Giulia Costa is a senior researcher at the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she teaches Environmental and Sanitary Engineering. Since 2015 she has been teaching Environmental Quality Engineering in the multidisciplinary Global Governance BA program held at the Economics Faculty of Tor Vergata University.
She holds a Master's Degree from the University of Rome La Sapienza and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Tor Vergata University.
Her research activities focus on the valorization of waste treatment and industrial residues with specific regard to their leaching behaviour through different types of treatments, CCUS by carbonation of alkaline residues and life cycle analysis applied especially to waste management systems. She participated in the EU Life+ research project UP-grading of landfillGAS for LOWering CO2 emissions and the EU FP7 research project Holistic Management of Brownfield Regeneration.
She has authored over 30 papers published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals. She acted as co-lead of the panel on CO2 conversion to solid carbonates at the Mission Innovation expert workshop on CCUS held in Houston in September 2017.