Dr Meisam Babaie

Dr Meisam Babaie


I am a lecturer in automotive engineering within the Institute of Thermofluids at school of Mechanical Engineering. I am a mechanical engineer by training with a PhD from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

My background encompasses several years of work experience in different industries such as automotive manufacturing and different academic institutions and laboratories such as Biofuel Engine Lab Facility in Australia, Gunma university in Japan and Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Technology laboratory in the UK. 

My academic experience includes teaching, research, supervision, curriculum development, enterprise, programme leadership and laboratory management. During my academic carrier, I have worked in and supervised different industrial and research projects on vehicle emission reduction, electric vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, energy sustainability, AI and data mining applications in energy and automotive, connected and autonomous vehicles, some funded by different organisations. 

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of my research, I worked with different universities and industries in other disciplines such as petroleum and gas engineering, aerospace engineering, environmental science, power engineering, robotics and computer science. My research outcome has presented in various publications in prestigious journals of the field and at reputable conferences, in industrial reports and at invited talks.

Research interests

My research interest is on Net Zero Transport mainly focused on transport electrifications with both battery electric and fuel cell technologies. In this area, I worked in different research projects about electric vehicles, hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles, vehicle emission reduction, autonomous vehicles and AI and data mining applications in Net Zero, some funded by different organisations. My recent works are looking at the vehicle powertrain design and thermal management of the fuel cell, battery electric and connected and autonomous vehicles in both light and heavy-duty applications. It involves experimental works and advanced simulations supported by industry level software such as AVL

I am also interested in application of AI and machine learning in automotive engineering and energy systems. 




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  • BEng, MSc, PgCert, PhD

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Thermofluids
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