Silvia Lasala is an assistant professor at ENSIC-LRGP (University of Lorraine). She currently provides lectures in practical sessions of chemical engineering and deals with the development of various research topics. The main purpose of her researches is to contribute to the improvement of the efficiency of energy conversion technologies for electrical and thermal power production. Her more specific area of expertise is the quantification and improvement of the accuracy of thermodynamic models used for the description of fluid properties. Further to the publication of different papers and book chapters, she is also co-editor of the International Journal of Energy, Environment and Economics.