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Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer is one of the two Heriot-Watt professors who are among distinguished individuals elected to become Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Maroto-Valer is the Director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS). Her work focuses on developing clean energy technologies, including carbon dioxide capture, transport, storage and utilization. Mercedes is also the first Robert Buchan Chair of Sustainable Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and she leads the Energy Academy initiative. She joins the RSE due to her work to place the advancement of learning and useful knowledge at the centre of public life in Scotland.
RSE President Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, said, “I am delighted to welcome such a wide range of outstanding individuals to the Fellowship. Each of the new Fellows is elected on the distinguished merit of their work. In joining the RSE, they strengthen our capacity to support excellence across all areas of academic and public life, both in Scotland and further afield.”
Professor Duncan Hand, Acting Deputy Principal (Research and Knowledge Exchange) said “We are delighted at this recognition of two of our leading STEM academics who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields and whose work is having real impact.”
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. The work of the RSE includes awarding research funding, leading on major inquiries, informing public policy and delivering events across Scotland to inspire knowledge and learning.
Many congratulations, Mercedes!
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