Dr. Mesquita is the Principal of Thermosol Consulting. His areas of expertise are solar thermal market analysis and policy, technology evaluation and development, solar cooling, and training. As a mechanical engineer, he has worked on the design and commissioning of more than 180 commercial solar thermal projects in several countries.
He serves on several committees and organizations including ASHRAE Technical Committee 6.7 – Solar Energy Utilization; currently representing Canada as an expert in the International Energy Agency/Solar Heating and Cooling/Task 48 – Quality Assurance and Support Measures for Solar Cooling program; and represented Canada as an expert in the International Energy Agency/Solar Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration/Task 38.Furthermore, Dr. Mesquita is a former vice-chair of the Brazilian Solar Thermal Trade Association ABRAVA and former secretary of Solar Energy Society of Canada.
Dr. Mesquita obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil, and his PhD from Queens University, Kingston, Canada.