Dr. Danial Esmaeili Aliabadi


Dr. phil.
Group Leader Renewable Energies

Department of Bioenergy
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: +49-341-6025-2436

Danial Esmaeili Aliabadi


since 2022 Group Leader 'Renewable Energies'
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Department of Bioenergy
since 2021 Postdoctoral Researcher
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Department of Bioenergy
2017-2021 Senior Researcher
Sabancı University
Istanbul International Center for Energy and Climate
IICEC-Sabancı University TIMES Energy Model
2017-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher
Sabancı University
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
2016-2017 Part time Instructor
Özyeğin University
Department of Industrial Engineering
2012-2016 Ph.D. Student
Sabancı University - Industrial Engineering
Analysis of Collusion and Competition in Electricity Markets Using an Agent-Based Approach
2009-2011 M.Sc. Industrial Engineering
Qazvin Azad University
2003-2008 B.Sc. Industrial Engineering
Abhar Azad University

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded full scholarship for Helmholtz Leadership Academy "Leading with Impact", 2024.
  • Invited Speaker to the Panel Session on Intelligent Decision Making in Power and Energy Systems Using Multi-agent Systems, @IEEE PES General Meeting in Denver, Colorado, 2022.
  • Second place at AI Hero Hackathon on Energy Efficient AI, 2022
  • Invited Speaker to the Panel Session on Artificial Intelligence Applications in Power Systems, with Focus on the Development of Local Energy Markets, Summer School @EPIA, 2019.
  • Best Paper Award in Facility Planning and Management Track, IEOM 2012.
  • Third place at International RoboCup Competitions, Turkey, 2011.
  • Third place at International RoboCup Competitions, Singapore, 2010.


Man0EUvRE (Ongoing)

BioNET (Ongoing)

BEniVEr (Finalized)

Ph.D. Students

  • Mohammad Sadr
  • Sandra Gutjahr
  • Katrina Chan (external)

M.Sc. Students

  • Agnes Csilla T. Szabo

Upcoming Publications

  • Wulff, N., Esmaeili Aliabadi, D., Hasselwander, S., Pregger, T., Deniz, O., Gils, H.C., Kronshage, S., Ruiz, E.A. Grimme, W., Horst, J., and Jochem, P., Energy system implications of different demand scenarios and supply strategies for renewable transportation fuels, (submitted).
  • Esmaeili Aliabdi, D., Wulff, N., Lehneis, R., Sadr, M., Reutter, F.J., Jordan, M., Lehmann, P., and Thrän, D., Germany's Wind Energy Expectations: A Multi-Model Evaluation of the Land Availability and Climate Impact (in preparation).
  • Sadr, M., Esmaeili Aliabadi, D., and Thrän, D., A bottom-up regional assessment of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage in Germany, (in preparation).
  • Esmaeili Aliabdi, D., Jordan, M., Meurer, A., Wulff, N., Power-to-X and Bioenergy: Competition and Synergy in Germany, CRC Press (in preparation).

UFZ Publications


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Past Publications

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