Simone Mancin graduated with distinction in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padova (2005) where he also gained the PhD on Industrial Engineering (Applied Physics) (2009). He is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Management and Engineering of the University of Padova, where he teaches Applied Thermodynamics, Thermo-Fluid Dynamics, Thermal Management of Electronic Devices, and Renewable Energy Techniques. He is also visiting professor at Brunel University London. In 2015, he founded the Nano Heat Transfer lab (NHT-lab), which is mainly focused on experimental and numerical analyses of single and two-phase heat transfer inside porous media, microgeometries and nanostructured materials. In the last decade, he has mainly focused his research on the development of innovative, smart, and efficient solutions for latent thermal energy storages to boost the renewable energy deployment and exploitation. He is author and co-author of more than 220 paper scientific papers published in several peer-review International Journals and in Proceeding of National and International congresses. He is associate editor of HEDH, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, and Heat Transfer Research. He is also member of the Editorial board of International Journal of Thermofluids, and Heliyon.

Title: The role of latent thermal energy storage in the decarbonization: the lesson learnt from few grams ppt to tons of PCM.