Mauricio Di Lorenzo


Hydrogen fuelled trucks: a greener future for heavy-duty transport in WA

Curtin University

Dr Mauricio Di Lorenzo is a research scientist with 20+ year experience in R&D applied to oil and gas production. His technical background includes multiphase flow in pipelines and porous media, thermodynamics of fluids and interfaces and plant and laboratory design and instrumentation.

In Mauricio’s previous role as Principal Research Engineer at the CSIRO, he led multidisciplinary teams to develop new solutions to flow assurance problems in deep water gas fields, based on a wide range of expertise including laboratory experimentation, numerical modelling, and oil-field chemistry. He also managed several research and commercial project in collaboration with universities, government agencies and industry partners in the energy sector.

Mauricio started his career in his home country, working for Intevep, the R&D branch of PDVSA, the national oil company in Venezuela, where he contributed to the development of novel chemistries and methods to increase well productivity and open new markets for extra-heavy oils.

Mauricio has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Australia, a Master degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Bachelor degree in Physics from Simon Bolivar University.