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Dr Mahdi Kiaee BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow in Energy Technology

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Dr Mahdi Kiaee is a Research Fellow in the Energy Technology Research Group within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

He is currently working on characterisation of storage devices and their optimal integration in the electric power system with significant penetration of intermittent renewable power as a part of a project supported by Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (JUICE).  The consortium, which is funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), will bring together internationally leading experts in PV technology, applied PV systems, power electronics, electricity networks, energy storage and demand-side response; and through their combined efforts, will develop integrated solutions to ensure that the value of PV generation is optimised in both India and the UK.

Previously, Mahdi worked on a project entitled ‘Battery Characterisation and Management – the key to Smart Grids and the Integration of EVs’. The project was supported by EPSRC and had five UK academic partners and three Chinese partners. The project studied lithium battery cell development and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) operation to investigate grid scale energy storage. Mahdi was also involved in some management roles of that project.

 

Education:

 

Research interests

  • Modelling and analysis of electric power systems 
  • Electric vehicles (EVs) and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology
  • Energy storage technologies
  • Renewable power integration within the grid
  • Electrolytic hydrogen production
  • Automation and control systems
  • Instrumentation

Research group

Energy Technology

Affiliate research group

Mechatronics Engineering Group

Research project(s)

JUICE Joint UK-India Clean Energy Centre (EP/P003605/1)

Battery Characterisation and Management - the key to Smart Grids and the Integration of Electric Vehicles

This project is supported by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and has five UK academic partners and three Chinese partners. It will study lithium battery cell development and Vehicle to Grid (V2G) operation to investigate grid scale energy storage, from a battery perspective ‘upwards’ and not from a network level 'downwards'.

Examining long-term degradation of LiFePO4 batteries for Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Energy Storage

This project will use the neutron instruments at ISIS at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to investigate the degradation of batteries as a result of operation under Vehicle to Grid (V2G) condition.

  1. Work on original research tasks
  2. Management and administrative tasks associated with specified research funding, for example organising project meetings and preparing documentation.
  3. Implementing the procedures required to ensure accurate and timely formal reporting and financial control of the project.
  4. Supervision and support of the work of junior research staff and PhD students.
Dr Mahdi Kiaee
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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