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

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
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
Journal article
Harvey, J.-P., Lebreux-Desilets, F., Marchand, J., Oishi, K., Bouarab, A.-F., Robelin, C., Gheribi, A.E. & Pelton, A.D. (2020). On the Application of the FactSage Thermochemical Software and Databases in Materials Science and Pyrometallurgy. Processes, 8(9), 31 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Bouarab, A.F., Martins, M.A.R., Stolarska, O., Smiglak, M., Harvey, J.-P., Coutinho, J.A.P. & Robelin, C. (2020). Physical properties and solid-liquid equilibria for hexafluorophosphate-based ionic liquid ternary mixtures and their corresponding subsystems. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 316, 17 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Bouarab, A.F., Stolarska, O., Harvey, J.-P., Smiglak, M. & Robelin, C. (2020). Viscosity of a Ternary Reciprocal System Consisting of 1-Alkylpyridinium Halides. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 59(25), 11823-11838. 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