Research Fellow

Dr Salamanca completed her BSc in Chemistry at the Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia) as well as her PhD studies (Summa Cum Laude). During her BSc studies, she synthesised materials based on tungsten and molybdenum to enhance hydrocarbon catalytic conversion. The focus of her doctoral studies was the effect of biofuels on the soot physicochemical characteristics produced in different combustion systems. She did an internship, during her postgraduate studies, in Prof Andrea D'Anna's group at Universitá Federico II di Napoli. She was selected by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for one of the prestigious Humboldt Research Postdoctoral Fellowships for early-career researchers. She developed her research at Bielefeld University in the Department of Chemistry, working under the advisement of Professor Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus. She joined the University of Cambridge's Computational Modelling group in 2018 to investigate the formation of soot and oxides nanoparticles in flames.

Read: Dr Salamanca's work with other IRP 3 researchers.



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Martin, Jacob W., Maurin Salamanca, and Markus Kraft. 2022. “Soot Inception: Carbonaceous Nanoparticle Formation in Flames.” Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 88: 100956.

Tan, Yong Ren, Maurin Salamanca, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2021. “How Do the Oxygenated Functional Groups in Ether, Carbonate and Alcohol Affect Soot Formation in Jet A2 Diffusion Flames?” Combustion and Flame, November, 111849.

Tan, Yong Ren, Maurin Salamanca, Jiaru Bai, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2021. “Structural Effects of C3 Oxygenated Fuels on Soot Formation in Ethylene Coflow Diffusion Flames.” Combustion and Flame 232: 111512.

Tan, Yong Ren, Maurin Salamanca, Laura Pascazio, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2021. “The Effect of Poly(Oxymethylene) Dimethyl Ethers (PODE3) on Soot Formation in Ethylene/PODE3 Laminar Coflow Diffusion Flames.” Fuel 283 (January): 118769.

Salamanca, Maurin, Maria L. Botero, Jacob W. Martin, Jochen A.H. Dreyer, Jethro Akroyd, and Markus Kraft. 2020. “The Impact of Cyclic Fuels on the Formation and Structure of Soot.” Combustion and Flame 219: 1–12.

Slavchov, Radomir I., Maurin Salamanca, Danilo Russo, Ibrahim Salama, Sebastian Mosbach, Stuart M. Clarke, Markus Kraft, Alexei A. Lapkin, and Sorin V. Filip. 2020. “The Role of NO2 and NO in the Mechanism of Hydrocarbon Degradation Leading to Carbonaceous Deposits in Engines.” Fuel 267 (May): 117218.

Dreyer, Jochen A. H., Radomir I. Slavchov, Eric J. Rees, Jethro Akroyd, Maurin Salamanca, Sebastian Mosbach, and Markus Kraft. 2019. “Improved Methodology for Performing the Inverse Abel Transform of Flame Images for Color Ratio Pyrometry.” Applied Optics 58 (10): 2662.