Dr Alireza Rahbari

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
Research Fellow
ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics
T: +61 (02) 612 58838

Research interests

Dr Alireza Rahbari is currently a Research Fellow at Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge program at Australian National University. He obtained his first Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2011 and second Ph.D. in Engineering from Australian National University. His research has focused on renewable energy, system-level modelling, dynamic system-level simulation, techno-economic assessment, porous media, heat transfer enhancement techniques, phase change thermal storage, and combustion of dust particles.




2019 PhD in Engineering, Australian National University, Australia

2011 PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran 

2007 MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Work Experience

2019-present Research Fellow, Australian National University, Australia

2011-2015 Research Advisor, Iran University of Science and Technology

2013-2015 Assistant professor, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran

2011-2013 Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Researcher's projects

  • Solar fuel production viasupercritical water gasification ofalgae biomass
  • Solar thermal beneficiation, sintering and pelletisation of iron ore
  • Hydrogen-based steelmaking
  • Advanced thermal solutions

Current student projects

  • Solar fuel production via supercritical water gasification/steam methane reforming of piggery wastes using molten salt heat carriers
  • Pathways to distribute the concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) systems: System-level modelling and techno-economic assessment
  • Modelling and optimisation of a cold-supply tote using phase change materials (PCMs)

For Ph.D. positions, please contact alireza.rahbari@anu.edu.au


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