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Mercedes Maroto-Valer

Associate Principal (Global Sustainability) and Director Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS), Heriot-Watt University

Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer (FRSE, FIChemE, FRSC, FRSA, FEI) is Champion and Director of the UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) focused on accelerating the decarbonisation of industrial clusters. Mercedes is Director of the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) and Associate Principal (Global Sustainability) at Heriot-Watt University overseeing the environmental sustainability effort across our global campuses and working with partners to achieve global carbon reduction targets. Her internationally recognised track record covers energy systems, CCUS, integration of hydrogen technologies and low carbon fuels. She has over 550 publications, including editor of 4 books, and holds leading positions in professional societies and editorial boards and has received numerous international prizes and awards.


  • –present
    Head of Insitute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering, Heriot Watt University


  • 2010
    Developments and innovation in carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage technology (ed.), CRC Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy