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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.


  • 2023–present
    Research fellow, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
  • 2021–2023
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainable Energy Systems


  • 2021 
    Victoria University of Wellington, PhD


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’.