Prof M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer is the first Robert Buchan Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. She leads a team of 40 researchers developing novel solutions to meet the worldwide strive for energy, with particular emphasis on clean technologies. She has over 410 publications, including editor of 4 books and 32% of her publications are in top 10% most cited worldwide.Her outstanding contributions, publication record and service to the chemical sciences and energy engineering have been recognised with numerous international prizes and awards. She is a member of the Directorate of the Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage.
Research focus: R&D in bioenergy and waste valorisation combining catalysis, materials science and chemical engineering aspects. Catalytic membrane reactors, TEA, CO2 capture, pyrolysis, gasification and hydrotreating.
Research focus: Performance of Coriolis Flowmeters in the transportation of high CO2 content fluid mixtures with the emphasis on the impact of captured impurities by various CO2 capturing technologies...
Research focus: Carbon Capture and Utilization, particularly through Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction to Solar Fuels and integrating functional sustainability into modern life TA for Mechanical Engineering