Matthew Bauer | AIChE

Matthew Bauer

Technology Development Manager
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Matthew develops and manages R&D initiatives for the Solar Energy Technologies Office’s (SETO) Concentrating Solar Thermal Power (CSP) program. In this capacity, novel technologies are identified and de-risked to enable widespread deployment of CSP and related thermal systems. Matthew has been with SETO since 2015 developing initiatives including grid firming thermal energy storage, Gen 3 CSP, particle based solar thermal technologies, sCO2 power cycle development,  solar thermal desalination, and novel metrology for CSP. Matthews research background is in the field of microscale heat transfer. This includes the development of heat transfer metrology techniques for multiphase nano- to microscale material systems. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University.