Ms Anna Garcia-Teruel

Research Associate/Postgraduate



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1.184 Fleeming Jenkin

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Energy Policy, Economics and Innovation
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
Miss Anna Garcia Teruel
Miss 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 optimization 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.

At the University of Edinburgh she is doing her PhD in the cost and performance optimization of wave energy converters since January 2016. She is member of the IES PG and RA committee and institute representative in the Engineering Graduate Society.

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: 

  • MSc in Power and Process Engineering from Technical University Munich
  • BSc in Power and Process Engineering from Technical University Munich

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Institute for Energy Systems (IES) Postgraduate and Research Associate Committee Member
  • Engineering Graduate Society - IES Representative (2016)

Research Interests: 

  • Wave Energy Converters
  • Optimization
  • Levelised Cost of Energy Calculation
  • Energy Systems Modelling

PhD Topic: Cost and Performance Optimization of Wave Energy Converters


  • Matlab
  • LabView
  • LaTeX