Dr Milad Mohsenzadeh
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Milad Mohsenzadeh

PhD. Candidate at The University of Melbourne (July 2018 – Apr 2022)

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering - Energy Conversion (High Distinction) (2013 ­­– 2015)

  • Sharif University of Technology, Iran
  • Thesis: Performance improvement of hybrid solar PV power generation

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Hons) (Double-Major) (High Distinction) (2009 – 2013)

  • Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran


  • Energy Auditing – Sustainable Education Academy (2021)
  • Certified Measurement & Verification Professional - EVO (In progress -20%) (2021)
  • Greenstar Accredited Professional – GBCA (In progress -25%) (2021)
  • Energy Systems: Financial Analysis - Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) (2020)
  • Melbourne Teaching Certificate - The University of Melbourne (2020)
  • Driving Full Licence - VicRoads (2020)
Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Milad Mohsenzadeh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering (SPREE). He completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne on developing an innovative, cost-effective, and efficient solar desalination technique to generate drinking water in remote areas under the supervision of Professor Lu Aye, in 2022. Right after the submission of his PhD thesis, he has been a full-time postdoctoral researcher at UNSW funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). He has received several awards and scholarships during his education and published his work in Q1 journal papers and conferences. He holds an award-winning invention on CPV/T solar collector.

His main research interests are:

     ❃Photovoltaic/Thermal, CSP
     ❃ Solar Desalination
     ❃ BIPV design and OPV cells
     ❃ Net-zero Energy Buildings
     ❃ Solar Passive Design,

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- Best Paper Award | John Ballinger Prize for best oral presentation, Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference 2021.

- Melbourne Research Scholarship | Full tuition fee remission, living allowance from the University of Melbourne (2018-21)

- Top Start-up Pitch | Acknowledged by the judges on TRaMx bootcamp for my research start-up pitch in 2019.

- Melbourne School of Engineering Travel Fund | The University of Melbourne (2018)

- 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. 

INEF membership | Awarded membership of Iran's National Elites Foundation (INEF), 2015.

-  Best B.Sc. thesis |Awarded the best outstanding B.Sc. thesis of year 2014 by Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineering.

- Admission to Sharif University | Awarded Admission to study master’s degree in Mech Eng. without entrance exam from Sharif University of Technology (2013), the most prestigious university in Iran. Only 5 students received this offer.

- Double-Major B.Sc. | Awarded Double-Major bachelor’s degree from Amirkabir University of Technology (2011). Only top 2% of undergraduate students in the university bestowed this offer.

Journal Publications: 

  • Mohsenzadeh, Milad, Lu Aye, and Philip Christopher (2022). Development and validation of a transient model for a passive solar still considering the aspect ratio of the evaporation chamber. Solar Energy, 244, pp.434-447.
  • Mohsenzadeh, M., Aye, L. and Christopher, P., 2022. Development and experimental analysis of an innovative self-cleaning low vacuum hemispherical floating solar still for low-cost desalination. Energy Conversion and Management251, p.114902.
  • Mohsenzadeh, M., Aye, L. and Christopher, P., 2021. A review on various designs for performance improvement of passive solar stills for remote areas. Solar Energy228, pp.594-611.
  • Mohsenzadeh, M., & Shafii, M. B. (2017). A novel concentrating photovoltaic/thermal solar system combined with thermoelectric module in an integrated design. Renewable Energy, 113, 822-834.
  • Mohsenzadeh, M., & Hosseini, R. (2015). A photovoltaic/thermal system with a combination of a booster diffuse reflector and vacuum tube for generation of electricity and hot water production. Renewable Energy, 78, 245-252.
  • Mohsenzadeh, M., Aye, L. and Christopher, P., 2022. (press) Effect of humidity level and aspect ratio on convective heat transfer coefficient and water productivity of a solar still: Experimental and theoretical analysis. Applied Thermal Engineering Journal.
  • Hooshmand, P., Shafii, M. B., & Mohsenzadeh, M. 2020. Experimental and theoretical investigation of a solar desalination in active and passive states. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 50, (2), 261-270.