The CRECK Modeling Group

Detailed kinetic mechanisms and CFD of reacting flows

Paulo Eduardo DebiagiPaulo Eduardo Debiagi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Chemistry, Materials, and Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Phone: +3902239934716

Fax: +390270638173

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Research interests

My main research interests are focused on transformation of Biomasses into sources of Energy, in particular the pyrolysis method, in order to generate greater yields of Syngas. Particular attention is being given to develop a model that can predict the biochemical composition of a source of Biomass from its Elementary composition, to a better understanding of the steps of breaking-down the compounds into the products of the Pyrolysis and the interaction of the ash content and composition on the development of the process.


Teaching activities

Fundamentals of Combustion (Teaching Assistant)


Education profile

  • 2014-Present. PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.
  • 2007-2012. Engineer Degree in Biotechnological Engineering at UNESP "Universidade Estadual Paulista" Brasil (August 2012). Thesis title: "Characterization and Evaluation of oils from Cerrado plants for pharmaceutical, food and biofuel industries application." Advisor: Prof. Regildo M


Recent publications

  • Debiagi, P. E. A., Gentile, G., Pelucchi, M., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2016). Detailed kinetic mechanism of gas-phase reactions of volatiles released from biomass pyrolysis. Biomass and Bioenergy, 93, 60-71, DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.06.015
  • Debiagi, P. E. A., Pecchi, C., Gentile, G., Frassoldati, A., Cuoci, A., Faravelli, T., & Ranzi, E. (2015). Extractives extend the applicability of multistep kinetic scheme of biomass pyrolysis. Energy & Fuels, 29(10), 6544-6555, DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b01753