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Dr. Laura Herraiz Palomino     Research Associate

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences, Institute of Mechanical, Process & Energy Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, UK




    Office: JC NF 08

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    Email: l.herraiz@hw.ac.uk





Laura has been working as research associate for the Institute for Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh for six years where she acquired extensive experience in flue gas cleaning systems and low carbon processes by conducting process modelling (gPROMS/ASPEN) of integrated processes. Her research interest is focused developing and integrating operation strategies and design synergies to minimise investment and operation cost incurred by the carbon capture processes. She has been actively involved in knowledge transfer and dissemination presenting the research work at cross-disciplinary national and international conferences. She has helped to reinforce strategic collaborations between academia and industrial partners, such as Howden, through an EPRSC Impact Acceleration Award projects. She was involved in experimental test campaigns as part of her placements at the CCPilot 100+ carbon capture pilot plant at Ferrybridge power station (Yorkshire, UK) and Alstom Power ECS R&D execution (Växjö, Sweden).
Laura has a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), a MEng in Energy Generation from the University of Liverpool (UK) and a PhD in Power plant engineering and Carbon Capture and Storage from the University of Edinburgh (UK). Prior to joining the University of Edinburgh, Laura worked for three years for Foster Wheeler, a global engineering company, as a process engineer on the design and implementation of Low-NOx burners and Selective catalytic reduction systems for coal-fired power plants and natural gas combined cycle plants.


Research Interests:

Laura's main research areas are Low carbon technologies, negative emissions technology, life cycle analysis, low carbon hydrogen, energy systems.  



  1. Herraiz, L., Lucquiaud, M., Chalmers, H. and Gibbins, J. 2020. Sequential combustion in Steam Methane Reformers for hydrogen and power production with CCUS in decarbonised industrial clusters. Frontiers in Energy Research for Hydrogen Storage and Production, 2020, Vol. 8, Article 180, pp.1-18.
  2. Herraiz, L., Sánchez Fernández, E., Palfi, E. and Lucquiaud, M. 2020. Rotary adsorption: Selective recycling of CO2 in combined cycle gas turbine power plants. Frontiers in Energy Research for Carbon Capture, Storage, and Utilization, 2020, Vol. 8, Article 482708, pp. 1-21.
  3. Herraiz, L., Hogg, D., Cooper, J. and Lucquiaud, M. 2019. Reducing the water usage of post-combustion capture systems: the role of water condensation/evaporation in rotary regenerative gas/gas heat exchangers. Applied Energy, 2019, Vol. 239, pp. 434-453.
  4. Herraiz, L., Sánchez Fernández, E., Palfi, E. and Lucquiaud, M. 2018. Selective Exhaust Gas Recirculation in Combined Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plants with Post-combustion CO2 capture. Int. Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 2018, Vol. 71, pp. 303-321.

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