Mehdi holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of South Florida and a M.S. from the Iran University of Science and Technology in mechanical engineering. Mehdi’s research interest is focused on building energy simulations, technical assessment of new building energy technologies, energy harvesting, and sustainable energy development.
Prior to joining the UC Davis’s Western Cooling Energy Center Mehdi worked as an R&D engineer in the building energy efficiency group at Gas Technology Institute and in Clean Energy Research Center at the University of South Florida. And before that he was a project manager working on development of biomass energy utilization systems and geothermal power plant feasibility studies at Niroo Research Institute.