Dr Chrysoula Litina
University of Cambridge , senior post-doctoral researcher
Dr Chrysoula Litina completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2015 on the development of novel microcapsule-based self-healing cementitious materials. This work form part of the EPSRC funded £1.7M project Materials for Life (M4L) developing self-healing cementitious infrastructure materials. She was then a postdoc on an EPSRC Follow-on-Fund enhancing the commercialisation of microcapsule-based self-healing repair mortars. Since 2017 she has been the lead postdoc of the Cambridge team, led by Professor Abir Al-Tabbaa, of the £4.9M EPSRC-funded Resilient Materials 4 Life (RM4L) Programme Grant. RM4L is tailoring developments in M4L for specific applications, investigating more realistic damage scenarios including corrosion and time-related damage and developing self-sensing attributes. The ultimate aim is to create cementitious materials that adapt to their environment, develop immunity to harmful actions, self-diagnose the on-set of deterioration and self-heal when damaged. She leads the microcapsule-based self-healing material development, characterisation, up-scaling and full-scale applications.