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Dr Anna-Maria Kypraiou 

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Dr. Anna-Maria Kypraiou, an accomplished figure in Engineering, demonstrates extensive expertise in Mechanical, Chemical, and Aerospace Engineering, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Combustion. Her scholarly pursuits have led to significant contributions in gas turbine engines, internal combustion engines, acoustics, thermoacoustics, porous media, energy systems, and experimental techniques. Additionally, her work encompasses energy flow optimisation, machine learning, theoretical and numerical modelling, underpinning her pioneering influence in sustainability and distributed energy management.

Dr. Kypraiou is a Title A Fellow and Lecturer in Engineering at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Engineering at Churchill College and Murray Edwards College at the University of Cambridge.

As the CEO of Eyesea Green Limited, Dr. Kypraiou is at the forefront of developing technologies aimed at reducing carbon emissions while enhancing living standards. Her leadership and entrepreneurial skills are instrumental in her company’s focus on environmental and energy solutions.

Dr. Kypraiou’s academic excellence is evident from her numerous awards and distinctions, including the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Award, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship for her outstanding contributions to the Aerospace industry, and high honours in her Chemical Engineering studies. Her academic journey was supported by prestigious scholarships, such as those from Rolls Royce plc, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Onassis Foundation and various others.

She possesses a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where she conducted experimental investigations into the thermoacoustics of flames, collaborating with Rolls Royce through the University Gas Turbine Partnership. She also holds an MPhil in Energy Technologies with Distinction from the University of Cambridge, showcasing her deep understanding of energy systems and her capabilities in experimental research.

Dr. Kypraiou’s research focuses on the reduction of pollutants and development of energy optimisation strategies in the maritime industry, development of systems for the use of hydrogen in power generation, technology development for building energy usage optimisation and development of scientific methods to analyse building performance and the use of new technology methods to evaluate occupant well-being. Her previous roles include project management for industrial projects, consultancy, and engineering solutions in the energy sector, reflecting her comprehensive skill set in transforming theoretical knowledge into practical applications.

As a scholar, Dr. Kypraiou has contributed to the academic community by tutoring in various engineering subjects, including Aerospace Engineering, Thermodynamics, and Combustion. She has also been involved in extensive research and outreach activities, demonstrating her commitment to fostering the next generation of Engineers and promoting gender equality in STEM fields.

Her affiliations with professional bodies like The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Combustion Institute, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, alongside her engagement in programs like EnterpriseWISE and RisingWISE, emphasise her active role in the broader engineering community.