Professor Alireza Maheri

Professor Alireza Maheri
Professor Alireza Maheri
Professor Alireza Maheri

PhD, CEng, MIMechE

Personal Chair

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 272501
Office Address

Room 382, Fraser Noble Building

School of Engineering, King’s College

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, AB24 3UE

United Kingdom

School of Engineering


Professor Maheri joined the University of Aberdeen in 2016 (Senior Lecturer 2016, Reader 2021, Personal Chair 2022). 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). 

Professor 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. 

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
External Memberships

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 
  • Energies

 Guest Editor

  • Renewable Energy (2022)
  • 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

 Research Proposal Review

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

 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

Research Areas

  • Wind Energy
  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Transition
  • Multidisciplinary Design & Multiobjective Optimisation under Uncertainties
  • Decision Support Systems 
  • Nature Inspired Design & Sustainability

Current Research

Past Research

  • Structural optimisation
  • Composite Materials Machining Using Mesh Free Methods
  • Design and Optimisation of Composite Structures 
  • Wind Turbine Adaptive and Smart Blades
  • High Fidelity Analysis of Composite Structures
  • Wind Turbine Aerodynamics


Collaborators in recent projects:
  • ANM Group (UK)
  • Alnarjes Ltd (Jordan)
  • Xi'an Jiaotong University (China)
  • University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer (Germany)
  • HWWI (Germany)
  • Western Norway University of Applied Science
  • Aashraye ltd (UK)
  • Marine Scotland
  • Energy Valley (Netherlands)
  • (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)


Current PhD projects (Lead Supervisor):

  1. Improving Aircraft Efficiency by Investigating Lifting Surface Topology
  2. Electricity and Hydrogen Charging Stations Powered by Hybrid Renewable Energy
  3. Multi-objective Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Hydrogen Production

Past PhD projects (Lead Supervisor):

  1. Decommissioning Decision Support System (2023)
  2. Wind Turbine Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials (2023)
  3. Application of Cryogenic Cooling and Cutting for Offshore Energy Structures (2023)
  4. Smart Energy Management System for Hybrid Renewable Energy System Supplying Plannable Power for Industrial Applications (2021)
  5. Hybrid Wind Energy Systems Tailored for End User Requirements (2019)
  6. Aero-Structural Analysis and Design of Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials (2018)
  7. Performance-Reliability Driven Design of Complex Systems (2016)
  8. Usage Driven Design of Power Systems of Eco-Urban Electric Cars (2015)
  9. Decision Support System for Design of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (2015)
  10. Aeroelastic Analysis of Wind Turbine Smart Blades Utilising Multiple Control Surfaces (2014)
  11. Nonlinear Predictive Energy Management Strategies for Standalone DC Microgrids (2014)
  12. Wind Turbine Adaptive Blade Integrated Design and Analysis (2013)
  13. Aerodynamic Design of Wind Turbine Blades Utilising Nonconventional Control Systems (2012)

Funding and Grants

  • Net Zero Technology Centre, 'Data for Net Zero (D4NZ)', £992 k, 2022-2025, CoI
  • Innovate UK and ANM Group Limited Knowledge Transfer Partnership, 'Application of Business and Engineering research methodologies to establish ANM Renewable & Agri-Tech advisory service', £188 k, 2022-2023, CoI
  • EU-InterReg, 'Eco-innovative concepts for the end of offshore wind energy farms lifecycle (DecomTools)', £240 k, 2018-2023, PI
  • National Decommissioning Centre PhD Studentship 'A Decision Support System for Oil & Gas Decommissioning', £72 k, 2019-2022, PI
  • Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarship, 'Wind Turbine Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials', £60 k, 2019-2022, Principal Supervisor
  • Scottish Funding Council SPRe-Industrial Collaboration, 'Induced Ductile to Brittle Transition Impact Cut', £78 k 2019-2023, PI
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Energy Renewable UK, 'Renewable Energy Systems Tailored for End User (REST4U)', £66 k, 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)', £168 k, 2010-2014, PI
  • EU-FP7 European Lifelong Learning Programme, 'Green ELLEiEC', £40 k, 2009-2013, CoI 
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, 'Aeroelastic Composite Wings and Blades', £3 k, 2005, PI



Teaching Responsibilities

Course Coordinator for Energy Systems Integration EG554T and EG554U


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  • Single-step versus coupled-aero-structure simulation of a wind turbine with bend-twist adaptive blades

    Maheri, A., Noroozi, S., Toomer, C., Vinney, J.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • WTAB, a computer program for predicting the performance of horizontal axis wind turbines with adaptive blades

    Maheri, A., Noroozi, S., Toomer, C., Vinney, J.
    Renewable Energy, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 1673-1685
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