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Prof. Maxime Mussard

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Nazarbayev University


Prof. Maxime Mussard done PhD., Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). 2005-2008: Master in Mechanical Engineering (ENSIP engineering school, University of Poitiers, France). 2009-2013: PhD at NTNU (Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway).

Research Interest

Research Interest in Solar energy (especially solar thermal, solar cooking), Renewable energies, Heat storage, Phase-change materials, Heat transfer, Thermal behavior of PV solar cells and Vacuum issues.


  • Mussard, Maxime; Nydal, Ole Jørgen. Charging of a heat storage coupled with a low-cost small-scale solar parabolic trough for cooking purposes. Solar Energy, Volume 95, pp.144-154, 2013.

  • Mussard, Maxime; Gueno, Alexandre; Nydal, Ole Jørgen. Experimental study of solar cooking using heat storage in comparison with direct heating. Solar Energy, Volume 98, pp.375-383, 2013.

  • Mussard, Maxime; Nydal, Ole Jørgen. Influence of solar tracking inaccuracy and sun rays modeling on the efficiency of a small-scale parabolic trough. Energy Procedia, Volume 57, 2014, Pages 1508-1515.

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