Henk Laubscher

/Henk Laubscher
Henk Laubscher

Henk Laubscher

R&D, Mechanical Engineering



Email: hlaubsc@sandia.gov
Phone: 505 284 4208

Biography

Henk Laubscher is a young and creative mechanical engineer with a strong practical background and a passion for sustainability. His field of expertise is solar thermal energy and he holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering (thermal energy storage) that he obtained at Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2017. He has industry experience in the construction and commissioning of a 100 MW CSP parabolic trough plant, which provides him with the insights of large system integration. He enjoys working with a team of people and can seamlessly take the role of leader as well as team player. He believes that good interpersonal relationships and communication, combined with a positive can-do attitude results in success. He joined Sandia National Laboratories in April of 2019 and is currently working at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque. Henk applies his logical reasoning skills to solve engineering problems at the simplest way required to solve the problem.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2014
Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Stellenbosch University, 2017

Research Interests

Thermal energy storage
High temperature fluids (up to 1000 °C)
Sustainability
Concentrated Solar Power
Renewable energy

Publications