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George Jackson

George Jackson

Credit: Inge Hoogland, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor George Jackson FRS


Elected: 2020





George Jackson is a Professor of Chemical Physics at Imperial College London. He was born in Spain, grew up in Switzerland, and was educated in London and Oxford.

George is a world leader in the development of molecular models to describe the thermodynamic properties of complex fluids, with a focus on application-driven solutions. He is one of the spiritual fathers of the statistical associating fluid theory (SAFT), a group of equations of state used to accurately predict the phase behaviour of mixtures. George is at the forefront of the new discipline of Molecular Systems Engineering, combining a fundamental physical understanding with engineering knowhow in the intelligent molecular design of processes and products. His research is deployed in a wide variety of industrial applications, ranging from pharmaceuticals and cosmetics to gas extraction and carbon capture.

George has been a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 1995. He was awarded the Guggenheim Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in 2014, and the Bakhuis Roozeboom Medal by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019.

Professional positions

Professor of Chemical Physics, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Earth and environmental sciences
    • Climate sciences
  • Astronomy and physics
    • Computational physics, Statistical
  • Chemistry
    • Chemistry, applied, Chemistry, physical, Chemistry, theoretical
  • Engineering
    • Engineering, chemical, Computer engineering (including software), Engineering, environmental, Materials science (incl materials engineering)
  • Computer sciences
    • Systems, including networking, Numerical computing


Molecular thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, complex fluids, molecular systems engineering

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