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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy Systems, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Soheil Mohseni is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy System at Victoria University of Wellington's School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is developing a novel demand response-centred method to optimally size on-/off-grid micro-grids using AI-based meta-heuristic optimisation algorithms considering model-inherent parametric uncertainties. In his project, he engages directly with the public- and private-sector energy stakeholders, as well as remote and rural communities in New Zealand, to understand how energy planning optimisation can drive the deployment of stand-alone and grid-connected renewable energy systems. His research interests include: cost-optimal integration of distributed energy resources, green vehicles, and electrified heating into renewable and sustainable energy systems; quantification of the uncertainties associated with the forecasted electrical/thermal loads, climatic data, green vehicles’ power consumption and driving patterns, as well as wholesale electricity market prices; application of evolutionary algorithms to the optimal operational scheduling and planning of renewable energy systems; and demand response-integrated techno-economic analysis of poly-generation energy networks.

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy Systems, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington

Education

  • 2021 
    Victoria University of Wellington, PhD

Honours

Green Talent Award 2021 from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; Wellington International Student Excellence Award 2020 in the category of ‘Academic Excellence’.