• Dr. Julià Sempere Cebriàn

Dr. Julià Sempere

The Group of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
IQS School of Engineering
Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta, 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: +34 93 267 20 00
Fax: +34 93 205 62 66


PhD in Chemical Engineering (1983, IQS)
Industrial Engineer (1993, URL)
Chemical Engineer (1978, IQS)
Full Professor, 1992-act 
Coordinator of the Chemical Engineering MS
Vicepresident of the Executive Commission of GECAT (Grupo Especializado en Análisis Térmico i Calorimetría) of the RSEQ (Real Sociedad Española de Química) and of the RSEQ (Real Sociedad Española de Física)
Spanish representative before ICTAC (International Council of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry)
Member of the Board of CODDIQ (Conferencia de Directores y Decanos de Ingeniería Química)


Chemical Engineering MS: Project I, Project II, Functional Design, Scale-up.
He gave courses in the studies of Chemical Engineering BS, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Engineering: Numerical and Graphical Methods of Calculation, Algebra II, Applied Digital Calculations, Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, Separation Processes, Simulaton and Optimization of Processes, Safety in Chemical Industries and Chemical Engineering.
He gave courses in the Master of Research in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and in the Master in Environmental Engineering: Technologycal Risk, Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Scale-up and Elimation of Contaminants in Gas Phase.
He was the Coordinator of Safety in the Master in Occupational Health and Safety.

Proyectos fondos FEDER


Research TOPICS

  • Risk Evaluation of Industrial Processes
  • Kinetic Methods in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
  • Continnuous Processes (Flow Chemistry) for Fine and Specialty Chemicals

Representative publications

Monzón, F., Rovira, M.D., Sempere, J., Nomen, R. Determination of polymer crystallization kinetics with the NPK method. J Therm Anal Calorim (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-022-11320-9
A. Gutierrez-Ortega, M.A. Montes-Morán, J.B. Parra, J. Sempere, R. Nomen, R. Gonzalez- Olmos, Comparative study of binderless zeolites and carbon molecular sieves as adsorbents for CO2 capture processes, Journal of CO2 Utilization 61 (2022) 102012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2022.102012
A.Gutierrez-Ortega, R.Nomen, J.Sempere, J.B.Parra, M.A.Montes-Morán, R.Gonzalez-Olmos. A fast methodology to rank adsorbents for CO2 capture with temperature swing adsorption. Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 435, Part 1, 2022, 134703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2022.134703.
Gonzalez-Olmos R., Gutiérrez-Ortega A., Sempere J., Nomen R. “Zeolite versus Carbon Adsorbents in Carbon Capture: A Comparison from an Operational and Life Cycle Perspective”. Journal of CO2 Utilization 55 (2022) 10791. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcou.2021.101791.
Ramos, E. H., Nomen, R. & Sempere, J. Recovery of Anacardic Acids from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid with Ion-Exchange Resins. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 16903–16908 (2018).
Ferrer, N., Serra, E., Nomen, R. & Sempere, J. Thermal decomposition of tricyclohexylidene triperoxide. J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 134, 1293–1298 (2018).
Bou-Petit, E., Picas, E., Puigjaner, C., Font-Bardia, M., Ferrer, N., Sempere, J., Puig de la Bellacasa, R., Batllori, X., Teixidó, J., Estrada-Tejedor, R., Ramon y Cajal, S., Borrell, J.I. An Unequivocal Synthesis of 2-Aryl Substituted 3-Amino-2,4,5,7-tetrahydro-6H-pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridin-6-ones. ChemistrySelect 2, 3668–3672 (2017).
Gutierrez-Ortega, A., Menacho, J., Gonzalez-Olmos, R., Nomen, R. & Sempere, J. Numerical simulation of fixed bed for CO2 capture in a fossil fuel emission points by Pressure Swing Adsorption system. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 40, 415-420 (2017).
George, O.A., Xiao, J., Rodrigo, C.S., Mercadé-Prieto, R., Sempere, J., Chen, X.D. Detailed numerical analysis of evaporation of a micrometer water droplet suspended on a glass filament. Chem. Eng. Sci. 165, 33–47 (2017).
Ferrer, N., Serra, E., Sempere, J. & Nomen, R. Non-parametric kinetic analysis of autocatalytic reactions. J. Loss Prev. Process Ind. 49, 357–366 (2017).

Sheffick, R., Crespo , A. M. , Sempere, J., El Enfoque de la seguridad desde la conducta humana : gestión distribuida de la seguridad, Asepeyo , Institut Químic de Sarrià, D.L. 2007. 104 p., D.L. B-6402-2007

R. Nomen, M. Bartra, J. Sempere, E. Serra, J. Sales, X. Romero, The estimation of reaction enthalpy for complex molecules using Benson groups. Comparison of different strategies, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2005, 80, 581-584

R. Nomen, J. Sempere, J. Sales and V. Ghinaglia, Development and validation of operative tools for the risk assessment of highly reactive systems: HarsMeth version 2, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2004, 17, 365-371

R. Nomen, J. Sempere, E. Serra, A. Pey and V. Ghinaglia, Check cards for runaway (CCR): an operative tool for the risk assessment of highly reactive systems performed in small and medium-sized enterprises, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2004, 82, 5-11

Zaldivar, J. M., Cano, J., Alos, M. A.; Sempere, J., Nomen, R., Lister, D.; Maschio, G., Obertopp, T., Gilles, E. D., Bosch, J. and Strozzi, F, A general criterion to define runaway limits in chemical reactors, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2003, 16, 187-200

R. Nomen, J. Sempere, A. Pey, A. Alvarez, Solving the SEVESO II prediction problem of substance generation during loss of control by AI techniques, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 2003, 16, 55-60
Ramos E.H., Nomen R. Sempere J. Recovery of Anacardic Acids from Cashew Nut Shell Liquid with Ion-Exchange Resins. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research. ISSN 0888-5885. 58 (2018) 16903-16908. DOI 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b04192.


Research Groups

Group of Pharmaceutical Chemistry