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Professor Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian

Professor Electrical Engineering


Professor Mehdi Seyedmahmoudian is Discipline Director of Electrical and Electronics at School of Science Computing and Engineering Technologies and Director of Siemens Swinburne Energy Transition Hub at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He holds B.Sc. degree, M. Eng. Degree and PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. His research interests include Renewable Energy systems, Microgrids, Smart grids and AI integrated Energy Systems. Prior to this engagement, he was the deputy director of CADET-VR lab at Deakin University. He strongly believes in industry-engaged research initiatives and has stablished several key research partnerships with leading external industries and research centres during his academic career. Mehdi has been chief/partner investigator around $21m funding application submission, including ~$10m successfully funded projects. He is among the top 2% researchers in the world based on his research performance within in Electrical Engineering and Energy disciplines. He has been author/co-author of ~180 research articles, including 200+ highly-ranked journal papers, cited more than 7000 times in the prestigious databases including Nature Publication Journals. In addition, he also serves as editor/assimilate editors of prestigious academic journals and invited keynote speaker in numerous national and international energy related conferences and symposiums.

Research interests

Power System stability and control; Smart Grids and Microgrids; Electric vehicle - Battery, Electric Power train, autonomous control and ITS Networked Robotics; Power System stability and control; VR

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Advanced Energy Management System for community microgrid with P2P sharing capabilities:

DER_DC_Migrogrid Design and Grid Integration

Designe and Implementation VR based Renewable Energy Platforms:

Optimization of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) Using Convex and Swarm Optimization Tecniques

Power Sharing through inverter interfaced control and seamless Transfer of Microgrids:

Solar-driven waste-to-energy for smart rural areas:

Virtual Reality Training Platforms for the Maintenance of Power System


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Electrical Energy Generation (incl. Renewables, Excl. Photovoltaics) - 400803
  • Virtual And Mixed Reality - 460708
  • Electrical Energy Transmission, Networks And Systems - 400805
  • Electrical Energy Generation (incl. Renewables, Excl. Photovoltaics) - 400803
  • Electrical Energy Storage - 400804

Teaching areas

Smart Grids and Microgrids;Electrical Engineering;VR;AR

Professional memberships

  • 2016 - 2018: Select, Deakin University, Australia


Also published as: Seyedmahmoudian, Mehdi; Seyedmahmoudian, M.; Seyedmahmoudian, Mohammadmehdi; Seyedmahmoudian, Mahdi
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Responsible AI for Net Zero – An Australia and India Collaborative Approach towards Practice, Governance and Ethics in Energy Futures *; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • 2022: Future Map License - Industry 4.0 Readiness Assessment Program & Development of New futuremap survey element - Clean Energy *; Innovative Manufacturing CRC
  • 2022: Second Phase: Virtual Reality-based Next Generation Lean Leader Training Platform *; Theta Wave Pty Ltd - Partnership Funds
  • 2022: Swinburne Siemens Energy Transformation Hub *; Siemens
  • 2022: Technology and Dementia Care – A Conceptualisation of Digital Twins for Facilitating Better Dementia Prediction, Prevention and Care. *; Barbara Dicker Brain Science grant
  • 2021: Design and implementation of Advanced micro wind turbine (under 10kw) passive control system *; ADANT Services Group - Fund Scheme
  • 2021: Development and experimental implementation of Transactive Demand Response Management System through Open ADR-approach for institutional Buildings *; Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)
  • 2021: Donald and Tarnagulla Microgrid Feasibility Study- Stakeholder Impact Investigation *; C4NET Fund Scheme
  • 2021: Virtual Reality based Next Generation Lean Leader Training Platform *; Theta Wave Pty Ltd - Partnership Funds
  • 2020: Advanced Energy Management System for Regional Virtual Power Plant *; KIG Energy
  • 2020: Investigation of Workforce Solutions for Rural and Remote Services in Aged Care *; MCLEAN CARE LTD
  • 2019: Design of an Efficient BIPV Microgrid with integrated Storage System *; Brightcell Energy Pty Ltd
  • 2019: Dynamic Responsive Virtual Reality Training Scenarios for Confined Space Entry (CSE) Training *; Deakin University

* Chief Investigator