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Dr Chrysoula Litina

Dr Chrysoula Litina
Geotechnical Research Office
Cambridge University
Engineering Department
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 766683


Chrysoula completed her undergraduate Civil Engineering degree at Democritus University of Thrace in Greece in November 2010 and has been a registered Professional Engineer since February 2011. She continued her academic education at the same university for the degree of MSc in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering. During both her undergraduate and graduate studies she was a Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) scholar and she obtained both degrees with High Honours. In October 2011 she joined the Geotechnical Research Group at the University of Cambridge as a PhD student with a research focus on sustainable development in construction material. Her research is funded jointly by the EPSRC and the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). Chrysoula is affiliated to Clare College.

Research Interests

Her work focuses on the development and characterization of self-healing cement based grouting materials for infrastructure and geotechnical applications as part of the Materials for Life ( Chrysoula is interested in the field of innovative and sustainable cement based materials 


Supervisions: IA Structural Mechanics
Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering

Other Professional Activities

“Sir Joseph Bazalgette Award” (SCI Construction Materials Group) for best oral presentation at Young Researchers’ Forum 2014, UCL, London

Cambridge Science Centre exhibition on ‘Research in building materials for extreme environments’

BBC Frontier Radio podcast on ‘Self-healing materials’ (2013)

Academy of Athens award for undergraduate academic excellence

Skills Day Workshop leader for Undergraduates, Clare College

Key Publications

  1. Litina, C and Kanellopoulos, A and Al-Tabbaa, A (2014) Alternative repair system for concrete using microencapsulated healing agents. Concrete Solutions - Proceedings of Concrete Solutions, 5th International Conference on Concrete Repair. pp. 97-103.
  2. Litina, C and Al-Tabbaa, A (2013) Self-healing capacity of hardened cement suspensions with high levels of cement substitution. ICSHM 2013: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials, Ghent, Belgium, June 16-20, 2013
  3. Litina Ch., Hrissanthou V. and Angelidis P., (2012) Continuous hydrologic modelling study of Evros River basin, 3rd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Predictions for Hydrology, Ecology and Water Resources Management: Water Resources and Changing Global Environment, HydroPredict'2012, Volume of Abstracts, p. 19, Vienna.