Marina Neophytou

Marina

Marina Neophytou

Associate Professor, University of Cyprus

Cyprus

Marina Neophytou is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Head of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics EFM Laboratory at the University of Cyprus She also served as the first Director of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program Energy Technologies and Sustainable Design of the School of Engineering 2012-14 During 2014-15 she has been a Visiting Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - ETH-Zurich jointly hosted at the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering and the Department of Architecture - Chair of Building Physics She completed her undergraduate studies BA-Honours and MEng degrees at Cambridge University UK at the Department of Engineering Fluid Mechanics Thermodynamics Division on a full-expense Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship 1993-97 During her undergraduate studies she has worked at the Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre Cambridge UK and Schlumberger-Dowell Research and Production Center Paris France for which she has received the European Grant Award Women in Technology She has received her MA and PhD degrees 2002 in the area of Environmental Fluid Dynamics from Cambridge University UK on academic and industrial scholarships while during 2003-2005 she continued at Cambridge University as a post-doctoral research associate under an EPSRC UK grant to design and model a tracer release experiment in London for urban air pollution dispersion studies She joined the University of Cyprus as Lecturer in 2005 and then as an Assistant Professor in 2009 and since then she has attracted more than a million euros of external funding to the EFM lab Following a recently-approved proposal the EFM lab is leading a partnership with Cambridge University UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology US on a Sustainable Built Environment Initiative During the Spring Semester 2009 she has been a UNESCO Visiting Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Los Alamos National Laboratory US Her recent collaborative work Toward designing strategies for Urban Heat Island mitigation based on mutli-scale flow considerations has been awarded the Best Paper Award in the 34th International AIVC Conference Energy conservation technologies for mitigation and adaptation in the built environment the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials 2013 Beyond her scientific research she enjoys playing the piano dancing flamenco reading russian literature and poetry as well as being challenged through a chess game.