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Dr Mehdi Amirkhani
PhD, M. Arch., B. Arch.

Lecturer, Senior Tutor, Research Fellow
Founder and Director of Abian Design Studio
Co-Founder and Director of Environmental Energy Services Pty Ltd

Dr Mehdi Amirkhani has significant experience teaching environmental technology. These include units centred around lighting, energy estimation, thermal comfort, acoustics (speech privacy and speech intelligibility) and computational simulation programs. In particular, Mehdi's expertise includes strategies for applying environmental technologies in sustainable design and building retrofitting that facilitate occupants' health and well-being.

Mehdi is an active researcher in building environmental technologies, building systems and services, building retrofitting, sustainable design, net-zero energy buildings and indoor environmental quality. His PhD thesis established an innovative approach to lighting design in office buildings that optimised the visual comfort (electric and daylight) and energy consumption performance of commercial façades.

Dr Mehdi Amirkhani has more than twelve years of practical experience as an Architect in Australia and overseas. He is also an Editor and Reviewer of several scientific journals and international conferences. Mehdi is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Secretary of the Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) Network and a member of the Architectural Science Association (ASA). He established a student club during his PhD candidature and was awarded $20,500 in grants.





Won the SECOND PRIZE among 26 teams (100 students) from 10 prestigious universities in Australia. 

I have been heavily involved in supervising the team from the initial design stage to the final output. 

2021 Fleetwood Challenge Cup is an inter-university team challenge designed to discover the next generation of innovative built environment design professions. 
As part of the challenge, students were asked to retain, incorporate and extend an existing structure into a mixed-use development comprising retail tenancy space, student accommodation and build-to-rent residential accommodation.