Dr Soheil Mohseni is a Research Fellow within the Sustainable Energy Systems group at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Soheil specialises in modelling renewable and sustainable energy systems. He has a bachelor's and master's degree in power engineering from his home country, Iran. In 2018, he decided to pursue a PhD in Sustainable Energy Systems in Aotearoa–New Zealand. During his PhD studies and postdoctoral fellowship at Victoria University of Wellington, Soheil developed a proprietary microgrid sizing tool and designed several microgrids for grid-connected and off-grid communities in Aotearoa–New Zealand. Currently, during his research fellowship, he aims to focus further on sustainable energy systems and engage with public- and private-sector energy stakeholders to better understand how energy planning optimisation can drive the deployment of renewable energy systems in Aotearoa New Zealand and globally.
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’.