Mercerdes is a Professor at the Heriott Watt University's School of Engineering & Physical Sciences and the Institute of Petroleum Engineering. She is also the Robert M Buchan Chair in Sustainable Energy Engineering.
Prof Maroto-Valer’s research at the interface of engineering and science is strongly linked to leading international collaborators and has resulted in notable outputs. She has established an international research reputation at the interface between energy and the environment. Her team is developing novel chemical and engineering solutions to meet the worldwide strive for cost-effective and environmentally-friendly energy, with particular emphasis on clean energy technologies, including carbon dioxide capture, transport, storage and utilization.