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Dr Silvia Madeddu

Dr Silvia Madeddu
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegraphenberg A56 / 028
Phone: +49 (0)331 288 2566
Postal Address
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


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.

Research Interests

Industry decarbonisation pathways, electrification via power-to-heat, power-to-gas and power-to-liquids.

Selected Publications

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.

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