Dr Laura Herraiz is a research associate at the Research Centre for Carbon Solutions (RCCS) at Heriot-Watt University. Her current focus involves the SCOPE project, where she is dedicated to developing thermodynamic models for precise predictions of amine emissions and conducting techno-economic analyses of emissions mitigation strategies. Additionally, she contributes to the USorb-DAC project, working on optimized integrated processes for direct air capture (DAC). Her research interest lies in developing and integrating operational strategies and design synergies to minimize investment and operational costs associated with carbon capture processes.
Dr Herraiz holds 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, she accumulated three years of experience at Foster Wheeler.