Dr Silvia Madeddu

Dr Silvia Madeddu

Silvia Madeddu is a postdoctoral researcher at PIK, Research Domain 3 – Sustainable Solutions. She joined the START project in 2018 and her research focuses on decarbonisation of energy-intensive industries. Silvia holds a Master Degree in Science from The University of Padova, Italy, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. After completing the PhD, she worked for a company as Chief Scientist, specialising on the development of Carbon Capture and Utilisation technologies.


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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Industry decarbonisation pathways, electrification via power-to-heat, power-to-gas and power-to-liquids.

Madeddu, S., Priestnall, M., Godoy, E., Kumar, R. V., Raymahasay, S., Evans, M., Wang, R., Manenye, S., and Kinoshita, H., Extraction of Mg(OH)2 from Mg silicate minerals with NaOH assisted with H2O: Implications for CO2 capture from exhaust flue gas. Faraday Discussions, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00047E.

Madeddu, S., Priestnall, M., Kinoshita, H., and Godoy, E., Alkaline digestion of dunite for Mg(OH)2 production: An investigation for indirect CO2 sequestration. Minerals Engineering, 2014, 59, 31 – 38.

Madeddu, S., Priestnall, M., Godoy, E., Kumar, V., Evans, M., Badrol, A. R., Wang, R., and Kinoshita, H., Alkali-based extraction of Mg(OH)2 from Mg silicate minerals via solid state reaction with NaOH. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Accelerated Carbonation for Environmental and Materials Engineering, ACEME, 21 – 24 June, 2015, New York, NY, USA.

Nadeem Raza, Waseem Raza, Silvia Madeddu, Henry Agbe, R. V. Kumar and Ki-Hyun Kim, Synthesis and characterization of amorphous precipitated silica from alkaline dissolution of olivine. RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 32651.