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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
Jin, L., Lindberg, D., Tsuchiyama, Y. & Robelin, C. (2022). A thermodynamic model for high temperature corrosion applications: The (Na2SO4+K2SO4+ZnSO4+PbSO4) system. Chemical Engineering Science, 260, 22 pages. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Benalia, S., Robelin, C. & Chartrand, P. (2022). Development of a Thermodynamic Model for Chromates, Molybdates, Tungstates, and Vanadates Involved in the Corrosion of Steels (Fe, Cr, Ni, Mo, W, and V) at High Temperatures in Atmospheres Containing O–H–S–C–Cl and Alkaline Salts. Paper presented at the 7th REWAS Conference - Energy Technologies and CO2 Management (pp. 3-12). Retrieved from
Journal article
Harvey, J.-P., Courchesne, W., Vo, M.D., Oishi, K., Robelin, C., Mahue, U., Leclerc, P. & Al-Haiek, A. (2022). Greener reactants, renewable energies and environmental impact mitigation strategies in pyrometallurgical processes: A review. MRS Energy & Sustainability, 9(2), 212-247. Retrieved from
Journal article
Bouarab, A.F., Harvey, J.-P. & Robelin, C. (2021). Viscosity models for ionic liquids and their mixtures. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 23(2), 733-752. Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Master's Thesis (4)

    • Bouarab, A.F. (2020). Modélisation de la viscosité des mélanges binaires et ternaires de liquides ioniques (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • 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

News about Christian Robelin

NEWS | June 22, 2021
Discovery grants: Polytechnique Montréal obtains nearly $3,9 million for research programs | Read