Patricia is currently a visiting scholar at the Center for Bits and Atoms of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), conducting postdoctoral research on water purification, after
winning the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the Bodossaki Foundation for 2018-2019. She
graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) School of Civil Engineering
in 2011. Her dissertation thesis on “Water footprint: a useful tool for optimized agricultural
policy setting” was published in the 12th International Conference on Environmental Science
and Technology (CEST 2011). She continued her studies at the post-graduate level at the NTUA
School of Chemical Engineering. Her PhD thesis (June 2017) in the field of analysis, design and
development of tools and methods for water systems was titled: “Water Reuse & Recycling.
Environmental Protection & Performance Metrics”. In 2018 she won the ECOPOLIS Young
Scientist’s Research Award for the contribution of her PhD research in the field of water
resources management. Since 2011, she has been working as a Research Associate in the
Environmental Energy & Management Research Unit (EEMRU) of the NTUA, participating in
several EU funded research projects mainly focusing on integrated water resources
management, sustainability, water purification and wastewater treatment and reuse.