Dr Ali Badiei
Lecturer in Building Services Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing
Ali is a Mechanical Engineer with a background in building energy research, low-carbon building design and modelling, and renewable energy technologies for buildings. Ali completed his PhD in Building Energy Research at Loughborough University where he developed a Novel Reduced Data Dynamic Energy Model (RdDEM) for UK houses. His postdoctoral research focused on design and deployment of Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Technologies in the UK. Ali is a Chartered Engineer, Member of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE), and Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Ali is a Lecturer in Building Services Engineering with demonstrated history of delivering large, complex projects. He has a passion for building-integrated sustainable and low-carbon technologies, and the positive impact they create in tackling global warming and climate change.
Skilled in performance analysis and energy systems development, dynamic energy simulation of technologies and buildings, Ali contributes to teaching and research activities in the School of Engineering.
Ali joined University of Central Lancashire in June 2021. He leads and delivers a wide range of modules for the BEng/MEng Building Services and Sustainable Engineering course. Ali has been part of numerous large-scale projects delivering design and deployment of renewable and sustainable energy solutions in the UK and around the world. He has delivered projects funded by Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), InnovateUK, European Union (EU), and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Ali has registered two patents with the UK Patents Office as inventor and has published over 20 scientific and technical articles in the leading Scientific Journals. He also carries out book and article review for well-known publishers like ELSEVIER, SPRINGER and MDPI. Ali has demonstrated history of delivering projects in collaboration with Academic and Research organisations, Industries, and Government bodies.
- PhD Building Energy Research, Loughborough University, 2018
- MSc (Distinction) Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling, Loughborough University, 2013
- BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 2012
- Energy Simulation and Performance Analysis
- Building Physics and Energy Evaluation
- Solar-Assisted Heat Pump Technologies
- Low-carbon Cooling Technologies
- Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
- EnergyPlus and DesignBuilder Modelling
- IES VE Modelling
- Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
- Smart Home/Energy Technologies
- Communications and Negotiations
- B2B Marketing
- Chartered Engineer (CEng) registered with UK Engineering Council, 2021
- Member of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE), 2021
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2020
Having successfully completed his MSc, Ali was offered an EPSRC funded PhD to design and develop a novel assessment procedure for energy and environmental performance of UK dwellings (DEFACTO project). The modelling platform he developed was capable of overcoming shortcomings of the current Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) of the UK government by introducing a dynamic, swift and more accurate assessment of dwellings using already available EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) data at national scale.
After completing his PhD in building energy research, Ali joined the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) at the Energy and Environment Institute (EEI) of the University of Hull as a Research Fellow. It was in this role that he further developed his professional and research skills through design and development of various HVAC systems for domestic and commercial buildings, management of human and financial resources, leading multi-national teams to deliver complex projects, and commercialisation of the developed technologies through B2B marketing.
Besides the engineering and management activities to ensure successful completion of projects, Ali has transferred project findings to a wide range of colleagues and students by designing and delivering technical workshops, organising conferences, and delivering lectures. Ali has also supervised several MSc and PhD students to carry out innovative research, publish scientific articles and dissertations, and prepare for future careers.
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- Solar-Assisted Heat Pump for Public Buildings (2018-2021): A low carbon heating system for existing public buildings employing a novel multiple-throughout-flowing micro-channel solar-panels-array and a novel mixed indoor/outdoor air source heat pump
- Heat Storage/Exchanging Unit (HSEU) for solar heating systems (2018-2020): A novel interactive heat storage/exchanging unit employing a double-tank configuration
- Vapour Injection Heat Pump with Two-Stage Evaporator for Buildings (2018-2020): Mixed indoor/outdoor air source heat pump system using vapour injection compressor and two-stage evaporators
- Dew Point Evaporative Cooler (2017-2019): Low-energy dew point cooling for computing data centres
- DEFACTO (2013-2018): Digital Energy Feedback and Control Technology Optimisation
- REFIT (2012-2014): Personalised Retrofit Decision Support Tools for UK Homes using Smart Home Technology
- InnovateUK Energy Catalyst round 8: clean energy access brokerage visit, 2020: Paving the path towards near-zero-carbon and low-cost cooling for cold storage in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Programme Committee: The 20th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK, 2020
- Conference Referee: Building Simulation 2017 Conference (BS17), San Francisco, USA, 2017
- Presenter: Second Building Simulation and Optimization Conference (BSO14), UCL, London, UK, 2014