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 editorial board member, 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)

Activities for international journals

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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