Contact Dr Chrissa Sfynia

Areas of expertise

  • Water Science and Engineering


Chrysoula completed her MEng degree in Environmental Engineering in 2012, specialising in Water Treatment Engineering and Desalination. She went on to obtain an MSc in Environmental Systems Engineering at University College London (2012-2013). In 2013 she joined Imperial College London for her PhD, focusing on the minimisation of regulated and unregulated disinfection by-products in drinking water (funded by Anglian Water). She joined Cranfield University in 2018 as a Research Fellow in Drinking Water Science working on a number of projects on water treatment processes to control the formation of disinfection by-products in drinking water. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education.

Current activities

Dr Chrysoula Sfynia is a Research Fellow in Drinking Water Science in the Cranfield Water Science Institute in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology.

As a member of the Drinking Water research group at CWSI, Chrysoula is involved in several projects on the assessment of disinfection by-products occurrence in drinking water and distribution systems, evaluation of water treatment practices for DBPs risk reduction and modelling kinetics of DBPs. Other of her research interests include desalination technologies, water reuse, sustainable water treatment and public participation in decision making.


UK Water Utilities

  • Severn Trent Water
  • Anglian Water
  • Welsh Water
  • Yorkshire Water

DEFRA, specifically DWI. 

UK Water Industry Research (UK WIR)
Imperial College London 


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Sfynia C, Bond T, Kanda R & Templeton M (2016) Nitrogenous disinfection by-product formation from the chlorination and chloramination of amides. In: American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Quality Technology Conference (WQTC), Indianapolis, 13-17 November 2016.