Dr Charithea Charalambous has recently been awarded with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh (2018). Her PhD thesis is focused on the design, development, and testing of a novel temperature swing adsorption process for carbon dioxide capture, compression, and purification directly from atmospheric air. Her research was part of the Atmospheric Carbon Capture project. During her PhD, Charithea took a three-month secondment in Universidade Federal do Ceará as part of the Offshore Gas Separation and Carbon Capture project. Immediately after her PhD, she took a role as Post-Doctoral research associate in power plant engineering and carbon capture and storage at the University of Edinburgh.

Charithea is a multidisciplinary engineer graduated with an MRes in Green Chemistry from Imperial Collage London (in 2013), an MSc in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the University of Sheffield (in 2012), and a BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Cyprus (in 2011). She has extensive expertise in carbon dioxide capture with focus on the design and development of novel adsorption processes for CO2 capture, compression, and purification. She is skilled in modelling and experimental testing across novel low-carbon energy and technology.

Charithea has joined Heriot-Watt University in November 2018 as a research associate. Her role involves the development of advanced dynamic models for CO2 capture and control models that will enable a smooth, effective, and safe operation of amine based capture technology. As part of the ALING-CCUS project, Charithea is collaborating with 33 industrial and academic partners all over Europe, such as TNO (Netherlands), NTNU University and SINTEF (Norway), RWE (Germany), Imperial College London and University of Sheffield (UK).

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