Reihaneh Aghamolaei


Dr Reihaneh Aghamolaei joined Dublin City University (DCU) in 2021. Prior to this appointment, she worked as a lecturer at University College Dublin (UCD) and Griffith College Dublin specialising in the areas of building energy performance analysis, building physics and energy optimisation. Also, she worked as a sustainability engineer in the Ireland AEC industry with a focus on designing sustainable buildings and assessment of energy performance and carbon emission of residential and commercial buildings. Reihaneh studied Architecture Engineering (2013) and Sustainable Planning (2015) and graduated with first-class honours. Then, she continued her research on whole building energy simulation at the Energy Institute of University College Dublin (UCD). She also worked as a PhD researcher at the University of Tehran (UT) with a focus on the thermal impacts of built environments on surrounding areas on an urban scale (2020).

Research Expertise

Dr Reihaneh Aghamolaei’s research interests include data-driven energy modelling, techno-economic energy optimisation, and renewable energies by means of novel and holistic modelling techniques. She possesses a remarkable scholarly background, more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, including impactful journal papers and book chapters, underlining her expertise in building energy performance modelling, Building Information Modelling (BIM), and optimization. A distinguishing feature of her academic profile is her active membership on the editorial board of the Journal of Advances in Building Energy Research, showcasing her influence and recognition in the academic community. Dr Aghamolaei's research trajectory has seen extensive collaboration in multi-disciplinary projects with different academic/non-academic institutions such as Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI), Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), University College Dublin, Maynooth University and the University of Galway. Her current research group includes PhD students and research assistants working on developing innovative, data-driven and sustainable solutions tailored to the built environment.