Sandia Energy > Programs > Renewable Energy > Concentrating Solar Power > Concentrating Solar Power Staff > Nicolas Delovato Nicolas Delovato R&D Intern BiographyNicolas Delovato is a graduate student intern in the National Thermal Solar Test Facility (NSTTF) at Sandia National Laboratories. He received BS in Mechanical Engineering with honors from New Mexico State University in May 2019. Along with his work at the NTTSF, he is pursuing his MS in Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico State University. Presently, Nicolas is working on thermal, fluid, and mechanical simulations for the Gen3 Particle Project. Nicolas has presented research at several research conferences, mostly notably at the 2019 ERN Conference in STEM in Washington D.C. His first research article was recently published in the journal, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He is a proud member of university’s local chapter of Tau Beta Pi. EducationBachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, May 2019Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, August 2019- May 2020Research InterestsRenewable EnergyAlternative EnergyConcentrating Solar PowerThermal StorageFinite Element MethodsConjugate Heat Transfer PublicationsDelovato, Nicolas, “A review of Heat Recovery Technologies for Power Generation using Solar and Geothermal Energy Sources,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Oct. 2019.