Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is an active researcher in the area of lighting design in buildings, specializing in innovative energy-efficient daylighting systems, evaluation of the luminous environment, and lighting effects on health and wellbeing.
His interdisciplinary PhD thesis established his research significance to the field of lighting research. The research explored how increasing the luminance of areas surrounding the windows using an innovative electric wall-washing system could enhance subjective scores for the window appearance, as well as reducing energy bills in buildings. The PhD thesis has been published in two Q1 journals and four international conferences. It has also been presented to the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand (IESANZ) Queensland Chapter and to the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Design Lab HDR Symposium.
He has been a reviewer of jour journal papers and four international conferences.
Dr Mehdi Amirkhani is an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA), a member of the Architectural Science Association (ASA), and a Research Assistant at the University of Melbourne.