Personal Profile

Alon Lidor joined NREL in 2023. His work is focused on solar-driven thermochemical conversion processes, thermal energy storage, fundamental topics in thermodynamics and other innovative energy conversion and storage technologies. His research includes theoretical, numerical, and experimental methods, and his expertise spans thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, and multiphase thermochemistry. 

Research Interests

Solar-driven thermochemical processes

Thermal energy storage and high-temperature heat recovery technologies

Integration of concentrated solar thermal energy to industrial processes

Long-duration energy storage technologies

Professional Experience

Prior to joining NREL he was a senior research associate in ETH Zurich, where he developed a novel high-temperature heat recovery system coupled to a solar redox reactor. 

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Master, Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology


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