Dr. Harald Mehling works independently as consultant, author, and lecturer. He has over 20 years of experience in R&D, with a focus on heat transfer and heat storage, covering materials to applications. He is author of more than 80 publications. He authored one of the bibles on Phase Change Materials - “Heat and Cold Storage with PCM – An up to date introduction into basics and applications” together with Prof. L.F. Cabeza. He has contributed to several chapters in “Thermal energy storage for sustainable energy consumption – fundamentals, case studies and design”. His latest book is “Technologies of energy conversion, storage, and transport in the energy system – A brief introduction”. Dr. Mehling received a Diploma and Ph.D. in Physics from University of Würzburg (Germany) – the oldest University in Germany with over 14 nobel laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine to its credit. He also has a M.S. degree from SUNY Buffalo (USA). Dr. Mehling worked for 15 years at the ZAE, Bayern at Wurzburg and Garching where he was a group leader and senior scientist mainly on Thermal Analysis and Phase Change Materials.