Charikleia Karakosta is a Chemical Engineer and works as a Research Associate at the University of Piraeus Research Centre (UPRC). She has participated in several national and EU research and consultancy projects in the fields of energy-environmental and climate policy, energy planning and management, technology transfer and decision support. She holds a PhD in Decision Support Systems for the Promotion of the Effective Technology Transfer within the frame of Climate Change from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and MSc in Energy Production and Management by NTUA. She has more 115 scientific publications in international journals with reviewers, announcements in international conferences and chapters in books SCOPUS h-index 12, 339 citations). For her work, she has received awards by the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the NTUA.