Solar fuel production via supercritical water gasification of algae biomass; solar thermal beneficiation, sintering and pelletisation of iron ore; hydrogen-based steelmaking; advanced thermal solutions.
Dr Rahbari’s research focuses on renewable energy, system-level modelling, dynamic system-level simulation, techno-economic assessment, porous media, heat transfer enhancement techniques, phase change thermal storage, and combustion of dust particles.
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Dr Rahbari is currently a Research Fellow in the Zero Carbon Energy for the Asia Pacific Grand Challenge program at ANU. He obtained his first PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology in 2011, and second PhD in Engineering from ANU in 2019. He completed his MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 at Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 at the same institution. Dr Rahbari has also worked as an Assistant Professor at Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran and Islamic Azad University, Iran.
Activities & Awards
- Team member of the successful ANU grand challenge project “Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-Pacific” (2018).
- Postgraduate research (Ph.D.) scholarship plus top-up scholarship from Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI) (2015).
- Bronze medal for “Compressive injection pump” at International Trade Fair IENA 2014, Ideas-Inventions-New Products (2014).