School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Mohammad Rajaeifar

Research Associate



I am an experienced researcher in the area of sustainability assessment with more than 5 years of experience focused on sustainability analysis of different production systems.

My area of expertise embraces life cycle assessment and costing of a wide range of production/service systems including agricultural production, biofuels, waste management and most importantly transportation. Having experience in industrial ecology, I am an expert in data collection and analysis, compiling data inventories and assessing the environmental impacts of complicated industrial systems.

I've also had the experience of leading a research group (life cycle assessment group) in biofuel research team (BR team) coordinating different research tasks for diverse team members as well as managing international collaborations. In addition to that, I have always tried to go beyond research. Therefore, I improved other aspects of my academic life as well, some of which are teaching, reviewing papers for high quality journals, acting as an academic board member of JCLP, advisory board member of Heliyon Environment, co-supervising MSc students, advisory of PhD and Master students, etc.


PhD in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering (2013- 2017)

MSc in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering (2011- 2013) 

BSc in Agricultural Mechanization Engineering (2007- 2011)

Previous Positions

Environmental Consultant and Head of LCA group, Biofuel Research Team, Iran (2013-2019)

Research Associate, Sugar Beet Seed Institute, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran (2017-2018)

Research Assistant, Renewable Energy Laboratories, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (2012-2013)


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Research Interests

My research interests are generally motivated by sustainability issues. More specifically:

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and costing (LCC),
  • Sustainability assessment of Biorefineries,
  • Environmental, resource and waste management,
  • Sustainability assessment of electrified road vehicles,
  • Low carbon transport strategies and raw material requirements/opportunities,
  • Combining different assessment methods with LCA,
  • Climate change mitigation strategies.

Funded Projects

-FUSE (Faraday Undergraduate Summer Internship), Data Gathering and Analysis of Lithium-Ion Batteries (DAGA- LiB)

-Environmental impact assessment in Sugar Industry (Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization of Iran)

-First Pilot Utilisation of Waste Cooking Oil Biodiesel in Bus Fleet in Iran (UNDP)




Teaching records

  • Experimental design in Agriculture
  • Introduction to Solid Waste Management

Supervision and advisory

  • Co-supervising MSc students
  • Advising PhD and MSc students
  • Act as an external MSc Examiner