Researcher biography

Dr Sohrab Nizami is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at The University of Queensland. He is working in the broader area of energy management in smart grids with a specific focus on the optimisation of distributed energy resources for their effective integration into the modern power grid and electricity markets. He previously worked at UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, where his multi-disciplinary research was focused on heavy vehicle electrification, EV charging infrastructure, and grid integration and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) optimisation of electric vehicles. Prior to joining UQ, he worked at Evenergi, Sydney, Australia as an E-Mobility Research Lead (August 2020 - February 2021) and Casual Researcher (February 2020 - August 2020), where he worked on energy management and charging infrastructure planning tool for the electric bus depot as well as a number of energy analytics models for renewable and distributed energy resources. His previous employment also includes Research Assistant at Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney, Australia (June 2020 - August 2020) and teaching-focused academic at the University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 2011 - September 2013 and September 2015 - June 2017). Sohrab received a B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh, in 2010, an M.Sc. degree in sustainable energy technology from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTech), Spain in 2015, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Macquarie University, Australia, in 2020. Sohrab has a deep understanding of energy management, business models, infrastructure requirements and power grid challenges of renewable and distributed energy resources and he has factual knowledge of the Australian national electricity market. His research expertise also includes electricity market modelling and analysis, implementing demand response and energy management systems for the power distribution networks, and developing optimization algorithms for the effective management of distributed energy resources including solar energy, battery storage systems, and electric vehicles.