Dr Erika Alexandra Palfi

University Teacher



1.183A Fleeming Jenkin

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Energy Storage and Carbon Capture
  • Carbon Capture and Separation Processes

Academic Qualifications: 

University Lecturer, University of Edinburgh - since August 2019

PhD Energy Systems, University of Edinburgh - 2019

MSc Chemical and Biological Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg - 2014

BSc Life Science Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg - 2012

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 


  • Thermodynamics 4 for Mechanical Engineers (Lecturer)
  • Professional Issues for Mechanical Engineers (Lecturer)


  • Engineering Thermodynamics 2 (Demonstrator)
  • Engineering Thermodynamics 3 (Tutor/ Demonstrator)
  • Sustainable Energy Group Design Project 3 (Tutor/ Demostrator/ Marker)
  • Energy Systems 4 (Tutor)


Research Interests: 

  • Exhaust Gas and Selective Exhaust Gas Recycling of fossile power plants (emphasis on gas power stations)
  • Thermal power generation
  • Mass and heat transfer technologies
  • Retrofitting options for existing fossil power plants
  • Carbon Capture options and integration strategies of carbon capture processes in power cycles
  • Energy systems


  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Thermodynamics
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Power Plant Process Simulations
  • gCCS/ gPROMS
  • Automation Studio 4 by B&R
  • Photoshop/ Lightroom