : Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 420, p. 96-102 7 p.

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