Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is a Research Assistant with the Smart Villages Lab at the University of Melbourne. Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is an active researcher in sustainable design and indoor environmental quality, specializing in innovative energy-efficient daylighting systems, evaluation of the luminous environment, and lighting effects on health and wellbeing.
His interdisciplinary PhD thesis established his research significance to the field of lighting research. The research explored how increasing the luminance of areas surrounding the windows using an innovative electric wall-washing system could enhance subjective scores for the window appearance, as well as reducing energy bills in buildings. The PhD thesis has been published in two Q1 journals and four international conferences. It has also been presented to the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ) Queensland Chapter and to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Design Lab HDR Symposium.
He has been a reviewer of four scientific journals and five international conferences. He also established a student club during his PhD candidature and was awarded a total of $20500 in grants.
Dr. Mehdi is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and a member of the Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) Network and the Architectural Science Association (ASA).