Ana has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering – Energy and Environment from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), having conducted her Master’s thesis project at the Biofluids & Transport Group, in Imperial College London. After finishing her Masters, Ana worked as a research assistant at the Transport Phenomena Research Centre at FEUP, focusing on numerical and experimental studies on gas-liquid slug flow applied to oil extraction in pre-salt regions. In 2019, she completed an MPhil in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Cambridge, studying the impacts of heat transport due to increasing Arctic temperatures on the destabilisation of methane hydrates reservoirs within permafrost. Ana’s PhD topic reflects her long-term interest in low-carbon transition, looking at ways to reduce industrial emissions through resource efficiency improvements.