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Dr. Behnam Zakeri joined the Energy (ENE) Program at IIASA in September 2017. Prior to joining IIASA, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Power Plant Engineering and Energy Economics research group at Aalto University, Finland, where he also completed his PhD.
Dr. Zakeri’s research revolves around the modeling and analysis of energy systems. He investigates market mechanisms, systems integration, energy technologies, and policies that enable a low-carbon energy system. In this respect, he is interested in the study of multi-region energy systems, where there may be a lack of central coordination between the regions in achieving their respective sustainable development goals.
Together with his coauthors, Dr. Zakeri’s research on the economic value of emerging energy solutions (mainly focusing on energy storage technologies) has led to two best paper awards; one from the IEEE 11th International Conference on European Energy Markets (2014) and another from the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems (SDEWES 2014).
At IIASA, Dr. Zakeri is involved in the modeling and study of energy pathways in different regions of the world. With IIASA, he will also study the interface of energy systems with water resources, land use, and air pollution. His hope is that his research will contribute to a better understanding of the role of burden sharing and joint efforts in achieving regional and global energy targets.
Last update: 18-SEP-2017
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