Claire Adjiman

Claire Sandrine Jacqueline Adjiman FREng FRSC FIChemE is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Claire Adjiman
Alma materImperial College London
Princeton University
Spouse(s)Costas Pantelides
AwardsPhilip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering, Leverhulme Trust, 2009

Research Excellence Award, Imperial College London, 2009

ICI Fellowship, Royal Academy of Engineering, 1998
Scientific career
FieldsProcess systems engineering
InstitutionsImperial College London
ThesisGlobal Optimization Techniques for Process Systems Engineering (1988)
Doctoral advisorChristodoulos A. Floudas

Early life and educationEdit

Claire Sandrine Jacqueline Adjiman was raised in France and relocated to London in 1988.[1][2] Adjiman received a master's degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College London in 1993.[3] She completed a PhD under Christodoulos A. Floudas at Princeton University in 1998[3] and her thesis was titled 'Global optimization Techniques for Process Systems Engineering' .[2]


In 1998 she joined the faculty at Imperial College London, where she was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering - Imperial Chemical Industries fellowship.[3] She was appointed to Senior Lecturer in 2003 and Professor in 2011.[4][3] She was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry at University of Warwick between 2007 and 2010.[3] Her research focuses on integrating molecular level decisions into process design, property prediction and optimisation.[3][5] Her group are developing computer-based process design techniques to improve the process economics as well as the material and energy efficiency.[5] She is considered an expert in engineering molecular systems.[6] Adjiman works with the oil and gas industry, solid oxide fuel cells and CO2 capture.[7]

In 2012 she was awarded an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Leadership Fellowship.[8] She is the Director of Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London[9][8] and is the Co-Director of the Institute of Molecular Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.[3]

In 2015 she was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering.[10] In 2016 she was elected to the Royal Society of Chemistry.[citation needed]

She is on the editorial board of the journals Molecular Systems Design & Engineering[11] and Fluid Phase Equilibria.[12] She is an Associate Editor for the journals Chemical Engineering Science and Journal of Global Optimization.[12]


2009 - Leverhulme Trust Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering[13]

2009 - Imperial College London Research Excellence Award[14]

2011 - Society of Chemical Industry Henry Armstrong Lecture, Process Design: Don't Take the Molecules For Granted[15]


  1. ^ "Teaching center, awards ceremony". Princeton Alumni Weekly. 98. 1997. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "CASL Home Page - C. A. Floudas - Process Synthesis; ProcessControl; Mixed-Integer Nonlinear and Global Optimization; Computational Chemistry". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Home - Prof Claire S. Adjiman FREng". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  4. ^ Imperial College London (2013-07-01), Molecules on best behaviour: The engineering of molecular systems, retrieved 2018-04-13
  5. ^ a b "Claire Adjiman - EPSRC website". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  6. ^ "Claire Adjiman's Inaugural Lecture Now Available Online | Imperial News | Imperial College London". Imperial News. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  7. ^ "C. Adjiman". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  8. ^ a b "Management Team". Imperial College London. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  9. ^ "Professor Claire Adjiman FREng". Royal Academy of Engineering. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  10. ^ "World-leading engineers elected to Academy Fellowship". Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  11. ^ "Molecular Systems & Design Engineering (Royal Society of Chemistry)". 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  12. ^ a b "Honours and Memberships - Prof Claire S. Adjiman FREng". Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  13. ^ "Philip Leverhulme Prize Winners 2009" (PDF). The Leverhulme Trust. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-02-15. Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  14. ^ "Honours and Memberships - Prof Claire S. Adjiman FREng". Retrieved 2018-04-13.
  15. ^ "Claire Adjiman presents the Henry Armstrong Lecture". Retrieved 2018-04-13.