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Dr Ali Badiei
Senior Lecturer in Building Services and Renewable Energy

Howell Building 102


Ali is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in building energy research, low-carbon building design and modelling, and renewable energy technologies for buildings. Ali completed his PhD in Building Energy Research at Loughborough University where he developed a Novel Reduced Data Dynamic Energy Model (RdDEM) for UK houses. His postdoctoral research focused on design and deployment of Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Technologies in the UK. Ali is a Chartered Engineer, Member of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE), Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Ali is a Senior Lecturer in Building Services and Renewable Energy with demonstrated history of delivering large, complex projects. He has a passion for building-integrated sustainable and low-carbon technologies, and the positive impact they create in tackling global warming and climate change. Skilled in performance analysis and energy systems development, dynamic energy simulation of technologies and buildings, Ali contributes to teaching and research activities in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.

Ali has been part of numerous large-scale projects delivering design and deployment of renewable and sustainable energy solutions in the UK and around the world. He has delivered projects funded by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), InnovateUK, European Union (EU), and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He has registered two patents with the UK Patents Office as inventor and has published over 20 scientific and technical articles in the leading Scientific Journals.


  • PhD Building Energy Research, Loughborough University, 2018
  • MSc (Distinction) Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling, Loughborough University, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2012


Course Leader MSc Renewable Energy Engineering (REE)

Newest selected publications

Badiei, A., Jadowski, E., Sadati, S., Beizaee, A., Li, J., Khajenoori, L., et al. (2023) 'The Energy-Saving Potential of Air-Side Economisers in Modular Data Centres: Analysis of Opportunities and Risks in Different Climates'. Sustainability, 15 (14). pp. 1 - 22.Open Access Link

Journal article

Beizaee, A., Morey, J. and Badiei, A. (2021) 'Wintertime indoor temperatures in social housing dwellings in England and the impact of dwelling characteristics'. Energy and Buildings, 238. pp. 110837 - 110837. ISSN: 0378-7788

Journal article

Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Aslansefat, K., Zhao, X., Sadati, S., Badiei, A., Xiao, X., et al. (2021) 'Hourly performance forecast of a dew point cooler using explainable Artificial Intelligence and evolutionary optimisations by 2050'. Applied Energy, 281. pp. 116062 - 116062. ISSN: 0306-2619

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Badiei, A., Golizadeh Akhlaghi, Y., Zhao, X., Shittu, S., Xiao, X., Li, J., et al. (2020) 'A chronological review of advances in solar assisted heat pump technology in 21st century'. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 132. pp. 110132 - 110132. ISSN: 1364-0321

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Badiei, A., Akhlaghi, YG., Zhao, X., Li, J., Yi, F. and Wang, Z. (2020) 'Can whole building energy models outperform numerical models, when forecasting performance of indirect evaporative cooling systems?'. Energy Conversion and Management, 213. pp. 112886 - 112886. ISSN: 0196-8904

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