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Demetra Tsiamis

Demetra Tsiamis



Associate Director, Earth Engineering Center at CCNY

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Demetra Tsiamis is the Associate Director of the Earth Engineering Center at the City College of New York (EEC|CCNY). Ms. Tsiamis manages all applied research programs at EEC|CCNY sponsored by operating companies and industry consortia in the field of sustainable waste management and conversion. Her expertise is in thermal conversion of waste with a focus on gasification and pyrolysis of non-recyclable plastics. Ms. Tsiamis is the lead engineer at EEC|CCNY on several research programs on waste conversion for companies and organizations such as Covanta and the American Chemistry Council. Ms. Tsiamis also participates in the public outreach efforts of EEC|CCNY to form research partnerships with government agencies and municipalities, one of which is the Department of Sanitation in the City of New York.

Ms. Tsiamis received her M.S. in chemical engineering from Columbia University and her B.E. in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science Art with a minor in environmental engineering. Her Master’s thesis at Columbia University investigated the technical feasibility of commercial pyrolysis technologies in the treatment of New York City’s non-recyclable plastics. Prior to joining EEC|CCNY, Ms. Tsiamis worked as a field engineer for Langan Engineering and Environmental Services in New York.


September 29, 2016 from our The 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste, Video Panels Watch Demetra Tsiamis (Associate Director of Earth Engineering Center at CCNY) discuss the Future of Waste Treatment Technologies with Prof. Marco Castaldi (Associate Professor at City College of New York), Prof. Nickolas Themelis (Director of Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University) and Dr. Venkata Mohan (Prinicipal Scientist at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology). This panel was organized under the "Future of Waste" theme curated by Prof. Margaret Bates of University of Northampton, as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.Read More

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