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Ms Ana De Almeida Marques

Ms Ana De Almeida Marques

catarina.marques@lsbu.ac.uk

Mechanical Engineering and Design

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0597-8468

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Catarina Marques is a Senior Research Fellow at LSBU with 18 years’ experience working on funded research projects in food, refrigeration and district heating and cooling. Catarina has worked simultaneously in industry and academia through an industrial CASE award PhD and two knowledge transfer partnerships between LSBU and Adande Refrigeration. She won an Innovate UK business leader of the Future award and managed Adande’s Engineering department leading the development of award-winning products. Catarina is the president of Careers in Refrigeration a working group from the International Institute of Refrigeration and a fellow and trustee of the UK Institute of Refrigeration.

Catarina has published papers and conference papers covering a wide range of topics from food science to refrigeration, acoustics, district heating and cooling and smart local energy systems (SLES). She is the Project Director (PI) for Transport, Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration a consortium project funded by the Department for Energy Secury and Net Zero. Catarina was the Manager (Co-I) for the GreenSCIES consortium project funded by Innovate UK. GreeSCIES is a SLES that integrates heat (ambient loop district heating and cooling network), renewable power and low carbon mobility (electric vehicles). Catarina was Co-I in the Bankenergi project, which developed an end-to-end energy-trading platform. She is Co-I in DeltaPhi, a project investigating the decarbonisation of low temperature process heat industry.

Catarina completed her PhD at London South Bank University in 2012, on the novel design and performance enhancement of domestic refrigerators with thermal storage. This research was awarded the Ted Perry award by the Institute of Refrigeration in 2012. She worked in the refrigeration industry from 2006 to 2018 and maintained strong bonds with academia, completing an industrial CASE award PhD and two knowledge transfer partnerships (KTPs) over this period. The first KTP was on acoustics, reducing the noise of a commercial refrigerator. In the second KTP Catarina developed a novel chilling and tempering cabinet capable of both chill and rapidly warm up food ingredients. Due to this successful project, Catarina won the 2015 Business Leader of the Future award, from Innovate UK. Catarina led the Engineering department of Adande Refrigeration for 3 years, overseeing the design, testing and certification of the Adande products for the UK and international markets, developing award-winning products.

Catarina is the president Careers in Refrigeration (CaRe) a working group from the International Institute of Refrigeration that aims to make refrigeration more visible to the public and inspire a young generation to join this field. Since CaRe inception in 2016, Catarina has organised ten networking events at international conferences in Europe, Asia, the US, Canada and New Zealand.

Catarina is a Fellow and a trustee of the Institute of Refrigeration and a member of the following IOR committees:

- Papers and Publications: carries out peer reviews of papers published in the IOR proceedings.

- SIRACH planning group: organises workshops on the topics of refrigeration, heating technology, energy storage, and end-user energy demand.

Catarina is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Food and Drink committee since 2019.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Aya Hesham Samy HeggyModifying Intensive Carbon Energy SystemsPhD
Mr Mateusz Marek WegnerUrban Heat Energy Recovery OpportunitiesPhD
Ms Mahnaz SayahiModelling Refrigeration Pathways for Net Zero (MoRe Net Zero)”PhD
Mr Eshagh GoudarziMinewater utilization as a secondary heat source and heat storage in a smart local heating and cooling distribution systemPhD
PhD

London South Bank University

2008
2012
Bachelor degree Food Science and Engineering

Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal

2000
2005
Engineering Manager
Adande Refrigeration Ltd.

- Responsible for a team of five design and test engineers in the development of new products using the Adande refrigerated drawer patented technology.

- Coordinated in-house and third party testing of all Adande products to meet EU regulations for professional cabinets on ecodesign, energy labelling, F-Gas.

- Developed an A+ rated professional refrigerator, which won the 2017 Refrigeration Product of the Year at the UK National ACR Awards.

- Managed certification projects on product safety according to specific market requirements in particular UL and NSF for the USA, CB scheme and CCC for China.

- Managed and coordinated trials with universities, consultants and food manufacturers.

2015
2018
Commercial/industry
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
London South Bank University

- Developed a novel Tempering cabinet, which had the ability to both chill and temper food ingredients. The cabinet provided controlled ingredient tempering times, delivering warmer sandwiches and reducing customer complaints for a major restaurant chain.

- Developed an analysis tool that identifies products with greater return on investment and introduced a stage-gate process for new product development to guide decision-making

2013
2015
Education
Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate
London South Bank University

- Benchmarked the Adande refrigerator sound power, diagnosed the noise and vibration sources and evaluated and enhanced the sound quality.

2012
2013
Education
Test Engineer
Adande Refrigeration Ltd.

- Designed refrigeration systems, tested new components (VIPs, variable speed compressors, etc.), provided support to production and training to development staff.

2006
2008
Commercial/industry
FunderYear wonProjectRole
International Energy Agency on District Heating and Cooling (IEA DHC)2023FAST DHC (Feasibility Assessment Tool for District Heating and Cooling)Co-Investigator
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)2022Transport, Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration - HELGAPrincipal Investigator
Innovate UK 2019GreenSCIES 2 - Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems - 2Co-Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Heat Pump Ready TookitHeat Pump Ready TookitCo-InvestigatorDepartment for Energy Security and Net ZeroOPEN SubmittedJan 2024
PhD Studentship ENG: Heat Recovery Opportunities from Energy Sources (HEROES)Heat Recovery Opportunities from Energy Sources (HEROES)Co-InvestigatorE.ON UK Infrastructure Services LtdOPEN Approved for submissionMar 2024
Institute of Refrigeration
2009
International Institute of Refrigeration
2014
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Ted Perry Award (Nov 2012)

Institute of Refrigeration

The award is open to postgraduate students undertaking research of a practical nature in a field related to air conditioning or refrigeration. It is designed to encourage interest amongst bright and promising students.


Business Leader of the Future (Sep 2015)

Innovate UK

The award recognises Catarina’s outstanding work on LSBU’s KTP with Adande Refrigeration, which developed and delivered a specially designed tempering cabinet that incorporates Andande’s original drawer system. She also developed a New Product Development analysis tool to help Adande better develop products with greater return on investment.


Reach and Impact

ACR Journal (Aug 2008)


Cooling Post (Nov 2015)


Catering Insight (Mar 2013)


Frozen Food Europe (Aug 2016)


RAC Plus (Aug 2019)


Refrigerated Frozen Food (Aug 2016)


Foodservice Equipment Journal (Apr 2015)


R744 (Aug 2016)


Cold link Africa (Sep 2020)


Heat Recovery Opportunities from Electrical Substation Transformers
Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H., Davies, G., De Almeida Marques, A. and Maidment, G. (2023). Heat Recovery Opportunities from Electrical Substation Transformers. Energy Reports. 10, pp. 2931-2943. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2023.09.074

Women working in Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps: a Worldwide Survey
De Almeida Marques, A., Marques, C., Colombo, I., Baha, M., Eltalouny, A., Wagner, S., Evans, J. and Maidment, G. (2023). Women working in Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Heat Pumps: a Worldwide Survey. ICR2023 26th International Congress of Refrigeration . Paris 21 - 25 Aug 2023

Transport, Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration – A research project
Maidment, G., Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H., Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H. and De Almeida Marques, A. (2023). Transport, Industrial and Commercial Refrigeration – A research project. 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Institute of Refrigeration. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.10.18462/iir.icr.2023.XXXX

Decarbonisation pathways for fossil fuel-based district heating networks using heat pumps
Heggy, A., Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H., De Almeida Marques, A., Maidment, G. and Hamilton, J. (2023). Decarbonisation pathways for fossil fuel-based district heating networks using heat pumps. 26th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. IIR.

Meeting Net Zero Carbon Emission Targets: A case study tailored to local industry
De Almeida Marques, A., Turnell, H., Jones, P., Dunham, C., Fox, M., Revesz, A. and Maidment, G. (2023). Meeting Net Zero Carbon Emission Targets: A case study tailored to local industry. 2023 ASHRAE winter conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA 04 - 08 Feb 2023

The Importance of Heat Pump COP in the Economics of 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling Networks
Revesz, A., Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H., De Almeida Marques, A., Jones, P., Dunham, C. and Maidment, G. (2023). The Importance of Heat Pump COP in the Economics of 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling Networks . 2023 ASHRAE winter conference. Atlanta, Georgia, USA 04 - 08 Feb 2023 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

A Case Study of the Integration of Mine water into Smart Cooling and Heating Network systems
Goudarzi, E., De Almeida Marques, A., Turnell, H. and Maidment, G. (2023). A Case Study of the Integration of Mine water into Smart Cooling and Heating Network systems. 2023 CIBSE Technical Symposium. CIBSE.

Mine water utilization as a secondary heat source and heat storage in a smart local heating and cooling distribution system
Goudarzi, E., Turnell, H., De Almeida Marques, A. and Maidment, G. (2023). Mine water utilization as a secondary heat source and heat storage in a smart local heating and cooling distribution system. 9th International Conference on Smart Local Energy Systems.

District Heat Networks: Addressing Categorisation to Unlock Deployment Potential
Heggy, A., Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H., De Almeida Marques, A., Maidment, G. and Hamilton, J. (2023). District Heat Networks: Addressing Categorisation to Unlock Deployment Potential. CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium. Loughborough UK 05 - 06 Apr 2017 CIBSE.

Driving success towards zero carbon energy targets for UK's Local Authorities
Turnell, H., Marques, C., Jones, P., Dunham, C., Revesz, A. and Maidment, G. (2023). Driving success towards zero carbon energy targets for UK's Local Authorities. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management. 38, p. 38. https://doi.org/10.54337/ijsepm.7548

Opportunities and challenges for Implementing Smart Local Energy Systems in Cities and Towns, demonstrated through case studies
Marques C., Dunham C., Jones P., Turnell H., Revesz, A. and Maidment, G. (2021). Opportunities and challenges for Implementing Smart Local Energy Systems in Cities and Towns, demonstrated through case studies. 2022 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 29 Jan - 02 Feb 2022

A holistic design approach for 5th Generation Smart Local Energy systems: project GreenSCIES
Maidment, G., Revesz, A. and De Almeida Marques, A. (2021). A holistic design approach for 5th Generation Smart Local Energy systems: project GreenSCIES. Energy. 242, p. 122885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.122885

Exploring the potential of heat as a service in decarbonization: Evidence needs and research gaps
Britton, J., Minas, A.M., Marques, C. and Pourmirza, Z. (2021). Exploring the potential of heat as a service in decarbonization: Evidence needs and research gaps. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2021.1873460

Integration of High Temperature Heat Networks with Low Carbon Ambient Loop Systems
Marques, C., Dunham, C., Jones, P., Matabuena, R., Revesz, A., Lagoeiro, H. and Maidment, G. (2020). Integration of High Temperature Heat Networks with Low Carbon Ambient Loop Systems. 2021 ASHRAE Winter Virtual Conference. Chicago 09 - 12 Feb 2021 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

GreenSCIES – Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems – Integration with Data Centres
Marques, C., Tozer, R., Revesz, A., Dunham, C., Jones, P., Matabuena, R., Bond, C., Roscoe Papini Lagoeiro, H., Wegner, M., Davies, G. and Maidment, G. (2020). GreenSCIES – Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems – Integration with Data Centres. Institute of Refrigeration TechTalk Webinar. London 02 - 02 Apr 2020

Initial assessment of a 5th generation district energy network in central London
Revesz, A., De Almeida Marques, A., Davies, G., Matabuena, R., Jones, P., Dunham, C. and Maidment, G. (2020). Initial assessment of a 5th generation district energy network in central London. ASHRAE Transactions. 126, pp. 491-499.

Developing novel 5th generation district energy networks
Revesz, A., Jones, P., Dunham, C., Davies, G., Marques, C., Matabuena, R., Scott, J. and Maidment, G. (2020). Developing novel 5th generation district energy networks. Energy. 201, pp. 117389-117389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117389

Airflow design in refrigerated retail display cabinets and its impact on food quality
Marques, C., Vagg, D, Hammond, EC and Pitchers, S (2019). Airflow design in refrigerated retail display cabinets and its impact on food quality. https://doi.org/https://www.doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2019.1206

Women in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps industry
Colombo, I., Marques, C., Rodway M., Evans, J., Maidment, G., Voigt A. and Moundjimbi Mombo F-A. (2019). Women in the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps industry. 6th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Nantes, France 26 - 28 Aug 2020 https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2019.XXX

CARE: IIR working group with emphasis on women in refrigeration
Marques, C., Colombo, I, Evans, J, Kauffeld, M, Tarlea, G and Coulomb, D (2018). CARE: IIR working group with emphasis on women in refrigeration. 5th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Beijing, China 06 - 08 Apr 2018 https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.iccc.2018.0048

Performance comparison between shorter and conventional air curtains in retail display refrigerators
Pitchers, S, Marques, C., Rees, R, Cooper, R and Hammond, E (2018). Performance comparison between shorter and conventional air curtains in retail display refrigerators. 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Beijing, China 06 - 08 Apr 2018 IIR.

Women in the Refrigeration Industry
Evans, J, Colombo, I, Marques, C., Kauffeld, M, Coulomb, D and Tarlea, G (2017). Women in the Refrigeration Industry. Ashrae 2017 Winter Conference. Las Vegas 28 Jan - 01 Feb 2017

Application of short air curtains in retail display refrigerators
Hammond, E, Marques, C. and Ketteringham, LP (2016). Application of short air curtains in retail display refrigerators. 4th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Aukland, New Zealand 07 - 09 Apr 2016 IIR. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.iccc.2016.0007

Women in the cold chain industry
Colombo, I, Marques, C., Evans, J, Kauffeld, M, Tarlea, G and Fournier, S (2016). Women in the cold chain industry. 4th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Auckland, New Zealand 07 - 09 Apr 2016 IIR. https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.iccc.2016.0003

Minimising product moisture loss in professional service cabinets
Marques, C., Hammond, E and Wood, I (2015). Minimising product moisture loss in professional service cabinets. The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration - Improving Quality of Life, Preserving the Earth. Yokohama, Japan 16 - 22 Aug 2015 https://doi.org/10.18462/iir.icr.2015.0525

Application of Vacuum Insulated Panels in Commercial Service Cabinets
Hammond, E. and Marques, C. (2014). Application of Vacuum Insulated Panels in Commercial Service Cabinets. 3rd IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London 23 - 26 Jun 2014 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Noise reduction in commercial refrigerators - a practical approach
Marques, A. C., Gomez-Agustina, L., Dance, S., Hammond, E. and Wood I. (2013). Noise reduction in commercial refrigerators - a practical approach . 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. Bangkok, Thailand 07 - 11 Jul 2013

The use of phase change materials in domestic refrigerator applications
Evans, J, Marques, C., Davies, G, Maidment, GG and Wood, ID (2013). The use of phase change materials in domestic refrigerator applications. Proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration 2013-2014. London, UK 07 Nov 2013 Institute of Refrigeration.

Theoretical modelling and experimental investigation of a thermal energy storage refrigerator
Marques, C., Davies, G., Evans, JA, Maidment, GG and Wood, ID (2013). Theoretical modelling and experimental investigation of a thermal energy storage refrigerator. Energy. 55, pp. 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2013.03.091

Novel design and performance enhancement of domestic refrigerators with thermal storage
Marques, C., Davies, G., Maidment, GG, Evans, JA and Wood, ID (2013). Novel design and performance enhancement of domestic refrigerators with thermal storage. Applied Thermal Engineering. 63 (2), pp. 511-519. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.11.043

Modelling of a thermal storage refrigerator
Marques, C., Davies, G., Evans, J., Maidment, G. and Wood I. (2011). Modelling of a thermal storage refrigerator. The 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Prague, Czech Republic 01 - 01 Aug 2011 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Application of Phase Change Materials to Domestic Refrigerators
Marques, C., Davies, G., Maidment, G., Evans, J. and Wood I. (2010). Application of Phase Change Materials to Domestic Refrigerators. 9th IIR Conference on Phase Change Materials and Slurries for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning. Sofia, Bulgaria 29 Sep 210 - 01 Oct 2010 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Novel Design and Performance of Domestic Refrigerators
Marques, C., Evans, J., Davies, G., Maidment, G. and Wood I. (2010). Novel Design and Performance of Domestic Refrigerators. 1st IIR International Cold Chain Conference. UK, Cambridge 29 - 31 Mar 2010 International Institute of Refrigeration.

Influence of Propagation Conditions on the Start-up Phase of Immobilised Yeast Reactors
Marques, A. C., Ludwig A. and Vicente I. (2005). Influence of Propagation Conditions on the Start-up Phase of Immobilised Yeast Reactors. 7th Conference on Food Chemistry . 13 - 16 Apr 2005