Demetra Tsiamis is the Associate Director of the Earth Engineering Center at the City College of New York. Ms. Tsiamis manages all applied research programs at EEC|CCNY sponsored by operating companies and industry consortia in the field of sustainable waste management and conversion. Her expertise is in thermal conversion of waste with a focus on gasification and pyrolysis of non-recyclable plastics. Ms. Tsiamis is the lead engineer on the Enerkem technical due diligence and has led several technical research programs on waste conversion for companies such as Covanta, Solar Turbines, and the American Chemistry Council. Ms. Tsiamis also leads the public outreach efforts of EEC|CCNY to form research partnerships with local government agencies and municipalities.
Ms. Tsiamis received her M.S. in chemical engineering in 2013 from Columbia University and her B.E. in chemical engineering in 2011 from The Cooper Union with a minor in environmental engineering. Her Master's thesis at Columbia University investigated the technical feasibility of commercial pyrolysis technologies in the treatment of New York City's non-recyclable plastics. Prior to joining EEC|CCNY, Ms. Tsiamis worked as an environmental consultant for Langan Engineering and Environmental Services in New York.