Chrysothemis is a Geotechnical/Tunnel/Mining Engineer with post-graduate studies on the Design and Construction of Underground Works. In September 2016, she completed her doctorate (PhD) studies at Queen’s University in Canada. Her research work is associated with the time-dependent behaviour of rock materials and the implications associated with tunnelling. In April 2014, she started working in a joint Research Project between Queen’s University and ETH (the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) on time-dependent laboratory testing which required travelling between Canada and Switzerland. In February 2017, she was appointed Lecturer/Assistant Professor to teach MSc level courses on Applied Rock Mechanics and Engineering at the University of Leeds (UK). Her professional background involves working currently as Independent Consultant on rock engineering (tunnelling and geotechnical) projects and in the past as an Assistant Engineer in both private and the public sector through internship positions.
In Greek, her first name (Chrysothemis) means Golden (-chryso) Natural Law – Justice (-themis), in case you were wondering.