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

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


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

  • 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 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

Further Info

External Responsibilities

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)


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  • Asgharnia, AH, Jamali, A, Shahnazi, R & Maheri, A 2020, 'Load mitigation of a class of 5-MW wind turbine with RBF neural network based fractional-order PID controller', ISA Transactions, vol. 96, pp. 272-286. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isatra.2019.07.006
  • Maheri, A 2020, 'Multiobjective Optimisation and Integrated Design of Wind Turbine Blades Using WTBM-ANSYS for High Fidelity Structural Analysis', Renewable Energy, vol. 145, pp. 814-834. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.06.013
  • Jones, B, Dunning, P & Maheri, A 2020, 'The double-tree method: An O(n) unsteady aerodynamic lifting surface method', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, vol. 92, no. 10, pp. 1394-1414. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/fld.4833
  • Macquart, T & Maheri, A 2019, 'A stall-regulated wind turbine design to reduce fatigue', Renewable Energy, vol. 133, pp. 964-970. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.10.089
  • Masjedi, PK, Maheri, A & Weaver, PM 2019, 'Large deflection of functionally graded porous beams based on a geometrically exact theory with a fully intrinsic formulation', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 76, pp. 938-957. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2019.07.018
  • Maheri, A & Bokah, A 2019, Plannable demand load in size optimisation of hybrid renewable energy systems. in Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018., 8617048, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Rome, Italy, 24/09/18. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617048
  • Kahwash, F, Shyha, I & Maheri, A 2018, 'Dynamic Simulation of Machining Composites Using the Explicit Element-Free Galerkin Method', Composite Structures, vol. 198, pp. 156-173. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.05.034
  • Macquart, T, Maheri, A & Busawon, K 2017, 'A Decoupling Control Strategy for Wind Turbine Blades Equipped with Active Flow Controllers', Wind energy, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 569–584 . [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2024
  • Masjedi, PK & Maheri, A 2017, 'Chebyshev collocation method for the free vibration analysis of geometrically exact beams with fully intrinsic formulation', European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, vol. 66, pp. 329-340. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechsol.2017.07.014
  • Stylianidis, N, Azimov, U, Maheri, A, Tomita, E & Kawahara, N 2017, 'Chemical kinetics and CFD analysis of supercharged micro-pilot ignited dual-fuel engine combustion of syngas', Fuel, vol. 203, pp. 591-606. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.04.125
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