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Dr. Nicolas Calvet
Dr. Nicolas Calvet Dr. Nicolas joined Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Professor in 2013. He is the chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, the first research and development platform in the UAE, entirely dedicated to CSP and TES. Finally he is the official UAE representative alternate at the SolarPACES Executive Committee, a technology collaboration program from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Biography

Dr. Nicolas obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Energy and Environment) in 2010 at the PROMES CNRS Laboratory in France. His thesis was about different thermal energy storage (TES) materials and processes, using latent and sensible heat from low to high temperatures.

In 2011, he joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in USA working on heat transfer fluids in the concentrated solar power (CSP) group. In 2012, he joined the CIC Energigune Energy Cooperative Research Centre in Spain where he kept working on thermal energy storage materials and systems.

Finally in 2013, he joined Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in the United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Professor. He is the chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, the first research and development platform in the UAE, entirely dedicated to CSP and TES. Finally he is the official UAE representative alternate at the SolarPACES Executive Committee, a technology collaboration program from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

All sessions by Dr. Nicolas Calvet

  • Day 3Tuesday, February 27th
Conference
4:25 pm

Thermal Energy Storage Systems Tested at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform

Dr. Nicolas Calvet will present the R&D activity developed at the Masdar Institute Solar Platform (MISP) mainly on CSP and TES.
He will introduce the solar platform missions and will focus on 2 specific projects. The first one is a 1 MWh prototype of concrete storage tested in collaboration with EnergyNest (Norway). The second one is the World’s first direct absorption molten salt solar receiver/storage tested in collaboration with MIT (USA). He will conclude by presenting the future projects of the MISP.

Auditorium between Building 4 and 5 16:25 - 04:55 Details