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Background and activities

Dr. Alireza Zendehboudi is a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Energy and Process Engineering, NTNU University. His current research interest is the CO2-based technologies for heating and cooling with the goal of providing innovative ideas and promising solutions to the developments of HVAC technologies. At NTNU, he is involved in TRI-HP project ( and working on the development of various integrated heat pump units running with natural refrigerants for small apartment blocks, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The main target of this project is to develop flexible energy-efficient and affordable tri-generation systems based on natural refrigerant heat pumps coupled with photovoltaic to provide heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family buildings with an on-site renewable share of 80%For more info, see

Alireza received his Ph.D. in 2019 from Tsinghua University, China. His Ph.D. research topic was performance evaluation and improvement of air source heat pump systems for clean winter heating in China. 

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