Dr. Nicolas Calvet
Dr. Nicolas Calvet Assistant Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Nicolas Calvet has been an Assistant Professor at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, 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 BSc in Physics and an MSc in Solar Energy from the Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) in France. Then he obtained his PhD 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.

  • PhD, Engineering Science (Energy & Environment), University of Perpignan Via Domitia (France), 2010
  • MSc, Solar Energy, University of Perpignan Via Domitia (France), 2007
  • BSc, Physics, University of Perpignan Via Domitia (France), 2001
Teaching Areas
  • Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes
  • Concentrated Solar Power and Thermal Energy Storage
  • Sustainable Energy Class
  • Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Thermal Science I
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Sustainable Energy
Research Interests
  • Energy conversion
  • Materials science
  • Thermal-fluid physics
  • Concentrated solar power (CSP) components & systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage (TES) materials & systems
  • Industrial solid waste recycling