Brazilian PhD student Jose Luis Gomez Vergel from UNICAMP has joined Professor Raffaella Ocone's group at Heriot-Watt's Chemical Engineering department, as part of the Santander Visiting Scholarship scheme. The partnership agreement enables universities within the scheme to develop and strengthen collaborative links internationally as well as create new opportunities for staff and students.
Heriot-Watt University signed recently an agreement with Santander Universities Global Division to be part of scheme.Students and staff will be able to apply for such a successful initiative towards collaboration with other international partner universities.
Jose Luis' visit will continue the successful collaboration between Professor Raffaella Ocone, Professor Milton Mori from UNICAMP in Brazil and Petrobras towards the development of a mathematical model to predict the production of high value petroleum derivates in the refining process. The model is largely employed in the oil industry.