Thibaut Merville

Research Assistant

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


Thibaut Merville is a French Engineer from L’École Nationale des Arts et Metiers with a focus on industrial processes and energy generation. He is highly interested in the different methods of hydrogen production and aims to work in the energy sector.

Thibaut finished his engineering training in Lille, France after 3 years of learning mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and industrial process. During this time, he worked on various projects such as a piezoelectric energy recovery project using FEA Software or casting industrial metal parts for industries. His MSc dissertation focused on designing an AEM Electrolyser using 3D printers to print the first versions of the electrolyser. This process enabled him to gather feedback from experimentation and through trial and error. He then manufactured the final version in metal.

Thibaut is currently a research assistant working at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions at Heriot-Watt University. He will be designing and manufacturing different types of electrolysers to produce hydrogen as well as carrying out tests on the operation of electrolysers and determining optimum operating conditions.

Roles & Responsibilities

Research interests

Thibaut’s main research areas are Energy Production, Hydrogen production, Hydrogen Storage, and 3D Modelling.