University of Leeds
Chrysothemis is a Geotechnical/Tunnel/Mining Engineer with post-graduate studies on the Design and Construction of Underground Works at NTUA (Greece). In September 2016, she completed her doctorate (PhD) studies at Queen’s University in Canada. Her research work focuses on the long-term behaviour of rock materials and the implications associated with tunnelling and rock engineering projects. In 2014, she started working in a joint Research Project between Queen’s University and ETH (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) on time-dependent laboratory testing which required travelling between Canada and Switzerland. In 2017, Chrysothemis was appointed Lecturer (Assistant Professor outside the UK) to teach MSc and undergraduate courses on Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Engineering at the University of Leeds (UK). Last summer Chrysothemis took over the management of the Rock Mechanics/Engineering Geology and Geotechnical (RMEGG) Laboratory. She also leads the RMEGGh Research Group.
In Summer 2018, Chrysothemis was elected to be in the International Tunnelling Association, ITA Young Professionals steering committee representing the UK.
Her professional background involves working currently as Independent Consultant on rock engineering (tunnelling and geotechnical) projects and in the past as an Engineer in both private and the public sector through professional positions.
In Greek, her first name (Chrysothemis) means Golden (-chryso) Natural Law - Justice (-themis), in case you were wondering.