IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON is a science & engineering based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial College London has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research that attracts 14,000 students and 6,000 staff of the highest international quality. Innovative research at the College explores the interface between science, medicine, engineering and business, delivering practical solutions that improve quality of life and the environment - underpinned by a dynamic enterprise culture.

Since its foundation in 1907, Imperial's contributions to society have included the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. This commitment to the application of research for the benefit of all continues today, with current focuses including interdisciplinary collaborations to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable sources of energy and address security challenges.

The UNIHEAT project is being implemented by the world’s leading experts in chemical and physical characterisation, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and reaction modelling, and experience in practical applications from extensive research in this area. It also has state of the art experimental facilities for the primary measurement and analysis of fluid flow, heat transfer and of the phenomena underlying oil deposition with advanced techniques (optical diagnostics), as well as sophisticated advanced modelling technology for data analysis, simulation, design and optimisation. Imperial is bringing a unique experience of managing multidisciplinary competences within an overall, integrated systems view and of working closely with experts from leading oil companies.


 “The rejuvenation of Russia’s oil industry is a major part of the country’s efforts to modernise its economy and infrastructure. Imperial has worked on projects for oil companies around the world and we look forward to ensuring that the research from this collaboration translates into real energy savings and environmental improvements.”

Professor Sir Keith O’Nions, FRS, Rector of Imperial College London