Mahdi Ebrahimi Salari
Post Doctoral Researcher
UCC Energy Transition Offshore Renewable Energy


Mahdi is a Postdoctoral researcher at MaREI Centre, University College Cork. His research is mainly focused on offshore wind energy systems.


 Research activities are numerical modelling of wind energy systems, grid integration of renewable energy devices and hardware-in-the-loop testing of renewable energy generators.


Mahdi obtained his PhD from the University of Limerick in “Direct interconnection technique applied to marine renewable generators, specifically airborne wind energy”. Mahdi’s PhD project was supported by the European Commission under the H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie action: ITN AWESCO. After finishing his PhD project in 2018, he continued to work at the University of Limerick as a Postdoctoral researcher. Since February 2021, Mahdi has started a postdoctoral position at MaREI Centre, University College Cork.

During his postdoctoral studies at the University of Limerick, he lectured Modern electrical Power Systems in 2020 and co-lectured Electrical Power Systems course in 2019 and 2018. He was also teaching at the Khorasan Scientific and Industrial College of Applied Science and Technology University, Mashhad, Iran, between Sep.2008 and Sep 2014.

He received his M.Sc. in electrical power engineering from Islamic Azad University (IAU), Najaf Abad branch (University of Najafabad), in 2009, and the B.Sc. degree from Islamic Azad University, Bojnord branch, Iran, in 2007. During his M.Sc. studies at IAU, Mahdi worked on a research project for designing linear permanent magnet generators (LPMG) for marine wave energy conversion in the seas of Iran.

His research interests are in renewable energy, electrical power system dynamics, power electronics and electrical machines design.