Dr. Laura Herraiz Palomino

Research Associate

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


Dr Laura Herraiz is a research associate at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot Watt University. Her primary focus lies in developing thermodynamic and process models to accurately predict amine emissions, crucial for the design of emission mitigation technologies. Additionally, she is engaged in conducting techno-economic analyses of both solvent-based and sorbent-based CO2 capture technologies.

Her research interest is focused on developing and integrating operation strategies and design synergies to minimise investment and operation cost incurred by the carbon capture processes.

Laura’s research interests center around the development and integration of operational strategies and design synergies aimed at minimizing the investment and operational costs associated with carbon capture processes. She holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), a MSc in Energy Generation from the University of Liverpool (UK), and a Ph.D. in Power Plant Engineering and Carbon Capture and Storage from the University of Edinburgh (UK). Prior to her tenure at the University of Edinburgh, Laura accumulated three years of valuable experience working with Amec Foster Wheeler.

Roles & Responsibilities

Research interests

Laura’s primary research interests encompass sustainable energy systems, low carbon technology, the process integration, and optimization of post-combustion CO2 capture technologies. Additionally, she is actively involved in Life Cycle Assessments and Techno-economic assessments to contribute to a comprehensive understanding of environmental impacts and economic feasibility in the context of her research pursuits.