Dr Charles-Alexis Asselineau

PhD, MEng., MSc.Thermal sciences, BEng.
Adjunct Research Fellow
College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics


2017: PhD: "Geometrical optimisation of receivers for concentrated solar thermal systems." at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia).

2010: "ALEF" French-Chinese double degree program, majors in international energy project management and economics.
           Post-Master degree at Mines ParisTech (Paris, France). M.Sc. in Thermal Engineering at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).

2009: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Ecole des Mines d’Albi-Carmaux (Albi, France).  Specialisation in Energy systems.

2006: B.Eng. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at IUT Cachan (Paris, France).

Professional history:

2018: Research Fellow at The Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Concentrated Solar Thermal research.

2017: Research officer at The Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). Concentrated Solar Thermal research.

2011: Predoctoral Researcher at IMDEA Energy (Madrid, Spain). Simulation and material characterisation of a macro-encapsulated hight temperature latent heat thermal storage system.

2010: R&D Engineer at Areva Renewable (Paris, France). R&D projects management, technological and scientifical surveys, business modeling in Bio-energy and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) fields.

2009: Research engineer at CEA-Grenoble (Greneoble, France). Analytical and computational modeling of thermal transfers in a bubbling column to prepare a dimensioning tool for biomass-to-liquid Fischer-Tropsch process.

Research interests

Fundementally, my research is dedicated to the study of the conversion of radiation into thermal energy and the interaction of radiation with geometrical structures. The key application in focus is the conversion of concentrated solar radiation into useful energy in Concenterated Solar Power (CSP) systems.