University: University of Tehran Research Interests: Hybrid Energy System; Renewable Energy; Solar Energy; Energy Optimization Professional & Scientific Membership: Awards & Patents: Biography (About): Dr. Akbar Maleki is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran. He received his Ph.D. in energy engineering at the Faculty of New Science & Technologies, University of Tehran. He serves on the editorial boards of several technical journals and as an advisory member of several conferences. His research interests are in the fields of energy, renewable energy, hybrid Energy System, and optimization methods. He has published numerous research papers in journals. Dr. Maleki is an active teacher and researcher in thermodynamics, energy technology, sustainability and energy optimization. He has received numerous awards and honours, including an Award of Outstanding Researcher from the University of Tehran.