Dr Alireza Maheri

Dr Alireza Maheri
PhD, CEng, MIMechE; Programme Leader MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering & MSc Advanced Structural Engineering

Senior Lecturer

Dr Alireza Maheri
Dr Alireza Maheri

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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. 

External Memberships and Affiliations

Research Council

  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (since 2015)

 Editorial Board

  • International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements (since 2011)
  • Journal of Energy and Power Engineering (since 2013)

 Gust Editor

  • 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

  • Bournemouth University, Department of Design & Engineering, 2017
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, 2016
  • Kingston University-School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering, 2013
  • Cardiff University-Department of Civil Engineering, 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 (2016-2018)
  • Academic External Adviser for MSc Renewable Energy and Power by Research, University of the West of England, Bristol (2015)

Research Overview

  • Wind Energy and Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems 
  • Multidisciplinary Design & Multiobjective Optimisation under Uncertainties
  • Nature Inspierd Design

Current Research

Current PhD Projects (as Principal Supervisor)
  • Smart Energy Management System for Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems Supplying Plannable Load for Industrial Applications, Abdihakim Bokah, 2018-2021
  • A Decision Support System for Oil & Gas Decommissioning, Adam Arfaoui, 2019-2022
  • Wind Turbine Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials, Adam Kovacs, 2019-2022
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Hydrogen Production, Mohammed Althani, 2019-2022
  • Induced Ductile to Brittle Transition Impact Cut, Kenneth Bisgaard, 2020-2023

Completed PhD Projects (as 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 Renewable Energy Systems Tailored for End User Requirements, Ibrahim Unsal, Completed Feb 2019


Collaborators in recent projects:
  • Clockwise Technology (UK)
  • University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer (Germany)
  • HWWI (Germany)
  • Western Norway University of Applied Science
  • Marine Scotland
  • Energy Valley (Netherlands)
  • Offshorenergy.dk (Denmark)
  • Maritime Cluster Funen (Denmark)
  • Samsoe Kommune (Denmark)
  • Virol (Netherlands)
  • Lauwershorst Group (Netherlands)
  • University of Limerick (Ireland)
  • University Mascareignes (Mauritius)
  • Energy Renewable UK 
  • University Valenciennes (France)
  • University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Research Funding and Grants

  • National Decommissioning Centre PhD Studentship 'A Decision Support System for Oil & Gas Decommissioning', £72k, 2019-2022, PI
  • Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarship, 'Wind Turbine Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials', 2019-2022, Pricipal Supervisor
  • Scottish Funding Council SPRe-Industrial Collaboration, 'Induced Ductile to Brittle Transition Impact Cut', £78k 2019-2023, PI
  • EU-InterReg, 'Eco-innovative concepts for the end of offshore wind energy farms lifecycle (DecomTools)', £240k, 2018-2022, PI
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Energy Renewable UK, 'Renewable Energy Systems Tailored for End User (REST4U)', £66k, 2015-2018,PI
  • International Academic Research Collaboration, Meliksah University, Turkey, 'Usage Driven Design of Power Systems of Eco-urban Electric Cars', £11.6 k, 2011-2014, PI
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Synchron technology, 'Distributed Adaptive Renewable Energy Systems (DARES)', £168k, 2010-2014, PI
  • EU-FP7 European Lifelong Learning Programme, 'Green ELLEiEC', £40k, 2009-2013, CI 
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, 'Aeroelastic Composite Wings and Blades', £3k, 2005, PI



Teaching Responsibilities

Design of Mechanical Elements

Lightweight Structures

Dynamics 2

MEng Group Design



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