Dr Reza Fazeli

B.Eng. (Mechanical), MSc.(Energy.Systems), PhD (Sustainable.Energy.Systems)
Research Fellow, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Areas of expertise

  • Numerical Analysis 010301
  • Decision Support And Group Support Systems 080605
  • Road Transportation And Freight Services 150703
  • Operations Research 010206
  • Dynamical Systems In Applications 010204

Research interests

Decarbonization of Energy Systems, Energy Modeling, Climate Policy Assessment, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, System Dynamics Modeling.


Dr Reza Fazeli joined the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science in January 2020, as a Research Fellow at Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific Grand Challenge. His main research interests are dynamics of hydrogen market development, energy systems modelling, analysis of energy policies towards decarbonization and Multi-criteria decision analysis of climate policies. He received his PhD in Sustainable Energy systems from University of Porto, MIT-Portugal program. 


Researcher's projects

Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific



Current Projects:

  1. Risk of Stranded Assets for Blue Hydrogen Plants 
  2. Co-firing of Ammonia in coal-power plants in ASEAN region
  3. Exploing the implications of EU laws (RED II targets) on the demand for green hydrogen in Australia

Completed Projects:

  • Understanding the role of uncertainies in the transition to renewable hydrogen 
  • Dynamics of Transition to Renewable H2 
  • Global emissions implications from co-combusting ammonia in coal fired power stations in Japan 
  • Towards Emissions certification systems for international trade in hydrogen
  • Decarbonization scenarios for the Reykjavik’s passenger transport: The combined effects of behavioral changes and technological developments 
  • Trajectories towards a sustainable energy future in Iceland 
  • Sustainability Assessment of Electro-Mobility Transition in Iceland


Current student projects

The Suitability of Hydrogen Powered Aircrafts in Commercial Aviation, Andre Vumbaca


Past student projects

  1. Techno-Economic Assessment of Hydrogen Production in Costa Rica, Simone Antich, Australian National University, May 2023
  2. Exploring the GHG implications of co-firing ammonia in the ASEAN coal-fired power plant fleet -Sophie Burgess, Australian National University, Nov, 2022
  3. Designing optimal hybrid wind and solar electricity supply configurations for renewable hydrogen generation in Australia, Jeremy Brill, Australian National University, Nov 2022
  4. Projecting Potential Policy Impacts ontoAlkaline Electrolysers.By application of the historic influence on renewable energy technology, Ruby Jones, Australian National University, Oct 2021
  5. Stakeholder Analysis and Stakeholder Value Identification for Sustainable Energy Development in Iceland, Bjarnhéðinn Guðlaugsson, University of Iceland, 2019
  6. Cost Optimizing Simulation and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis on Batteries’ Prospects - A case study of Time Shifting Local Variable Renewable Generation in Northern Finland, Tero Atso Johannes Heinonen, University of Iceland, 2018



Projects and Grants

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