• Dra. Rosa Nomen Ribé

Dra. Rosa Nomen


Group of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Universitat Ramon Llull
Via Augusta 390, E-08017 Barcelona, Spain
Tel.: +34 93 267 20 00
Fax: +34 93 205 62 66


PhD on Chemical Engineering (1982, IQS)
Industrial Engineer (1993, URL)
Chemical Engineer (1978, IQS)

Professor, 1992 -
Vice-rector of Students and International Relations of the URL
Dean of IQS School of Engineering 2010-2014
IQS Secretary General 2014-

Head of UNESCO Cathedra for Education, Technology and Development of the URL
Coordinator of the Master on Occupational Safety and Health
Chairwomen of the Scientific Committee of ICTAC (International Council of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Member of the Executive Board of ETPIS (European Technology Platform on Industrial Safety) and PESI (Plataforma Tecnológica Española de Seguridad Industrial)
Member of the Administration Council of EFCU (European Federation of Catholic Universities)


Chemical Engineering Degree:
Industrial Chemistry, Safety of Chemical Plants
Master on Research in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering:
Technological Risk, Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Scale-up


Research Lines

  • Risk evaluation of industrial processes
  • Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry:
    • Thermal stability of chemicals and engineered nanomaterials.
    • Thermal stability of industrial synthesis processes.
  • Intensification of processes for Fine and Specialty Chemistry.
  • Numerical simulation of processes: nuclear fusion reactors.
  • Valorization of wastes.


Representative Publications

J. Sales, F. Mushtaq, M. D. Christou, and R. Nomen, Study of major accidents involving chemical reactive substances: Analysis and lessons learned, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 2007, 85, 1-8.

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


Research Groups

Group of Pharmaceutical Chemistry