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Ms Ana De Almeida Marques

Ms Ana De Almeida Marques

dealmea4@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 15 years’ experience working on funded research projects in refrigeration, district heating and cooling, food and thermal storage materials. 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 of the Institute of Refrigeration.

Catarina has published four papers and sixteen 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 Manager for GreenSCIES, a SLES that integrates heat (ambient loop district heating and cooling network), renewable power (solar PV) and low carbon mobility (electric vehicles and vehicle-to-grid). Catarina is involved in the Bankenergi project, which is developing an end-to-end energy-trading platform. She is also developing a techno-economic model for DeltaPhi, a project that is 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 eight networking events at international conferences in Europe, Asia, the US, Canada and New Zealand.

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

- Women in RACHP: provides mentoring, networking and learning opportunities to women working the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pumps industry.

- 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.

In 2019, Catarina became a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Food and Drink committee.

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
Innovate UK 2019GreenSCIES 2 - Green Smart Community Integrated Energy Systems - 2Co-Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Energy as a Service: A novel route to New Zero Energy SystemsEnergy as a Service: A novel route to New Zero Energy SystemsPrincipal InvestigatorUK Research and Innovation (UKRI)OPEN SubmittedMar 2022
Industrial Cooling - HELGAIndustrial Cooling - HELGACo-InvestigatorDepartment for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)OPEN In preparationJan 2022
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)


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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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).

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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