• Meet Our Team

    A world-leading team of engineers and scientists thriving to provide low-carbon solutions and sustainable future.

Director


Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer
Director|Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer

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 Profile M.Maroto-Valer@hw.ac.uk

Team Member


Associate Professor
Dr. John Andresen
Research focus:
Innovative process engineering solutions and life cycle assessment of industrial heat and power needs & waste water to renewable energy via Microbial Fuel Cell
Profile J.Andresen@hw.ac.uk
Assistant Professor
Dr. Susana Garcia
Research focus:
Advanced materials and separation processes; Biogas upgrading systems; Process intensification of separation/capture systems; Process integration and...
Profile S.Garcia@hw.ac.uk
Assistant Professor
Dr. Jin Xuan
Research focus:
CO2 utilization, fuel cells, renewable energy, micro-reactors and process intensification.
Profile J.Xuan@hw.ac.uk
Assistant Professor
Dr. Eva Sanchez Fernandez
Research focus:
Detail operation of power plants with carbon capture at design and off-design conditions and the interfaces between the capture plant...
Profile E.Sanchez_Fernandez@hw.ac.uk
Laboratory Manager
Dr. Sean Higgins
Research focus:
Dr Sean Higgins is the Laboratory Manager for the RCCS, where he coordinates all Health and Safety aspects, infrastructure maintenance, user induction and training, resources and..
Profile S.Higgins@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Enrique Garcia
Research focus:
CO2 capture, Sorbents, Carbon materials, OMCs, Fluidized bed reactors, oxygen carriers, Chemical looping processes, TGA analysis
Profile E.Garcia@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Manohara Gudiyor Veerabhadrappa
Research focus:
Layered solids, CO2 capture, heterogeneous catalysis, wastewater treatment
Profile mg87@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Amir Jahanbakhsh
Research focus:
Multiphase fluid flow in porous media, Reservoir characterization, EOR processes and CO2 storage.
Profile A.Jahanbakhsh@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Ben Kolosz
Research focus:
Integration of catalytic gasification of waste biomass, solid oxide co-electrolysis and FT processing, all carried out through lifecycle assessment and process simulation.
Profile B.Kolosz@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Yang Luo
Research focus:
Process Integrations with particular interest in industrial sustainability, eco-intelligent manufacturing and signal processing.
Profile Y.Luo@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Manuel Ojeda
Research focus:
Development of metal nanoparticles supported on mesoporous materials, mechanochemical synthesis and heterogeneous catalysis.
Profile M.Ojeda@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Jeannie Ziang Yie Tan
Research focus:
CO2 photoreduction, photocatlaysis, wet chemistry, synthesis, material characterisation
Profile J.Tan@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Krystian Wlodarczyk
Research focus:
Investigation and development of CO2 laser polishing and ultrashort-pulsed laser micromachining of optical glass substrates, high-speed laser cutting and...
Profile K.L.Wlodarczyk@hw.ac.uk
Research Associate
Dr. Haoran Xu
Research focus:
CO2 photo reduction, photo electrolysis, solid oxide fuel cells, solid oxide electrolysis cells, Fischer–Tropsch process.
Profile hx14@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Muhammad N Almustapha
Research focus:
@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Mohammed Arshad
Research focus:
Depolymerize lignin and potentially to produce value added chemicals from this abundant resource, homogeneous-, heterogeneous- and bio- catalysis as well as chemical engineering.
ma103@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Julia Barrio
Research focus:
Understanding emissions from CO2 capture plants in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) networks.
jb82@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Elizabeth Bay
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
erb31@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Li Anne Cheah
Research focus:
Carbon Capture and Utilization, Catalyst Synthesis, Reaction Engineering and Process Intensification.
lc3@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Meltiani Belekoukia
Research focus:
Catalysis engineering for energy and carbon conversion
mb75@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Stelios Gavrielides
Research focus:
CO2 photoreduction, TiO2 photocatalysis, solar fuels, sustainability, solar energy economics.
sg81@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Hao Huang
Research focus:
CO2 capture, mineral carbonation, low carbon building materials, solid waste utilization, energy economics.
hh37@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Evangelos Kalamaras
Research focus:
Activated carbon adsorption and regeneration for CO2 capture and low lost Bio-methane production from biogas.
ek15@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Franklin Kalu
Research focus:
@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Francesco Lonis
Research focus:
Renewable fuels, low carbon technology, energy systems, renewable energy, CO2 utilization
fl29@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
XiaoJiao Luo
Research focus:
CO2 photoreduction
xl25@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Muhammad Imran Masood
Research focus:
Production and characterization of different active carbon based adsorbents to capture CO2 from biogas in adsorption-based systems.
mm148@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Michael O Ogidi
Research focus:
Process Safety, design and operation of a digester in bio-gas production & impact of multilayer subcontracting on project performance in Nigeria’s construction industry
moo1@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Montserrat Recasens
Research focus:
CO2-brine-well cement interactions under conditions representative of CO2 geological storage processes
mr25@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Ahmed Saleh
Research focus:
Process Integration of High Temperature CO2 Capture with Lithium-Based Sorbents in Power and Industrial Plants.
ams2@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Warren Thompson
Research focus:
CO2 Photoreduction, development of telescopic flow chemistry processes towards ARVs
wat1@hw.ac.uk
PhD Student
Adilet Zhakeyev
Research focus:
Development of active materials for additive manufacturing and subsequently fabricate functional energy conversion devices, particularly for CO2 utilisation.
az22@hw.ac.uk

Alumni


  • Dr. Nazia Farooqui
  • Dr. Luc T Steel
  • Dr. Tevfik Aysu
  • Dr. Patricia Córdoba
  • Dr. Qi Liu
  • Dr. Oluwafunmilola Ola
  • Dr. Theodoros Chronopoulos
  • Dr. Ili Ramli
  • Dr. Marco Dri
  • Dr. Xiaolong Wang
  • Dr. Dong Liu
  • Dr. Manuela Rallo

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