Francesco Coletti

Francesco Coletti

Francesco is a co-founder of Hexxcell Ltd., a spin-off company from Imperial College London operating in the area of heat transfer and energy efficiency, where he serves as a Director and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to Hexxcell, Francesco worked at Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 500 company, in Buffalo, NY where he focused on the mathematical optimisation of cryogenic multi-stream heat exchangers and air separation units. Francesco’s scientific interests lie at the intersection of the two exciting fields of Heat Transfer and Process Systems Engineering with focus on modelling, optimsation, and heat integration of energy systems. In these areas, he has co-authored several articles published in international journals and refereed conference porceedings. Since October 2013, he has been appointed Executive Editor of Heat Exchanger Design Handbook (HEDH). Francesco is also serving as Industry Engagement Manager for the UNIHEAT project, a large international research collaboration between Imperial College London and Boreskov Institute of Catalysis in Russia, sponsored by Skolkovo Foundation and BP. He holds a Laurea in Chemical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, an MSc in Process Systems Engineering and a PhD from Imperial College London. His PhD thesis “Multi-scale Modelling of Refinery Pre-heat Trains Undergoing Fouling for Improved Energy Efficiency” was awarded the 2010 Newitt prize for Theoretical and Computational Excellence by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director and Chief Technology Officer, Hexxcell Ltd., London, UK