Dr Ahmad Zahedi is an Associate Professor in Power Engineering with the College of Science and Engineering of James Cook University. He graduated from 2 Iranian Universities (The Amirkabir University with BEng degree and The Tehran University with MEng. degree). He obtained his secound MEng degree and his PhD degree from the Ruhr University of Bochum in Germany.

Ahmad has been for 7 years Head of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of James Cook University. He is author or co-author of more than 200 publications including 4 full books. He has trained 20 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 24 years teaching and research at tertiary level in Australian and overseas Universities, as well as 6 years industry experience, and also he has examined more than 50 Masters and PhD theses in relation to power engineering and renewable energy from Australian and overseas universities.

  • EE2300: Electronics 1 (Level 2; TSV)
  • EE3300: Electronics 2 (Level 3; TSV)
  • EE3400: Power Engineering 1 (Level 3; TSV)
  • EE4400: Power Engineering 2 (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • EE4500: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Design (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
  • EE5310: Power Electronics and Electronics Applications (Level 5; TSV)
  • EE5500: Sustainable Power Generation and Distribution (Level 5; TSV)
  • EE5510: Advanced Electrical Engineering Design (Level 5; TSV)
  • EG5311: Research Project 1 (Level 5; CNS & 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)
  • 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 75+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Ahmad Zahedi from 2003 onwards.


These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Optimal operation of dams/reservoirs emphasizing potential environmental and climate change impacts (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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