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Dr. Behnam Zakeri joined IIASA in 2017, and is currently a research scholar with the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program. He has a master's degree in Energy Technology (Modeling of Energy Systems) from Lappeenranta University of Technology, and a PhD in Energy Technology (Energy Systems Analysis) from Aalto University, Finland. Prior to joining IIASA, he was affiliated with Aalborg University, Denmark, as an Assistant Professor with the Sustainable Energy Planning Research Group.
Dr. Zakeri's research revolves around the modeling and analysis of energy systems and markets. He investigates market mechanisms, systems integration possibilities, emerging technologies, and policies that enable a low-carbon energy transition. In this respect, he is interested in the study of integration of renewable energy, the role of flexibility solutions such as energy storage, and international energy markets.
Together with his coauthors, Dr. Zakeri's research on the economic value of energy storage 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). His work on the economics of energy storage systems has been among the most cited articles in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (as of Jan 2020).
At IIASA, Dr. Zakeri is involved in the modeling and study of energy pathways and their economic and environmental impacts in different regions of the world. He acts as the Alternate Leader of Sustainable Energy, as part of the IIASA-ISC initiative on "Transformations within reach", which explores the role of energy in pathways to a sustainable and resilient world in a post COVID-19 era. 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: 13 APR 2021
Hunt, J. , Weber, N., Zakeri, B. , Diaby, A.T., Byrne, P., Filho, W.L., & Schneider, P.S. (2021). Deep seawater cooling and desalination: Combining seawater air conditioning and desalination. Sustainable Cities and Society 74, e103257. 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103257.
Kikstra, J. , Vinca, A. , Lovat, F. , Boza-Kiss, B. , van Ruijven, B. , Wilson, C. , Rogelj, J. , Zakeri, B. , et al. (2021). Climate mitigation scenarios with persistent COVID-19-related energy demand changes. Nature Energy 10.1038/s41560-021-00904-8. (In Press)
Guo, F. , van Ruijven, B. , Zakeri, B. , Krey, V. , & Riahi, K. (2021). Global Energy Interconnection: A scenario analysis based on the MESSAGEix-GLOBIOM Model. IIASA Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
Nabavi, S.A., Motlagh, N.H., Zaidan, M.A., Aslani, A., & Zakeri, B. (2021). Deep Learning in Energy Modeling: Application in Smart Buildings With Distributed Energy Generation. IEEE Access 9, 125439-125461. 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3110960.
Hunt, J. , Falchetta, G., Parkinson, S. , Vinca, A. , Zakeri, B. , Byers, E. , Jurasz, J., Quaranta, E., et al. (2021). Hydropower and seasonal pumped hydropower storage in the Indus basin:pros and cons. Journal of Energy Storage 41, e102916. 10.1016/j.est.2021.102916.
Hunt, J. , Zakeri, B. , de Barros, A.G., Filho, W.L., Marques, A.D., Barbosa, P.S.F., Schneider, P.S., & Farenzena, M. (2021). Buoyancy Energy Storage Technology: An energy storage solution for islands, coastal regions, offshore wind power and hydrogen compression. Journal of Energy Storage 40, e102746. 10.1016/j.est.2021.102746.
Zakeri, B. , Gissey, G.C., Dodds, P.E., & Subkhankulova, D. (2021). Centralized vs. distributed energy storage systems: The case of residential solar PV-battery. Energy, e121443. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.121443. (In Press)
Chen, X., Yang, F., Zhang, S., Zakeri, B. , Chen, X., Liu, C., & Hou, F. (2021). Regional emission pathways, energy transition paths and cost analysis under various effort-sharing approaches for meeting Paris Agreement goals. Energy, e121024. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.121024. (In Press)
Chang, M., Thellufsen, J.Z., Zakeri, B. , Pickering, B., Pfenninger, S., Lund, H., & Østergaard, P.A. (2021). Trends in tools and approaches for modelling the energy transition. Applied Energy 290, e116731. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116731.
Zakeri, B. , Cross, S., Dodds, P.E., & Castagneto Gissey, G. (2021). Policy options for enhancing economic profitability of residential solar photovoltaic with battery energy storage. Applied Energy 290, e116697. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116697.
Harmsen, M., Kriegler, E., van Vuuren, D.P., van der Wijst, K.-I., Luderer, G., Cui, R., Dessens, O., Drouet, L., et al. (2021). Integrated assessment model diagnostics: key indicators and model evolution. Environmental Research Letters 16 (5), E054046. 10.1088/1748-9326/abf964.
Pusceddu, E., Zakeri, B. , & Castagneto Gissey, G. (2021). Synergies between energy arbitrage and fast frequency response for battery energy storage systems. Applied Energy 283, e116274. 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116274.
Castagneto Gissey, G., Zakeri, B. , Dodds, P.E., & Subkhankulova, D. (2021). Evaluating consumer investments in distributed energy technologies. Energy Policy 149, e112008. 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.112008.
Kikstra, J. , Vinca, A. , Lovat, F. , Boza-Kiss, B. , van Ruijven, B. , Wilson, C., Rogelj, J., Zakeri, B. , et al. (2021). COVID-19 impacts on energy demand can help reduce long-term mitigation challenge. Nature Portfolio 10.21203/rs.3.rs-155224/v1. (Submitted)
Hunt, J. , Zakeri, B. , Leal Filho, W., Schneider, P.S., de Assis Brasil Weber, N., Vieira, L.W., Ermel, C., de Castro, N.J., et al. (2021). Swimming pool thermal energy storage, an alternative for distributed cooling energy storage. Energy Conversion and Management 230, E113796. 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.113796.
Srivastava, L., Gomez Echeverri, L., Schlegel, F., Denis, M., Deubelli, T., Havlik, P. , Kaplan, D., Mechler, R. , et al. (2021). Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world - Synthesis Report. IIASA Report. IIASA-ISC
Zakeri, B. , Paulavets, K., Barreto-Gomez, L., Gomez Echeverri, L., Pachauri, S. , Rogelj, J. , Creutzig, F., Urge-Vorsatz, D., et al. (2021). Transformations within reach: Pathways to a sustainable and resilient world - Rethinking energy solutions. IIASA Report. IIASA-ISC
Brinkerink, M, Zakeri, B. , Huppmann, D. , Glynn, J., Ó Gallachóir, B., & Deane, P. (2021). Assessing global climate change mitigation scenarios from a power system perspective using a novel multi-model framework. Environmental Modelling & Software (Submitted)
SDG7 Technical Advisory Group, (2021). Leveraging Energy Action for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Briefs in Support of the High-Level Political Forum. United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)
Awais, M. , Parkinson, S. , Zakeri, B. , McPherson, M., & Riahi, K. (2020). Leveraging new open-source modelling tools to rapidly prototype pathways for achieving SDG7 and mid-century climate targets in Pakistan. In: AGU Fall Meeting, 11-17 December 2018.
Hunt, J. , Zakeri, B. , Nascimento, A., Garnier, B., Pereira, M.G., Bellezoni, R.A., de Assis Brasil Weber, N., Schneider, P.S., et al. (2020). High velocity seawater air-conditioning with thermal energy storage and its operation with intermittent renewable energies. Energy Efficiency 13, 1825-1840. 10.1007/s12053-020-09905-0.
Hunt, J. , Falchetta, G., Zakeri, B. , Nascimento, A., Schneider, P.S., Weber, N.A.B., Mesquita, A.L.A., Barbosa, P.S.F., et al. (2020). Hydropower impact on the river flow of a humid regional climate. Climatic Change 10.1007/s10584-020-02828-w.
Hunt, J. , Zakeri, B. , Lopes, R., Barbosa, P., Nascimento, A., Castro, N., Brandão, R., Schneider, P., et al. (2020). Existing and new arrangements of pumped-hydro storage plants. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 129, e109914. 10.1016/j.rser.2020.109914.
Gomez Echeverri, L., Zakeri, B. , Alexander, S., Barreto-Gomez, L., Bazilian, M., Boza-Kiss, B. , Creutzig, F., Fritz, S., et al. (2020). Report on Second Consultative Science Platform. Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID World. Sustainable Energy. IIASA-ISC
Zakeri, B. , Barreto-Gomez, L., Boza-Kiss, B. , Gomez Echeverri, L., Fritz, S., Gielen, D., Ghoneim, R., Pachauri, S. , et al. (2020). Bouncing Forward Sustainably: Pathways to a post-COVID world. Sustainable Energy. IIASA-ISC
Hunt, J. , Zakeri, B. , Falchetta, G., Nascimento, A., Wada, Y. , & Riahi, K. (2020). Mountain Gravity Energy Storage: A new solution for closing the gap between existing short- and long-term storage technologies. Energy 190, e116419. 10.1016/j.energy.2019.116419.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), (2020). Pathways to Sustainable Energy – Accelerating Energy Transition in the UNECE Region. Geneva, Switzerland: United Nations. ISBN 978-92-1-117228-7
GEIDCO, , WMO, , & IIASA, (2019). Research Report on Global Energy Interconnection for Addressing Climate Change. China Electric Power Press
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