Dr Sara Budinis
Sara joined the Sustainable Gas Institute in May 2015 from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London where she was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow from September 2011 to September 2014. Sara is a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Professor Nina F. Thornhill. The topic of her PhD is operation and control of centrifugal gas compressors, with a focus on carbon dioxide compressors. Her PhD project is part of the European Project Energy SmartOps (more information at: www.energy-smartops.eu/).
She received her BEng degree (2006) and MEng degree (2009) in Chemical Engineering and her MSc degree (2010) in Industrial Engineering from University of Genoa (Italy). She spent the first year of her MEng degree as Erasmus student at University College of London (UCL). She also worked as R&D Aerodynamic engineer in Ansaldo Energia since June 2009 until September 2011.
Sara is the first author of the Institute’s second white paper, Can technology unlock ‘unburnable carbon’?.