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Dr Mehdi Amirkhani
QMomentum Visiting Fellow
Division of Research and Innovation,
Graduate Research and Development,
Graduate Research & Development
+61 7 3138 9183
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Professional memberships
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  • ZEMCH Network – Zero Energy Mass Custom Home
  • Member of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)
  • Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • SCAP Grant Committee Member of QUT in 2017
  • Member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) – Australia


Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is an active researcher in sustainable design and indoor environmental quality, specialising in innovative energy-efficient daylighting systems, evaluation of the luminous environment, and lighting effects on health and wellbeing.
His PhD thesis explored how increasing the luminance of areas surrounding the windows using an innovative electric wall-washing system could enhance subjective scores for the window appearance. The PhD thesis has been published and under publication in two Q1 journals, as well as four international conferences. It has also been presented to the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ) Queensland Chapter and the QUT Design Lab HDR Symposium.
Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is an Associate Fellow of UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), as well as the Secretary and the newsletter editor of ZEMCH Network.

He has been a scientific member (reviewer) of:


  • Applied Energy;
  • Building Engineering;
  • Energies;
  • Architectural Science Review;
  • Buildings;
  • Crystals;
  • Applied Sciences;
  • Urban Science.


  • 2nd International Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development 2019 (Guwahati, India);
  • Building Simulation Conference 2017 (Melbourne, Australia);
  • PLEA Conference 2017 (Edinburgh, UK);
  • PLEA Conference 2016 (Los Angeles, USA);
  • 50TH Architectural Science Association Conference 2016 (Adelaide, Australia).

Beyond academic experience, Dr Mehdi Amirkhani has been engaged in numerous residential, commercial, healthcare, educational and landscape projects as an Architect in Australia and overseas. Designing diverse building types, through concept and schematic des

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  • ABPL90086 – Environmental Systems (The University of Melbourne);
  • SRR721 – Construction Research Project (Deakin University);
  • NBC2003 – Building Systems and Services (Victoria University);
  • ARCH30004 – Environmental Design in Housing (The University of Melbourne);
  • ABPL90394 – ZEMCH Sustainable Design Workshop (The University of Melbourne);
  • SRT750 – Sustainable Futures (Deakin University);
  • SRR402 – Construction Research Thesis (Deakin University);
  • SRT757 – Building Systems and Environment (Deakin University);
  • NBC3002 – Residential Sustainable Design (Victoria University);
  • 7704ENV – Advanced Environmental Studies (Griffith University);
  • 7604ENV – Advanced Design Technologies (Griffith University);
  • DEH701 – Research Methods (QUT);
  • Holding workshops of DAB330 Integrated Technologies 1 (QUT);
  • Four years of experience as a sessional lecturer in Iran. Involving in different courses, including Constructional Details and Elements, Technical Design and Architectural Design courses;
  • Supervising two Bachelor of Architecture theses in Iran.
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With several years of professional experience and cross-disciplinary knowledge in design and construction sector as an Architect, Dr Mehdi Amirkhani has always maintained an active role in the industry while teaching and undertaking research. Some of his design achievements are as follow:

Projects in Australia:

  • Luxury residential projects: Diakos, Mills, Nicholson, Forman, Milligan, Oliver, Thornton, Matthews, Barnes, Leigh, Jayasuriya, McCarthy and Brands residents;
  • Commercial projects: Mobile Travel Agents, LJ Hooker in Nerang, French Flowers, Premis Solutions, LJ Hooker in Toowoomba, and LJ Hooker in Surface Paradise;
  • Healthcare projects: Toowong Specialist Clinic – West (QLD), Veterinary Clinic (QLD), iMind Psychiatry (VIC), and a medical centre in Traralgon (VIC).

Some of the projects in Iran:

  • The central Library of Islamic Azad University-Ahvaz Branch (7000 m²);
  • The Engineering Building of Azad University-Ahvaz Branch (9500 m²);
  • The main campus of Azad University-Ahvaz, (7 Ha);
  • The landscape of new police headquarters of Khuzestan Province (50 Ha);
  • A residential complex with 100 units (13000 m²);
  • The interior design of the hotel of professors and guests (5200 m²);
  • The campus of  Azad University-Masjed Soleiman (22 Ha).
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For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.