Javanshir Fouladvand

Personal Information
Date of Birth
May 23th, 1990
City of Birth
Tehran, Iran
PhD candidate at Technology, Policy and Management faculty/ Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, the Netherlands

Research Title: Secure Renewable Thermal Community Energy Systems (Socio-Technical Energy System Design)

M.Sc. in Environmental and Energy Management/ University of Twente, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

Specialization and Case Study: Energy Management and Renewable Energy Technologies

Title of M.Sc. Thesis: Solar Thermal Energy Systems for Heating Houses in the Netherlands (Social Acceptance, Energy Management and System Design)

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering/ University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Title of B.Sc. Thesis: Design, thermal analysis, feasibility study and policy usage of Solar Desalination Systems in Iran

Research Interest
Sustainable Energy Technologies and Renewable Energy
Built Environment, Urban Commons and zero energy building
Environmental aspect of Energy Production and Consumption
Energy Efficiency and Energy Management
Energy Storage and Energy Demand
Energy Security
Energy Community
Energy Governance
Energy Transition and Sustainable Transition
Social Acceptance, Social Awareness and support


1 st International Conference On Energy Research and Social Science:
Social Acceptance of Solar Thermal Energy Systems for Heating Houses in the Netherlands: Fouladvand, Javanshir Clancy, Joy
Turbine Machine No 4:
Why and how Industrial Estates should use CHP in Iran with a feasibility study for Shams Abad industrial estate: Hanafizadeh, Pedram/ Fouladvand, Javanshir/ Turbine Machine No 4 (2015) 18-27 (Persian)
Turbine Machine No 2:
Prioritize in CHP usage in Iran: Fouladvand, Javanshir/ Hanafizadeh, Pedram/ Turnin Machine No 2 (2014) 41-48 (Persian)


8 th International Sustainability Transitions (IST) Conference:
Insights into overcoming the barriers for Energy Transition in Household sector in the Netherlands with a focus on Solar Thermal Energy Systems: Fouladvand, Javanshir / Clancy, Joy


Construction Management and Economics Journal:
Investment preferences and the Iranian real estate market, Economic Feasibility Study of a mixed use building project in Iran: Shams, Hengameh/ Fouladvand, Javanshir / Hanafizadeh, Pedram
Honors and Awards
Member of “PhD council of Technology, Policy and Management faculty of TU Delft”
PAOS scholarship, University of Twente for “M.Sc. Environmental and Energy Management”, the Netherlands
Captain, Member and Participant of Persian Gazelle Solar Car III in World Solar Car Challenge 2015 in Australia
Winner of “LC Award 2016”, Best project on Master Level: LWD 2018 (Case Study team project), the Netherlands
Member of “Iran Renewable Energy Club”
Member of “Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN)
Ranked 380th in the Nationwide Physics & Mathematics University Entrance Exam among 350,000 Participants in 2009
Full scholarship, University of Tehran for Undergraduate Program
The Best “Teaching Assistant” chosen by students and professors 2013
Work and research experience

Training School on Peer Review (Funded), PEERE (New Frontiers of Peer Review), University of Split, Split, Croatia (May 2018)

PhD Colloquium Seminar: Beyond Coal, Gas and Oil (Funded), TU Berlin and DIW, DIW, Berlin, Germany (April 2018)

Research visit (Funded), SHAPE ENERGY (ISAAC), AzzeroCO2 company, Rome, Italy (November 2017)

For EU project: Increasing Social Awareness and Acceptance of bio-gas and bio-methane (ISAAC)
Crowdfunding, Social Acceptance and Energy Security of bio-energy in Italy and EU

Energy Advisor (Internship), Ekwadraat Company, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands (May 2016- November 2016)

Sustainable Energy Technologies (Solar Energy Systems, Waste-Heat, Bio Energy, Energy Storage and Energy Demand)
Solar Thermal Energy System usage for Heating Houses in the Netherlands (System Design and Modeling, Social Study)
Sustainable Energy Systems for Agricultural Applications in the Netherlands (System Design and Modeling, System Testing)

Junior researcher, Case Study at Municipality of Leeuwarden and University of Twente: LWD 2018 (February 2016 – April 2016)

Title: “Leeuwarden European Capital of Culture 2018: A momentum to create a shared vision towards a fossil fuel free city”, Integrated Assessment Framework, Innovative Projects and Social Acceptance of RET
Presenter of the Case Study at Municipality of Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Member of Technology Team, Idea and Project Developer

Research assistant, Persian Gazelle Solar Car, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (March 2010 – November 2015)

Assistant Manager
Member of Aerodynamic Group

Research assistant, Center of Excellence in Design and Optimization of Energy Systems (CEDOES), University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (June 2013 – August 2015)

Manager of students section
Member of Energy Policy and Economy Group
Member of Heat Exchanger and CHP Group
Executive Director, Organizer, and Lecturer in Paradigm shifting in Engineering and policy Seminar (2013)

Energy Consultant and System Engineer, Vista Energie Asia, Tehran, Iran (November 2013- July 2015)

Consultant Engineer in Energy Management in Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry
Project Manager and Technical Design Engineer, HVAC Group and Renewable Energy Group with CEDOES collaboration


Favaran Company: May 2012 – January 2013 (Tehran, Iran)
Mechanical Engineering and Piping
Yekta Company: June 2011 - August 2011 (Tehran, Iran)
Mechanical Engineering and Operation Management
Teaching Experience
Renewable Energy Systems,
Teaching Assistant (M.Sc.), TPM, TU Delft, 1 Semester
HVAC Systems Design,
Teaching Assistant (B.Sc.), ME Department University of Tehran, 2 Semester
Product Design and Development
Teaching Assistant (B.Sc.), ME Department, University of Tehran, 6 Semester
Agent-Based Modelling
Teaching Assistant (B.Sc.), TPM, TU Delft, 1 Semester
Thermodynamics II,
Teaching Assistant (B.Sc.), ME Department, University of Tehran, 1 Semester
Design of Machine Elements II,
Teaching Assistant (B.Sc.), ME Department, University of Tehran, 1 Semester
Strengths of Materials I,
Teaching Assistant (B.Sc.), ME Department, University of Tehran, 2 Semester
Online courses and Workshops
Sustainability Career Event at Utrecht University:
Energy Center Netherlands (ECN) workshop
International Online Courses in
Energy103: The Technology You Must Know in the 21st Century
Energy 101: Energy Technology and Policy
Solar Energy
Tenth International Industrial Engineering Conference at University of Tehran:
How to turn brilliant ideas into success
Risk Management based on ISO 31000
Energy management system based on ISO 50001:2011
Computer Skills
Programming and Engineering:
Gambit & Fluent
Energy plus
Auto Cad
Programing: Managing:
Applied Software:
Power point
English: Fluent
Persian: Native
Dutch: Elementary
French: Elementary
Extracurricular Activities
Semi-Professional chess player
Member of Iran chess federation
Semi-professional swimmer
History and Political books
One solo Exhibition in Tehran, Iran
Three plural Exhibition in Tehran, Iran
2010, 2011, 2013
Voluntary Teacher of Creativity and Art for Elementary School Children at APCL
Physic Teacher in institute for High School and pre-university Student
2009- 2011