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  • Ph.D. (2014)

    Biosystems Engineering - Renewable Energy Systems

    Biosystems Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

  • M.Sc. (2009)

    Agricultural Machinery Mechanics

    Agricultural Machinery Mechanics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran,

  • B.Sc. (2006)

    Agricultural Machinery

    Agricultural Machinery, Bu-Ali-Sina University, Hamedan, Iran

  • Renewable Energy-based Systems
  • Photovoltaic and Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems
  • Solar Desalination Technologies - Solar Distillation Systems
  • Solar-powered Greenhouses - Hybrid Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Research Institute

    Research field: Renewable Energies

    Expert: Mahdi Zareei

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  • AgroRenewables

    Research field: Renewable Energies in Agriculture

    Expert: Dr. Shiva Gorjian

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Dr. Shiva Gorjian is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanics of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, and the Department of Renewable Energy, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in Tehran, Iran.
In 2014, she received her PhD in Mechanics of Biosystems Engineering from TMU. Dr. Gorjian has authored two books published by Elsevier; 'Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion: Technologies, Applications, and Environmental Impacts' in 2020 and 'Solar Energy Advancements in Agriculture and Food Production Systems' in 2022.
Her significant contributions to the field led to her inclusion in the 2022 "World Ranking of Top 2% Scientists" based on bibliometric data from the Scopus database. Her primary research focus is on renewable energy sources and their application in agriculture (AgroRenewables).
In recognition of her expertise, she was awarded the 2023 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship. Dr. Gorjian's research interests include solar photovoltaics, solar desalination technologies, hybrid photovoltaic-thermal, energy and exergy analysis, and modelling and simulation of renewable energy systems.

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Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Techno-economic assessment of a hybrid RO-MED desalination plant integrated with a solar CHP system

FJ Jamshidian, S Gorjian, M Shafieefar
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Recent technical advancements, economics and environmental impacts of floating photovoltaic solar energy conversion systems

Shiva Gorjian, H Sharon, Hossein Ebadi, Karunesh Kant, Fausto Bontempo Scavo, Giuseppe Marco Tina
Journal Paper , 2021 January 24, {Pages 124285 }

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Floating Photovoltaic (FPV) is an emerging technology that has experienced significant growth in the renewable energy market since 2016. It is estimated that technical improvements along with governmental initiatives will promote the growth rate of this technology over 31% in 2024. This study comprehensively reviews the floating photovoltaic (FPV) solar energy conversion technology by deep investigating the technical advancements and presenting a deliberate discussion on the comparison between floating and ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. Also, the economics and environmental impacts of FPV plants are presented by introducing the main challenges and prospects. The FPV plants can be conventionally installed on water bodies/dam reser

Renewable energy utilization in apple production process: A thermodynamic approach

Hasan Yildizhan, Morteza Taki, Mustafa ?zilgen, Shiva Gorjian
Journal PaperSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments , Volume 43 , 2021 February , {Pages 100956 }

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Recent advances in net-zero energy greenhouses and adapted thermal energy storage systems

Shiva Gorjian, Hossein Ebadi, Gholamhassan Najafi, Shyam Singh Chandel, Hasan Yildizhand
Journal PaperSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments , Volume 43 , 2021 February , {Pages 100940 }

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The Advent of Modern Solar-powered Electric Agricultural Machinery: A Solution for Sustainable Farm Operations

Shiva Gorjian, Hossein Ebadi, Max Trommsdorff, H Sharon, Matthias Demant, Stephan Schindele
Journal Paper , 2021 April , {Pages 126030 }

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With an uprising trend in cutting agriculture’s reliance on fossil fuels because of their limited supply and associated adverse impacts on the environment, the use of infrastructures adapted with alternative energy sources would be of crucial necessity. Among all renewable sources, solar energy has the highest compatibility with agricultural activities. The emergence of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy conversion technology in agriculture diminishes the need for oil-based fuels in this sector, offering a more affordable and sustainable electricity generation technique, and causing a remarkable reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In modern farm activities, the need for electrification has been raised, leading to the creation of a gr

Performance enhancement of stepped basin solar still based on OSELM with traversal tree for higher energy adaptive control

A. Mohandass Gandhi, S. Shanmugan, Shiva Gorjian, Catalin I. Pruncu, S. Sivakumar, Ammar H. Elsheikh, F. A. Essa, Z. M. Omar, Hitesh Panchal
Journal PaperDesalination , Volume 502 , 2021 April , {Pages 114926 }

Performance, combustion and emission characteristics of a DI-CI diesel engine fueled with corn oil methyl ester biodiesel blends

Ravishankar Sathyamurthy, D. Balaji, Shiva Gorjian, S. Jenoris Muthiya, R. Bharathwaaj, S. Vasanthaseelan, Fadl A. Essae
Journal PaperSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments , Volume 43 , 2021 February , {Pages 100981 }

Methane production enhancement of a family-scale biogas digester using cattle manure and corn stover under cold climates

Abd Allah, W. E., M.A. Tawfik, Atul A. Sagade, Shiva Gorjian, K.A. Metwally, Hanan. El-Shal
Journal PaperSustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments , Volume 45 , 2021 June , {Pages 101163 }

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The enhancement in methane production under cold climates is one of the essential prerequisites to enable year-round performance improvement of any biogas plant. In Egypt, the winter is reasonably cold which offers a good opportunity to study the enhancement in the methane yield and corresponding performance improvement of a family-scale biogas digester using the co-digestion technique. This work reports the field performance of floating-dome type biogas digester using anaerobic co-digestion (AcoD) of cattle manure (CM) with a milled corn stover (CS). The performance of AcoD is compared with the performance of anaerobic mono-digestion (AmoD) of CM under winter conditions. Moreover, a numerical method for preparing the digested slurry is def

Heat transfer and energy storage performances of phase change materials encapsulated in honeycomb cells

Karunesh Kant, Pascal Henry Biwole, Amritanshu Shukla, Atul Sharma, Shiva Gorjian
Journal PaperJournal of Energy Storage , Volume 38 , 2021 June 1, {Pages 102507 }

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Thermal energy storage devices are vital for reducing the inconsistency between energy supply and demand as well as for enhancing the performance of solar thermal systems. The present study investigates the melting process in metallic honeycombed heat exchangers filled with n-octadacane as phase change material (PCM). Further, a parametric study is conducted for four different honeycomb cell sizes, fin thicknesses, and angles of inclinations of the computational domain. The findings are described in the form of heated surface average temperature variation, melt fraction of the PCM, and thermal energy stored. Results show that the honeycomb fin structure considerably improves the heat transfer in the PCM. Further, it was observed that the ho

Chemical modification of sunflower waste cooking oil for biolubricant production through epoxidation reaction

Shima Bashiri, Barat Ghobadian, Masoud Dehghani Soufi, Shiva Gorjian
Journal PaperMaterials Science for Energy Technologies , 2021 April 21, {Pages }

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There are increasing concerns and growing regulations over contamination and environmental pollution. One of the major concerns is the pollution caused by mineral oils. As the world oil reserves are dwindling the pressures for finding alternative replacements are increasing. Vegetable oils are a biodegradable and renewable source of lubricants. Thus, they seem to be attractive candidates for the replacement of mineral oils. In this study, chemical modification of sunflower waste cooking oil through epoxidation reaction was used to improve its physicochemical properties to be used as biolubricant. Then, using the response surface method (RSM), the reaction yield was statistically modeled as a quadratic regression equation and optimal points

Wheat-straw derived bioethanol production: A review of Life Cycle Assessments

Carlo Ingrao, Agata Matarazzo, Shiva Gorjian, Janusz Adamczyk, Sabina Failla, Patrizia Primerano, Donald Huisingh
Journal Paper , 2021 March 26, {Pages 146751 }

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This article was developed to review the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in systems that produce materials and energy from agricultural residues, like Wheat Straw (WS) in the context of a circular bio-based economy. Attention was focussed upon WS, because it was documented as a valuable feedstock for biorefinery applications, thus highlighting the value of a systematic literature review of this content area.The study documented that WS is being used for production of biofuels and bioenergy in technically and environmentally sound processes. However, WS biomass is somewhat less environmentally and economically beneficial than biomasses such as Corn Stover (CS) and forest residues, mainly due to their higher ethanol potential and p

Performance Evaluation and Economics of a Locally-made Stand-alone Hybrid Photovoltaic-thermal Brackish Water Reverse Osmosis Unit

Shiva Gorjian, Barat Ghobadian, Farid Jalili Jamshidian, H. Sharon, Sajad Saadi
Journal PaperCleaner Engineering and Technology , 2021 May , {Pages 100078 }

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The performance of a developed brackish water reverse osmosis (BWRO) desalination unit integrated with a stand-alone hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PVT) module was evaluated under the climatic conditions of Tehran (35.68? N latitude 51.42? E longitude). From the experimental results, the maximum surface temperature of the PV module and thermal efficiency of the PVT module were recorded as 60.38 ?C and 83.7%, respectively at the set-point temperature of 50.00 ?C for the thermostat, and under the average solar radiation of 971.34 W/m2. During the evaluation, the maximum average productivity of the BWRO unit was obtained as 13.98 L/h when temperature values of the PV module, soft water, and brackish feed water (BFW) were recorded as 52.94 ?C, 28

Effect of Covering Aperture of Conical Cavity Receiver on Thermal Performance of Parabolic Dish Collector: Experimental and Numerical Investigations

S Eterafi, S Gorjian, M Amidpour
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Thermal Investigation of a Solar Box-type Cooker with Nanocomposite Phase Change Materials Using Flexible Thermography

G Palanikumar, S Shanmugan, V Chithambaram, S Gorjian, CI Pruncu, ...
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Integration of a Solar Parabolic Dish Collector with a Small-Scale Multi-Stage Flash Desalination Unit: Experimental Evaluation, Exergy and Economic Analyses

A Babaeebazaz, S Gorjian, M Amidpour
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Assessing suitability of commercial fibre reinforced plastic solar still for sustainable potable water production in rural India through detailed energy-exergy-economic …

H Sharon, C Prabha, R Vijay, AM Niyas, S Gorjian
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An experimental and statistical investigation of concave-type stepped solar still with diverse climatic parameters

LD Jathar, S Ganesan, S Gorjian
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Thermodynamic design and parametric performance assessment of a novel cogeneration solar organic Rankine cycle system with stable output

S Eterafi, S Gorjian, M Amidpour
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Performance enhancement of a hybrid photovoltaic-thermal-thermoelectric (PVT-TE) module using nanofluid-based cooling: Indoor experimental tests and multi-objective optimization

A Akbar, G Najafi, S Gorjian, A Kasaeian, M Mazlan
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Recent Advancements in Technical Design and Thermal Performance Enhancement of Solar Greenhouse Dryers

S Gorjian, B Hosseingholilou, LD Jathar, H Samadi, S Samanta, ...
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  • 2021
    Ashrafi Varkani, Javad
    Distillation System based on a Point-focus Parabolic Solar Concentrator to Produce Herbal Extracts
  • 2021
    Hamze, Mohammad Javad
  • 2021
    Mokhtarzadeh, Hamed
  • 2021
    Molaie, Yaghuob
  • 2020
    Aziznejad, Amirhossein
  • 2021
    Momeni, Amin
  • 2021
    Nasri nasrabadi, Fatemeh
  • 2018
    FAKHRAEI, OMID
    Design, Simulation, Fabrication, and Evaluation of a Passive Air-based Combined Heating-Cooling Photovoltaic-Thermal (PVT) System Integrated with Phase Change Material
  • 2020
    Sadi, Sajad
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  • • Member of “Renewable Energy Technology Development Council” an affiliation of “Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology”, Iran
  • Executive Director of the Committee of Universities and Research Centers of the Iranian Energy Experts Club

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