He is working as a senior scientist at the Smart Energy Transition group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway.
Mohammadreza Aghaei (Reza) received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2016. He joined Fraunhofer ISE as visiting scholar in 2015. He was a Postdoctoral Scientist at Fraunhofer ISE and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB)-PVcomB, Germany, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He has been a Guest Scientist at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering (INATECH), Solar Energy Engineering at the University of Freiburg since 2017. Later, he also fulfilled another two years postdoc in the Design of Sustainable Energy Systems Group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), in the Netherlands.
He authored numerous publications in internationally refereed journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His main research interests include Energy transition, Energy flexibility, Solar energy, Photovoltaics, Solar cells, Predictive and autonomous monitoring, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle(UAV).
Since 2019, he has been the chair of the working group 2: reliability and durability of PV in EU COST Action PEARL PV, and currently, he supports the WG2 as vice-chair. He has been appointed as an adjunct professor at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT). He is also the co-coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project “COLLECTiEF” - Collective Intelligence for Energy Flexibility.