Ms Anna Garcia-Teruel

Research Associate/Postgraduate



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3.097 Faraday Building

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
Ms Anna Garcia Teruel
Ms Anna Garcia Teruel


Anna studied in the Faculty for Mechanical Engineering in the Technical University Munich, where she graduated with an MSc in 2015. During her Bachelors she focused on the experimental study of model gas turbines. Later on during her Masters she gained more experimental experience: working on a fluid mechanic and thermodynamic analysis of an ammonia generator for an SCR process as part of her semester thesis and during her stay at the Maha Fluid Power Research Center from Purdue University re-commissioning a test rig to measure friction forces in an axial piston machine.

She got for the first time in touch with optimisation and energy system models during her Masters’ thesis studying the perspectives of the energy transition in Europe under consideration of uncertainty at the German Aerospace Center. She continued on this modelling and optimisation path at the University of Edinburgh, where she graduated with a Ph.D. for her thesis on geometry optimisation of wave energy converters.

She is currently a Research Associate in Offshore Renewable Energy applying her design optimisation expertise in the DTOceanPlus project and leading the impact assessment of the innovations introduced in the FLOTANT project. She is acting vice-chair and external society liaison champion for the Molly Fergusson Initiative.

In her spare time Anna likes to practice ballet and contemporary dance and to spend time outside in the nature hiking, biking or just enjoying the views.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Energy Systems from The University of Edinburgh
  • MSc in Power and Process Engineering from Technical University Munich
  • BSc in Power and Process Engineering from Technical University Munich

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Committee member of the Molly Fergusson Initiative
  • Institute for Energy Systems (IES) Postgraduate and Research Associate Committee Member (2016-2018)
  • Engineering Graduate Society - IES Representative (2016)
  • SIMarEST (2016-2020)

Research Interests: 

  • Offshore renewable energy
  • Wave energy converters
  • Floating offshore wind
  • Design optimisation
  • Levelised cost of energy calculation
  • Techno-economic, environemntal and macro-economic impact assessment
  • Energy systems modelling


  • Matlab
  • LabView
  • LaTeX