London South Bank University
Women in Coolings: Include me in the International network for Women in Cooling
Catarina is a Senior Research Fellow at London South Bank University (LSBU) with 15 years’ experience working on funded research projects in the areas of heating and cooling. She is the Project Manager for GreenSCIES a large consortium project on local smart energy networks that combine heat, power and transport. Catarina has worked simultaneously in the industry and academia through an industrial CASE award PhD and two knowledge transfer partnerships between LSBU and Adande Refrigeration Ltd. She won an Innovate UK business leader of the Future award in 2015 and managed Adande’s Engineering department for 3 years leading the development of novel award-winning energy efficient products and certification to international markets. She has 6 years’ experience writing EN and ISO standards. Catarina is the President of CaRe (Careers in Refrigeration) a working group from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) that aims to make refrigeration more visible to the general public and inspire a young generation to join this field. She regularly organises international workshops for CaRe. Catarina is a Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and is in the board of trustees of the institute. She is a member of the IOR Papers and Publications and Membership committees and is in the IOR steering group on Women in Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps.