Milad Mohsenzadeh

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Renewable(solar) energy generation, Energy conversion and storage, Renewable power and energy systems engineering (inc. Photovoltaics), Solar water desalination, Mechanical engineering.


Dr. Milad Mohsenzadeh is a Mechanical and Energy Engineer, involved in the research and development of novel technologies harnessing Solar Energy, as well as lecturing and supervising RHDs. He possesses skills in renewable energy systems modeling, experimentation, optimization, and energy efficiency of the built environment. Dr. Mohsenzadeh is the recipient of the Innovation Transformation Award 2022 and has authored over 10 peer-reviewed articles in Q1 Journals as the main author, in addition to holding 3 patents in his field.

He is the lead entrepreneur of a government-funded seed grant aimed at commercializing a novel technique for solar-driven drinking water production, which he developed during his PhD thesis. This project addresses water security by introducing an innovative, cost-effective, and efficient solar desalination technique to generate drinking water in remote areas.

Currently, as the senior research officer at ANU, Milad oversees the management of a $3m DFAT project, delivers guest lectures, and supervises PhD students at ANU School of Engineering. His ultimate passion lies in bridging the gap between research and practical applications.


Dr. Milad Mohsenzadeh has started his position of Senior Research Officer in 2023. Prior to joining ANU, he served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). During this time, he worked with a world-leading team on developing new generation of high efficiency photovoltaic cells under leadership of Prof. Martin Green, funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics (ACAP).

Dr. Mohsenzadeh earned his PhD from the University of Melbourne, where his research focused on developing a solar-assisted water desalination technique tailored for remote areas. He further distinguished himself academically by graduating with a Double-Major M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Hons) with the highest distinction from two of Iran’s leading universities, Sharif University of Technology and Amirkabir University of Technology.

Activities & Awards

  • Best Invention Award Winner of Aquila Capital Transformation Award 2022,Germany
  • Best Paper Award John Ballinger Prize for best paper & presentation, Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2021.
  • Melbourne Research Scholarship Full tuition fee remission, living allowance from the University of Melbourne(2018-21)
  • Level 3 Invention of Year 2015 by Iran’s National Elites Foundation (INEF), Cash prize and facilitation offer for a start-up company (2015). Less than 1% of inventions are bestowed this award on Annual INEF Invention Festival. 

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