Stavroula obtained a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1989. After a brief career in industry, she joined King’s College London in 1993 as a Research Assistant to work on an EU funded project investigating the effects of fouling on heat exchangers in lignite utility boilers. She was awarded the PhD in 1996 and was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at King’s College London in the same year. During her PhD studies she applied optical diagnostic techniques such as LDA and liquid crystal thermography to resolve the flow and heat transfer characteristics of model tube bundle heat exchangers. She also worked closely with CFD modellers and the power generation industry in order to understand and predict ash fouling. Stavroula was promoted to Senior Lecturer and Reader in 2005 and 2009 respectively. She also led the fluids group (ECLAT) from October 2009 until her departure from King’s in March 2011 to join UCL as a Reader in Thermofluids.