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Dr Mahdi Erfanian Nakhchi joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Northumbria University in 2020. 

Dr Erfanian is doing research on renewable energy systems and wind farm design. He was a postdoc on an EPSRC project, "Numerical Investigation of Aero-elasticity in Modern Low-Pressure Turbines", for two years at Northumbria University before becoming a lecturer. He has published many papers in high-ranked journals like "Renewable Energy" and "Energy". 

His teaching activities are mainly focused on Fluid Mechanics and Energy Systems. Dr Erfanian is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=xZkw2dEAAAAJ&hl=en


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Sharif University of Technology

1 Sep 20131 Feb 2018

Award Date: 30 Sep 2018


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