Zahra Rahimpour

PhD Candidate of Electrical Engineering at University of Sydney

Zahra Rahimpour

PhD Candidate of Electrical Engineering at University of Sydney

Biography

Zahra Rahimpour is a PhD Candidate of Electrical Engineering at university of Sydney. She received her master degree in 2016 from university of Sydney with thesis entitled “Using Thermal Inertia of Residential Buildings for Demand Response”. Zahra’s major research contribution was demonstration of phase change material effectiveness in reducing or shifting heating and cooling demand of residential buildings for five major cities of Australia. Prior to this, she was working as an electrical engineer in power industry for ten years including three years in Australia and seven years in overseas. During her working experience, she designed several power and distribution transformers for electricity network and her background in designing the expensive equipment of the electricity network leads her interest towards a more reliable, efficient and sustainable electricity grid. Now, her research focus is on home energy management systems to transform the current electricity infrastructure into a smart and electrically automated system that delivers services to customers more economically and with improved energy efficiency. Her ultimate goal is to be able to have a zero-carbon home grid with minimal impact to society.

Presentation to be delivered:

Using Thermal Inertia of Buildings With Phase Change Materials for Demand Response

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