Maria Anna is a PhD student in the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory, at the Department of Chemical Engineering, working under the supervision of Dr Christos Markides. Her research focuses on the design of low carbon cogeneration technologies with applications in buildings. She is interested in the design and optimisation of promising novel technologies, such as the Organic Rankine Cycle and absorption refrigeration, which are not currently widely adopted in the built environment. Her research is co-funded by the Imperial College President's PhD Scholarship scheme, and the Climate-KIC and European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
Maria Anna is also holding an MEng in Mechanical Engineering (Distinction) and an MSc on Environmental Engineering and Business Management (Distinction). Prior to the commencement of her PhD, she was working for a couple of years in an international engineering consultancy in London, as a designer mechanical engineer. Her main responsibilities involved the design of HVAC systems for critical facilities, such as data centres, aiming to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions, by considering novel cooling technologies.
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