Sharif University of Technology

Department of Energy Engineering



Research interests


Professional experiences

Journal papers



  Prof. Dr. Ramin Roshandel






Azadi Avenue, P.O Box: 11365-9567

Tehran, Iran


ORCID: 0000-0002-2028-8588



● Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Energy Conversion), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran-Iran

● M.Sc in Energy System Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran-Iran

● B.Sc  in Physics; Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan-Iran


    Research interests


Modeling and Optimization of Sustainable Energy Systems, Renewable Energy Technologies, Solar Energy Conversion, Hydrogen and Fuel cells, Industrial Symbiosis Modeling and Optimization, Waste Heat Utilization and Modeling of Energy Demand and Environmental Impacts of Productive Built Environments: Agricultural Greenhouses, Vertical Farms and Poultry Houses.


     Presented courses


● Advanced Mathematical Programming

● Advanced Energy Conversion

● Fundamentals of Renewable Energies

● Solar Energy Systems

● Hydrogen and Fuel cell Technology



      Professional experiences


● Vice chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2019-present

Guest Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

● Head of Energy System Engineering Group, Department of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2010-2018

● Sharif Energy Research Institute, 2008-2016

● Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2020-present

● Associate Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2011-2020

● Assistance Professor, Department of Energy Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2008-2011

● Research Fellowship, Australian National University (ANU), Power, Plasma and Propulsion Laboratories (SP3), Canberra-Australia

● International Institute in Energy Studies, 2007-2008

● Ministry of Energy, Energy Consumption Optimization Office,  2005-2007

● National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC), 2002-2005


   Journal papers


Mohebi P., Roshandel R., (2023) Optimal design and operation of solar energy system with heat storage for agricultural greenhouse heating, Energy Conversion and Management: X 18, 100353

Ayoobi I., Roshandel R., (2022) Energy Demand of Supplementary Lighting in Agricultural Greenhouses: Solar Energy Utilization, Journal of Renewable Energy and Environment 9 (4), 21-33

Tahery D., Roshandel R., Avami A. (2022), An integrated dynamic model for evaluating the influence of ground to air heat transfer system on heating, cooling and CO2 supply in Greenhouses: Considering crop transpiration, Renewable Energy 173, 42-56

Nekoonam S., Roshandel R., (2022) Modeling and optimization of a multiple (cascading) phase change material solar storage system, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 23, 100873

Burg V., Golzar F., Bowman G., Hellweg S., Roshandel R., (2021) Symbiosis Symbiosis opportunities between food and energy system: The potential of manure‐based biogas as heating source for greenhouse production, Journal of Industrial Ecology 25 (3), 648-662

Golzar F., Heeren N., Hellweg S., Roshandel R., (2021) Optimisation of energy-efficient greenhouses based on an integrated energy demand-yield production model, Biosystems engineering, 202, 1-15

Rezaie F., Roshandel R., Hamidi A.A., (2020) Hydrogen Management in Refineries: Retrofitting of Hydrogen Networks, Electricity and Ammonia Production, Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification

Moltames R., Roshandel R., (2020) Techno-economic analysis of a modified concentrating photovoltaic/organic Rankine cycle system, International Journal of Ambient Energy

Esmaeli H., Roshandel R., (2020) Optimal design for solar greenhouses based on climate conditions, Renewable Energy

Golzar F., Heeren N., Hellweg S., Roshandel R., (2019) A comparative study on the environmental impact of greenhouses: A probabilistic approach, Science of the Total Environment

Jafarinejad T., Shafii M.B, Roshandel R., (2019) Multistage recovering ventilated air heat through a heat recovery ventilator integrated with a condenser-side mixing box heat recovery system, Journal of Building Engineering

Heidari A., Roshandel R., Vakiloroaya V., (2019) An innovative solar assisted desiccant-based evaporative cooling system for co-production of water and cooling in hot and humid climates, Energy Conversion and Management

Hahali R., Shafiee M.B., Roshandel, R., (2018) Energy efficient cultivation of microalgae using phosphorescence materials and mirrors, Sustainable Cities and Society

Astaneh M., Roshandel R., Dufo-Lopez R., Bernal-Agustin J.L., (2018) A novel framework for optimization of size and control strategy of lithiumion battery based off-grid renewable energy systems, Energy Conversion and Management

Golzar F., Hereen N., Hellweg, S., Roshandel, R., (2018) A novel integrated framework to evaluate greenhouse energy demand and crop yield production, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

Bagheri M., Roshandel R., Shayegan J., (2018) Optimal selection of an integrated produced water treatment system in the upstream of oil industry, Process Safety and Environmental Protection

Astaneh M., Dufo-Lopez R., Bernal-Agustin J. L., Roshandel, R., (2018) A novel lifetime prediction method for lithium-ion batteries in the case of stand-alone renewable energy systems, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems

Bazdar E., Roshandel R., Yaghmaei S., Madanpour M., (2018) The effect of different light intensities and light/dark regimes on the performance of photosynthetic microalgae microbial fuel cell, Bioresource Technology

Behzadi Forough A., Roshandel R., (2018) Lifetime optimization framework for a hybrid renewable energy system based on receding horizon optimization, Energy

Roshandel R., Golzar F., Astaneh M., (2018) Technical, economic and environmental optimization of combined heat and power systems based on solid oxide fuel cell for a greenhouse case study, Energy Conversion and Management

Astaneh M., Dufo-Lopez R., Roshandel R., Golzar F., Bernal-Agustin J. L., (2018) A computationally efficient Li-ion electrochemical battery model for long-term analysis of stand-alone renewable energy systems,  Journal of Energy Storage

Hooshmand P., Shafiee M.B., Roshandel R., (2018) An experimental study of a solar hybrid system to produce freshwater from waste heat of photovoltaic module by using thermosyphon heat pipes, Energy Conversion and Management

Karami M., Koohestani H., Yaadavar H., Roshandel R., Karbasion M., (2017) Implementing conceptual model using renewable energies in rural area of Iran, Information Processing in Agriculture

Aghaei M., Ganji Azad R., Roshandel R., Ashjari M.A., (2017) Two-phase flow separation in axial free vortex flow, Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows

Parhizgar T., Mosleh A., Roshandel R., (2017) Aging based optimal scheduling framework for power plants using equivalent operating hour approach, Applied Energy

Behzadi Forough A., Roshandel R., (2017) Multi objective receding horizon optimization for optimal schedulingof hybrid renewable energy system, Energy and Buildings

Homayooni F., Roshandel R., Hamidi A.A. (2017) Techno-economic and environmental analysis of an integrated standalone hybrid solar hydrogen system to supply CCHP loads of a greenhouse in Iran, International Journal of Green Energy

Homayooni F., Roshandel R., Hamidi A.A. (2017) Sizing and performance analysis of standalone hybrid photovoltaic/battery/hydrogen storage technology power generation systems based on Energy Hub concept, International Journal of Green Energy

 Shirzadi N., Roshandel R., Shafiee M.B., (2017) Integration of miniature heat pipes into a proton exchange membrane fuel cell for cooling application, Heat Transfer Engineering

Parhizgar T., Roshandel R., (2016) Long term performance degradation analysis and optimization of anode supported solid oxide fuel cell stacks, Energy Conversion and Management

Ebrahimi S., Roshandel R., Vijayaraghavan K., (2016) Power density optimization of PEMFC cathode with non-uniform catalyst layer by Simplex method and numerical simulation, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Behzadi Forough A., Roshandel R., (2016) Design and operation optimization of an internal reforming solid oxide fuel cell integrated system based on multi objective approach, Applied Thermal Engineering

Maroufmashat M., Sattari S., Roshandel R.,  Fowler A., Elkamel A., (2016) Multi-objective Optimization for Design and Operation of Distributed Energy Systems through the Multi-energy Hub Network Approach, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Parhizgar T., Roshandel R., (2016) Degradation Based Optimization Framework for Long Term Applications of Energy Systems, Case Study: Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks, Energy

Maroufmashat, A.,  Fowler, M., Sattari, S., Elkamel, A., Roshandel , R., Hajimiragha, A., (2015) Mixed integer linear programming based approach for optimal planning and operation of a smart urban energy network to support the hydrogen economy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 1-17

Ozgoli, H. A., Ghadamian, H., Roshandel R., Moghadasi, M., (2015) Alternative Biomass Fuels Consideration Exergy and Power Analysis for Hybrid System Includes SOFC and GT Integration, Energy Sources Part A, 37, 1962-1970

Afsham, N., Roshandel, R., Yaghmaei, S., Vajihinejad V., Sherafatmand, M., (2015) Bioelectricity generation in a soil microbial fuel cell with biocathode denitrification, Energy Source part A, 37, 2092-2098

Maroufmashat, A., Elkamel, A., Fowler, M., Sattari, S., Roshandel, R., Hajimiragha, A., Walker, S., Entchev, E., (2015) Modeling and optimization of a network of energy hubs to improve economic and emission considerations, Energy, 93, 2546-2558  

Seyedin, F., Marrofmashat, A., Roshandel, R., Sattari, S., (2014) Optimal design and operation of a photovoltaic- electrolyser system using particle swarm optimization, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 35, 566-582

Golzar, F., Astaneh, M., Roshandel, R., Behzadi Forough, A., (2014) Reducing CO2 emission from exhaust gases using molten carbonate fuel cells; a new approach, International Journal of Ambient Energy, 1-10

Roshandel, R., Golzar, F., Astaneh, M., Multi objective optimization of molten carbonate fuel cell system for reducing CO2 emission from exhaust gases, Frontiers in Energy

Ahmadi, S., Rezaie Mirghaed, M., Roshandel, R., (2014) Performance of a standalone wind-hydrogen power system for regions with seasonal wind profile: A case study in Khaf region, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 7, 265-278

Ahmadi F., Roshandel R., (2014) Effects of Micro Hydrophobic  Porous Layer on Water Distribution in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, ASME, Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 11, 011004

Behzadi, F. A., Roshandel. R., (2013) Multi Objective Optimization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks Considering Parameter Effects: Fuel Utilization and Hydrogen Cost, AIP, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 5, 053124

Roshandel. R., Behzadi, F. A., (2013) Two strategies for multi-objective optimisation of solid oxide fuel cell stacks, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2013.777337

Tahmasbi, Hosseini, Roshandel, R., (2013) A new approach to multi-objective optimisation method in PEM fuel cell, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, DOI:10.1080/14786451.2013.813945

Rezaie Mirghaed, Roshandel, R., (2013) Site Specific Optimization of Wind Turbines Energy Cost: Iterative Approach, Energy Conversion and Management, 73, 167-175

Roshandel, R., Parhizgar, T., (2013) new approach to optimize the operating conditions of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell based on degradation mechanisms, Energy Systems, 4, 219-237

Vatani, A., Khazaeli, A., Roshandel, R., Panjehshahi, (2013) Thermodynamic analysis of application of organic Rankine cycle for heat recovery from an integrated DIR-MCFC with pre-reformer, Energy Conversion and Management, 67, 197-207

Roshandel, R., Ahmadi, F., (2013) Effects of catalyst loading gradient in catalyst layers on performance of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, Renewable Energy, 50, 921-931

Arbabi, F., Roshandel, R., Karimi Moghaddam, G., (2012) Numerical modeling of an innovative bipolar plate design based on the leaf venation patterns for PEM fuel cells, IJE TRANSACTIONS C: Aspects Vol. 25, No. 3, 177-186

Roshandel, R., Arbabi, F., Karimi Moghadam, G., (2012) Simulation of an innovative flow field design based on a bio inspired pattern for PEM fuel cells, Renewable Energy, 41, (2012) 86-95

Tavakoli, B., Roshandel, R., (2011) The effect of fuel cell operational conditions on water content distribution in polymer electrolyte membrane, Renewable Energy, 36, 3319-3331

Bakhshian, S., Kariminia, H., Roshandel, R., (2011) Bioelectricity generation enhancement in a dual chamber microbial fuel cell under cathodic enzyme catalyzed dye Decolorization, Bioresource Technology, 102, 6761-6765

Roshandel, R., Farhanieh, B., (2007) The effects of non-uniform distribution of catalyst loading on polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell performance, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32, 4424-4437

Roshandel, R., Farhanieh, B., (2007) Numerical simulation of the effect of non-uniform gas diffusion layer porosity on polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell performance, International Journal of Engineering, 20, 79-192

Roshandel, R., Farhanieh, B., Saivar, E., (2005) The effect of variable porosity distribution of gas diffusion layer on PEM fuel cell performance, Renewable Energy, 30, 1557-1572