Dr Elnaz Irannezhad
Senior Lecturer

Dr Elnaz Irannezhad

PhD, the University of Queensland, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Elnaz (Elli) Irannezhad is as a Senior Lecturer of transport in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Elli's research contributes to the advancement of science in cross-disciplinary fields, including logistics, supply chain and freight transportation, agent-based modelling, Mobility and Logistics as a Service, automated vehicles, and blockchain technology. Elli endeavours her research closely with the industry to ensure a good alignment with the real-world needs and industry uptake.

She received her PhD at the School of Civil Engineering of the University of Queensland (UQ) (2014-2017). Prior to that, she worked in the transport industry as a senior transport engineer in Iran for nine years. Her PhD was on behavioural freight transport modelling in which she contributed to the field of behavioural agent-based modelling and operation research. From 2017 to 2020, she completed a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at UQ’s Business Faculty on a partnership project with the Port of Brisbane. Throughout her postdoctoral project, she focused on the application of blockchain for port logistics, where she examined different blockchain-based enterprise archeitectures and their suitability considering port logistics. From 2020 to 2022, she acted as a Principal Engineer and the Portfolio Leader of Next Generation Transport Systems at the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) where she led several projects in automated driving technologies and sensors, infrastructure readiness for autonomous vehicles, smart heavy vehicle access monitoring and heavy vehicle origin-destination modelling. 

Please visit her Research Portfolio for more details.

Civil Engineering Building (H20), Room 105, Kensington Campus
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Alipour M; Irannezhad E; Stewart RA; Sahin O, 2022, 'Exploring residential solar PV and battery energy storage adoption motivations and barriers in a mature PV market', Renewable Energy, vol. 190, pp. 684 - 698, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2022.03.040
    Journal articles | 2022
    Alipour M; Taghikhah F; Irannezhad E; Stewart RA; Sahin O, 2022, 'How the decision to accept or reject PV affects the behaviour of residential battery system adopters', Applied Energy, vol. 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119194
    Journal articles | 2022
    Irannezhad E; Mahadevan R, 2022, 'Examining factors influencing the adoption of solo, pooling and autonomous ride-hailing services in Australia', Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, vol. 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trc.2021.103524
    Journal articles | 2022
    James Holtum P; Irannezhad E; Marston G; Mahadevan R, 2022, 'Business or Pleasure? A Comparison of Migrant and Non-Migrant Uber Drivers in Australia', Work, Employment and Society, vol. 36, pp. 290 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09500170211034741
    Journal articles | 2021
    Irannezhad E; Faroqi H, 2021, 'Addressing some of bill of lading issues using the Internet of Things and blockchain technologies: a digitalized conceptual framework', Maritime Policy and Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2021.1930223
    Journal articles | 2021
    Irannezhad E; Mahadevan R, 2021, 'Is blockchain tourism’s new hope?', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, vol. 12, pp. 85 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JHTT-02-2019-0039
    Journal articles | 2020
    Irannezhad E, 2020, 'Is blockchain a solution for logistics and freight transportation problems?', Transportation Research Procedia, vol. 48, pp. 290 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trpro.2020.08.023
    Journal articles | 2020
    Irannezhad E, 2020, 'The Architectural Design Requirements of a Blockchain-Based Port Community System', LOGISTICS-BASEL, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/logistics4040030
    Journal articles | 2020
    Irannezhad E; Prato CG; Hickman M, 2020, 'An intelligent decision support system prototype for hinterland port logistics', Decision Support Systems, vol. 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2019.113227
    Journal articles | 2020
    Xi D; O'Brien TI; Irannezhad E, 2020, 'Investigating the investment behaviors in cryptocurrency', Journal of Alternative Investments, vol. 23, pp. 141 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.3905/JAI.2020.1.108
    Journal articles | 2019
    Irannezhad E; Prato C; Hickman M, 2019, 'A joint hybrid model of the choices of container terminals and of dwell time', Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 121, pp. 119 - 133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2017.12.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Irannezhad E; Prato CG; Hickman M, 2018, 'The effect of cooperation among shipping lines on transport costs and pollutant emissions', Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, vol. 65, pp. 312 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2018.09.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    Irannezhad E; Hickman M; Prato CG, 2017, 'Modeling the Efficiency of a Port Community System as an Agent-based Process', Procedia Computer Science, vol. 109, pp. 917 - 922, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2017.05.422
    Journal articles | 2017
    Irannezhad E; Prato CG; Hickman M; Mohaymany AS, 2017, 'Copula-based joint discrete–continuous model of road vehicle type and shipment size', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2610, pp. 87 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2610-10
    Journal articles | 2016
    Nassir N; Hickman M; Malekzadeh A; Irannezhad E, 2016, 'A utility-based travel impedance measure for public transit network accessibility', Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, vol. 88, pp. 26 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2016.03.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Nassir N; Hickman M; Malekzadeh A; Irannezhad E, 2015, 'Modeling transit passenger choices of access stop', Transportation Research Record, vol. 2493, pp. 70 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2493-08
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Taghavi M; Irannezhad E; Prato CG, 2019, 'Identifying Truck Stops from a Large Stream of GPS Data via a Hidden Markov Chain Model', in 2019 IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference, ITSC 2019, pp. 2265 - 2271, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ITSC.2019.8917156
    Preprints | 2019
    Xi D; O'Brien TI; Irannezhad E, 2019, Investigating the Investment Behaviors in Cryptocurrency, http://arxiv.org/abs/1912.03311v1
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Taghavi M; Irannezhad E; Schrobback P; Moghaddam M; Prato CG; Nave R, 2017, 'Strategies to increase port competitiveness', in ATRF 2017 - Australasian Transport Research Forum 2017, Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Irannezhad E; Hickman M, 2016, 'Behavioural urban freight modelling: Exploring effects of policies on an urban freight distribution system', in ATRF 2016 - Australasian Transport Research Forum 2016, Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Irannezhad E; Mousavi SH; Hickman M, 2015, 'New approach to calculation of a transfer matrix in a transit network', in ATRF 2015 - Australasian Transport Research Forum 2015, Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Irannezhad E; Mousavi SH; Zangiabadi M, 2011, 'Air pollution zoning based on land use and traffic of vehicles', in Recent Researches in Mechanics - Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conf. on FLUIDSHEAT'11, TAM'11,Proc. of the 4th WSEAS Int. Conf. UPT'11, CUHT'11, pp. 372 - 376
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Irannezhad E; Mohaymany AS; Mousavi SH, 2010, 'Effects of Passage Restrictions for Heavy Vehicles on Tour Trips in Urban Networks', in 2010 Second International Conference on Computer and Network Technology, IEEE, presented at 2010 Second International Conference on Computer and Network Technology, 23 April 2010 - 25 April 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/iccnt.2010.80

Research interests:

  • Agent-based freight transport modelling
  • Blockchain, Logistics 4.0 and digital supply chain
  • Smart heavy vehicle monitoring
  • Automated trucks and heavy vehicles
  • Zero-emission heavy vehicles (electric and hydrogen trucks)

Elli is the co-chair of the Bridging Transport Researchers (BTR) Conference, and the guest editor of BTR Special issue of the Journal of transport planning and technology. BTR is an online free peer-reviewed conference for connecting transport researchers around the globe and aims to remove the burden of travel and obtaining visa, the cost of registration, & greenhouse gases associated with transport & accommodations. The first round was run in 2019 and after COVID, it has continued every year.

  • CVEN1400: Engineering Infrastructure Systems
  • CVEN9421: Transport Logistics Engineering
  • CVEN3402: Transport and Highway Engineering