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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
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
Journal article
Mirarabrazi, M., Stolarska, O., Smiglak, M. & Robelin, C. (2018). Solid liquid equilibria for a pyrrolidinium-based common-cation ternary ionic liquid system, and for a pyridinium-based ternary reciprocal ionic liquid system: an experimental study and a thermodynamic model. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(1), 637-657. Retrieved from
Journal article
Bale, C.W., Belisle, E., Chartrand, P., Decterov, S.A., Eriksson, G., Gheribi, A.E., Hack, K., Jung, I.H., Kang, Y.B., Melancon, J., Pelton, A.D., Petersen, S., Robelin, C., Sangster, J., Spencer, P. & Van Ende, M.A. (2016). FactSage thermochemical software and databases, 2010-2016. Calphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry, 54, 35-53. Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • 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