Nicolas Delovato


Nicolas Delovato

R&D Intern


Nicolas 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.


    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, May 2019
    Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, August 2019- May 2020

Research Interests

    Renewable Energy
    Alternative Energy
    Concentrating Solar Power
    Thermal Storage
    Finite Element Methods
    Conjugate Heat Transfer


  • Delovato, Nicolas, “A review of Heat Recovery Technologies for Power Generation using Solar and Geothermal Energy Sources,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Oct. 2019.