• 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, 2002-2010
Dean of IQS School of Engineering 2010-2014
IQS Secretary General 2014 - 2020

Head of UNESCO Cathedra for Education, Technology and Development of the URL, 2002-2010
Coordinator of the Master on Occupational Safety and Health, 1999-2013
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)



Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering: Processes and Products, 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

Rosa Nomen Ribé, Una dinámica responsable: Del desarrollo sostenible al reto de la sostenibilidad. Razón y Fe, 2022, t. 285, nº 1457, pp. 317-328, ISSN 0034-0235. DOI: 10.14422/ryf.vol285.i1457.y2022.005

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.
Nelly Amaya; M. Dolores Rovira; Susana del Cerro; Mónica Grillo; Rosa Nomen; Julià Sempere; Distributed Safety Management as a tool for creating a safety culture in university students and future professionals. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries ISSN 0950-4230. 2019., 57 (January), 114 -119
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
Ferrer, N.; Serra, E.; Nomen, R.; Sempere, J.; Thermal decomposition of tricyclohexylidene triperoxide. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. ISSN 1388-6150. 2018, 134 1293 - 1298
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. ISSN 1570-7946. 2017, 40 415-420.
Ferrer, N.; Serra, E.; Sempere, J.; Nomen, R. Non-parametric kinetic analysis of autocatalytic reactions. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. ISSN 0950-4230. 2017, 49 357-366. DOI 10.1016/j.jlp.2017.08.001
Sempere, J., Nomen, R., Serra, E, Sempere, B. Nonprametric Kinetic Methods. Llibro: Thermal analysis of Micro, Nano- and Non-Crystalline Materials. 351-369. Springer. Heidelberg 2013. ISBN 978-90-481-3150-1
Sempere, J., Nomen, R., Serra, E., Sempere, B. Non-parametric kinetic analysis of the oxidation of TiN and TiC nanoparticles. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics. ISSN 0538-8066. 2012. 44(2) 147-154

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