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Dr Mehdi Amirkhani
QMomentum Visiting Fellow
Academic Division,
Office of the Provost
+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 on building technologies, building systems and services, retrofitting buildings, sustainable design, net-zero energy buildings, indoor environmental quality, and user experience specialising in innovative energy-efficient lighting systems, evaluating the luminous environment, and lighting effects on health and wellbeing.
Mehdi’s PhD thesis established his research significance in the field of lighting design. This research explored commercial façade in regard to lighting (daylight and electric) optimising performance as reflected visual comfort and energy consumption.
Mehdi has been an Editor and Reviewer of several scientific journals and international conferences. He has worked as an Educator and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at different universities. Additionally, he has more than twelve years of practice experience as an Architect and Construction Manager in Australia and overseas.
Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is the Director of Retrofitting Australia Pty Ltd, an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Newsletter Editor and Secretary of the Zero Energy Mass Custom Home (ZEMCH) Network and a member of the Architectural Science Association (ASA). He also established a student club during his PhD candidature and was awarded a total of $20,500 in grants.

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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).
This information has been contributed by Dr Mehdi Amirkhani.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.