Dr. Nicolas Calvet has been an Assistant Professor at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) since 2013. He is the founder and chair of the Masdar Institute Solar Platform, the first R&D platform in the UAE dedicated to concentrated solar power (CSP) and thermal energy storage (TES). Finally, he is representing the UAE at the SolarPACES Executive Committee, a technology collaborative program from the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Dr. Calvet has a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Sc. in Solar Energy from the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) in France. Then he obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Energy and Environment) in 2010 at the PROMES CNRS Laboratory in France. In 2011, he joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the USA working in the CSP group. In 2012, he worked at the CIC Energigune Energy Cooperative Research Centre in Spain in the TES group before moving to Abu Dhabi.