Dr Silvia Madeddu


Silvia Madeddu is a postdoctoral researcher specialised on decarbonisation strategies for energy-intensive industries. She holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). After completing her PhD, she worked for a company based in Cambridge as Chief Scientist for the development of new Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies. In 2018, she joined the Global Energy Systems modelling group at PIK, where she has focused on the analysis of the electrification potential in industry and in the energy transition at European and global level. Her areas of expertise are energy use and materials demand in industrial processes, innovation and economic opportunities arising from the industrial energy transition. She took part in the START project and she is currently involved in the NAVIGATE and SHAPE projects.


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Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
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Decarbonisation strategies for energy-intensive industries (e.g. steel, cement, chemicals), electrification, power-to-heat, power-to-x.

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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., 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.

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.

NAVIGATE Project,  https://navigate-h2020.eu/

START Project,  https://www.energy-transition-hub.org/