Dr Ahmad Zahedi is an Associate Professor in Power Engineering and the Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at JCU. He has been educated in Iran and Germany.

Ahmad is author or co-author of more than 155 publications including 4 books. He has trained 18 postgraduate candidates at Master and PhD levels, and completed 15 research and industry-funded projects in relation to Power Engineering and Renewable Energy (circa $900,000 in cash). He has 22 years tertiary teaching and research and 6 years industry experience, and also he has examined more than 40 Masters and PhD theses in relation to power engineering and renewable energy from Australian and overseas universities.

  • EE3300: Electronics 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • EE3400: Power Engineering 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • EE4400: Power Engineering 3 (Level 4; TSV)
  • EE4500: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design (Level 4; TSV)
  • EE5500: Sustainable Power Generation and Distribution (Level 5; TSV)
  • Research interest 1. Smart Grid & Smart Grid technologies 2. Grid integration of alternative sources 3. Distributed renewable energy generation systems 4. Impacts of large-scale penetration of solar PV and wind generation on dynamic performance of power system 5. Power system modelling 6. Renewable energy education and Plug-in Hybrid electric Vehicle (PHEV)
  • 2008 to present - Associate Professor in Power Engineering, James Cook University (Townsville)
  • 1997 to 2008 - Senior Lecturer, Monash University (Melbourne)
  • 1988 to 1997 - Lecturer, Monash University (Melbourne)
  • 1984 to 1988 - Research Assistant, Ruhr University of Bochum (Bochum, Germany)
  • 1976 to 1979 - Senior Electrical engineer, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (Iran)
  • 1975 to 1976 - Design Engineer, Iranian Aluminum Company (Iran)
Research Disciplines
  • 1979 to 1988 - German Government Scholarship award to obtain MEng degrees German Government Scholarship award to obtain PhD degrees
  • 1995 - Senior Member of IEEE since 1997, Member of International Solar Energy Society
  • Reviewer of journal articles written in the area of Renewable Energy for publication in the international journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review
  • 2007 - Visiting Professor at the Amirkabir University in Iran, 2007
  • 2011 to 2012 - Visiting professor at the Kyoto University, four months in 2011-2012

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 71+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Ahmad Zahedi from 2003 onwards.

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ESCO Pacific Pty Ltd - Consultancy

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Radiation Study for ESCO Pacific

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To investigate the current Australian and International Guidelines and allowable EMF radiation limits to provide the regulatory context to ESCO Pacific for their planned solar farm as well as measure the current baseline EMF radiation levels around existing power lines, various locations on the site of intended solar farm as well as in-home EMF radiation measurements in selected surrounding residential properties to assess EMF emission compliance.
Ahmad Zahedi (College of Science & Engineering)
Electromagnetic Field

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