Dr. Alaric Christian Montenon is an associate research scientist of the Energy Division within the Energy Environment and Water Research Centre (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute. His main scientific expertise covers the control in electric engineering, solar concentration technologies and thermal storage both experimentally and through extensive modelling.
He received his PhD in 2013 from the University of Toulouse, France, in Electrical engineering with emphasis on the control of heliostats of central receiver platforms, on the life cycle analysis and the autonomous tracking systems from the grid.
He joined the Cyprus Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in 2014. He contributed to the research activities of the PROTEAS and the TESLA facilities. Afterwards, he led his research on the integration of solar concentration technologies into the built environment. He has been managing the construction and the operation of the Fresnel collector at the Cyprus Institute, first of its kind in the island, supplying both heating and cooling to the Novel Technologies Laboratory Building. Since 2018, he is holding a position of associate research scientist. Dr Alaric Christian Montenon has been contributing to 9 European research projects in the field of solar concentration, thermal storage and the built environment.