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Christian Robelin
B.Ing. (ESPCI, Paris), M.Sc.A. (Poly Montréal), DEA & Ph.D. (Jussieu, Paris VI)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Thermodynamic modeling (including phase diagrams) of multicomponent inorganic salt systems (electrolytes, fertilizers,…)
  • Modeling of the physical properties (density, viscosity, electrical conductivity) of multicomponent inorganic molten salt systems
  • Modeling of the thermodynamic properties and physical properties (density, viscosity) of mixtures of “room temperature molten salts” (i.e. ionic liquids)
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1803 Thermodynamics


Recent publications
Journal article
Mirarabrazi, M., Martins, M.A.R., Pinho, S.P., Coutinho, J.A.P. & Robelin, C. (2019). Solid-Liquid Equilibria for Hexafluorophosphate-Based Ionic Liquid Quaternary Mixtures and Their Corresponding Subsystems. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 123, 8954-8969. Retrieved from
Journal article
Wang, K., Robelin, C., Jin, L., Zeng, X. & Chartrand, P. (2019). Thermodynamic description of the K, Be//F, Cl salt system with first-principles calculations. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 292, 20 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Lu, G., Robelin, C., Chartrand, P., He, M. & Wang, K. (2019). Thermodynamic evaluation and optimization of the (LiCl + NaCl + KCl + MgCl2 + CaCl2 + CeCl3) system. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 487, 83-97. Retrieved from
Journal article
Deschênes-Allard, F., Robelin, C., Zanghi, D., Bouvet, S., Ory, S., Véron, E., Machado, K., Bessada, C. & Chartrand, P. (2018). Experimental and thermodynamic assessment of the fluoride-rich region in the Cu-O-F system. Thermochimica Acta, 663, 194-214. Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Master's Thesis (3)

    • Aubé, M. (2019). Modèle thermodynamique d'équilibre de phases pour les systèmes H2O-HCI et H2O-HNO3 (jusqu'aux acides fortement concentrés), pour la production de fertilisants (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Deschênes-Allard, F. (2017). Modélisation thermodynamique des équilibres de phases impliquant le cuivre dans le développement d'anodes inertes pour l'électrolyse de l'aluminium (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Mirarabrazi, M. (2017). Modeling the Phase Diagram and Density of Binary and Ternary Systems of Ionic Liquids (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from