Pablo Peñas López


Office: 1.1.D23    Phone: (+34) 91 624 6032 Email: papenasl @

Short bio

Pablo Peñas López holds a M. Eng. in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering (2012) from the University of Cambridge. He then completed a Master M2 in Fluid Mechanics (2013) at  Université Pierre et Marie Curie.  He recently obtained a PhD in Fluid Mechanics (2017) at UC3M under the supervision of Javier Rodríguez and Miguel A. Parrales. During this time he did a 6-month research stay at the Physics of Fluids Group in the University of Twente. His PhD  thesis concerns the diffusion-driven mass transfer between quasi-static bubbles and liquids.

Currently he is trying to understand the nature of buoyant bubble plumes in supersaturated liquids.





  1. Van Der Linde, P., Moreno Soto, A., Peñas-López, P., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J., Lohse, D., Gardeniers, H., van der Meer, D. & Fernández Rivas, D. (2017). Electrolysis-Driven and Pressure-Controlled Diffusive Growth of Successive Bubbles on Microstructured Surfaces. Langmuir, 33(45), 12873-12886.
  2. Peñas-López, P., van Elburg, B., Parrales, M. A., & Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J. (2017). Diffusion of dissolved CO2 in water propagating from a cylindrical bubble in a horizontal Hele-Shaw cell. Physical Review Fluids, 2(6), 063602.
  3. Peñas-López, P., Soto, Á. M., Parrales, M. A., van der Meer, D., Lohse, D., & Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J. (2017). The history effect on bubble growth and dissolution. Part 2. Experiments and simulations of a spherical bubble attached to a horizontal flat plate. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 820, 479-510.
  4. Peñas-López, P., Parrales, M. A., Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J., & van der Meer, D. (2016). The history effect in bubble growth and dissolution. Part 1. Theory. Journal of fluid mechanics, 800, 180-212.
  5. Peñas-López, P., Parrales, M. A., & Rodríguez-Rodríguez, J. (2015). Dissolution of a CO2 spherical cap bubble adhered to a flat surface in air-saturated water. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 775, 53-76.