Programme Leader: MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering & MSc Advanced Structural Engineering

Senior Lecturer


Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room 382, Fraser Noble Building
School of Engineering, King’s College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 3UE
United Kingdom
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Dr Maheri joined University of Aberdeen in 2016. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University (2009-2016) and a member of Aerospace Vehicle Architecture and Design Integration Research and Teaching Group, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (2007-2009). 

Dr Maheri has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering-Energy Conversion from Amirkabir University of Technology and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Design and Simulation of Adaptive Aero-structures from UWE Bristol. 


Research Interests

  • Smart Composite Aeroelastic Structures
  • Wind Energy and Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  • Multidisciplinary and Integrated Design
  • Multiobjective Optimisation
  • Design and Optimisation under Uncertainties

Current Research

Research Areas
  • Aero-Structural Analysis and Design of Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials
  • Multi Objective Design Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems under Uncertainties
  • High Fidelity Multi-physics Optimisation

PhD Projects (Principal Supervisor)

  • Aerodynamic Design of Wind Turbine Blades Utilising Nonconventional Control Systems, IKade Wiratama, Completed December 2012
  • Wind Turbine Adaptive Blade Integrated Design and Analysis, Hui Zhang, Completed October 2013
  • Nonlinear Predictive Energy Management Strategies for Standalone DC Microgrids, Arash Dizqah, Completed February 2014
  • Aeroelastic Analysis of Wind Turbine Smart Blades Utilising Multiple Control Surfaces, Terence Macquart, Completed December 2014
  • Decision Support System for Design of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Azadeh Kamjoo, Completed February 2015
  • Usage Driven Design of Power Systems of Eco-Urban Electric Cars, Kanber Sedef, Completed March 2015
  • Integrated Performance-Reliability Optimisation of Systems with Multi-level Redundancies, IB Okachi, Completed August 2016
  • Aero-Structural Analysis and Design of Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials, Wisdom Omoware, Completed Jan 2018
  • Hybrid Wind Energy Systems Tailored for End User Requirements, Ibrahim Unsal, Ongoing
  • Smart Energy Management System for Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems Supplying Plannable Load for Industrial Applications, Abdihakim Bokah, ongoing


Collaborators in recent projects:
  • Energy Renewable UK Ltd
  • Synchron Technology Ltd UK
  • Bauhaus Luftfahrt Aerospace Consortium-Germany
  • University Valenciennes-France
  • Southampton University-UK
  • University of Belgrade-Serbia

Research Grants

  • National Decommissioning Centre Full PhD Studentship - £72,500 – A Decision Support System for Oil & Gas Decommissioning, 2019-2022
  • Scottish Research Council SPRe-Industrial Collaboration -£78,000- Induced Ductile to Brittle Transition Impact Cut 2019-2022
  • EU-InterReg, Eco-innovative concepts for the end of offshore wind energy farms lifecycle (DecomTools),  €542k, 2018-2022
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Energy Renewable UK, Renewable Energy Systems Tailored for End User (REST4U), £66k, 2015-2018
  • International Academic Research Collaboration, Meliksah University, Turkey, Usage Driven Design of Power Systems of Eco-urban Electric Cars, £11.6 k, 2011-2014
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Synchron technology, Distributed Adaptive Renewable Energy Systems (DARES), £168k, 2010-2014
  • EU-FP7 European Lifelong Learning Programme, Green ELLEiEC, £40k, 2009-2013 (CI) 
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, Aeroelastic Composite Wings and Blades, £3k, 2005



Teaching Responsibilities

Design of Mechanical Elements

Lightweight Structures

Dynamics 2

MEng Group Design

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External Responsibilities

Research Council

  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

 Editorial Board

  • International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements
  • Journal of Energy and Power Engineering

 Gust Editor

  • Journal of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry  (2019)

Conference Chair

  • General Chair and Founder, 1st International Conference on Multidisciplinary Engineering Design and Optimisation, Belgrade, September 2016
  • Chair, 4th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Belgrade, September 2016
  • Publication Chair, 3rd International Conference on Control, Engineering & Information Technology, Tlemcen, May 2015
  • Publication Chair, 3rd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Paris, Nov 2014
  • Co-chair, 2nd  International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Newcastle upon Tyne, June 2012

 PhD External Examination

  • Efficient design of post-tensioned concrete box-girder road bridges based on sustainable multi-objective criteria, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, 2016
  • Effect of Natural Stitched Composites on the Crashworthiness of Box Structures-Kingston University-School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering,  June 2013
  • Cardiff Genetic Algorithm-A More Realistic Genetic Algorithm-Cardiff University-Department of Civil Engineering, November 2012

 Research Proposal Review

  • Romanian National Research Council (CNCS)
  • Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 External Examination and Advisory

  • External Examiner, MSc Advanced Lightweight Structures and Impact, Cranfield University
  • Academic External Adviser for MSc Renewable Energy and Power by Research, University of the West of England, Bristol