DR Behzad Rismanchi

DR Behzad Rismanchi


  • Building energy
  • Energy management
  • Net zero energy buildings



  • Dr. Behzad Rismanchi is a professional member of Engineers Australia (MIEAust), a certified energy manager (CEM) and certified energy auditor (CEA) with more than 6 years’ experience in design, optimisation and research in the energy industry. He has worked across all aspects of the project lifecycle and is particularly skilled in energy management systems, indoor air quality and computational fluid dynamics. After gaining a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Energy Conversion, he joined the oil and gas industry for three years. In 2009 he moved to Malaysia and undertook a PhD and a 1-year postdoc in Energy Management. As an energy consultant in industry, he was involved in several national and international projects in Malaysia, Dubai and Indonesia. He joined the Department of Infrastructure of the University of Melbourne in August 2015 as a Lecturer in Building Energy.

    His main areas of research are energy management, building energy, thermal energy storage, district cooling/heating systems, indoor air quality, smart cities, GIS based energy mapping, and simulation of heat and mass transfer.



Member of

  • Engineers Australia. MIEAust 2014 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2016: Behzad Rismanchi, Dominique Hes, Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) Seed Funding, $32K   


Education and training

  • Energy Management, University of Malaya 2013
  • Energy Conversion, Shiraz University 2006

Awards and honors

  • University of Malaya, 2010


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • - Application of Phase change material (PCM) for space heating and cooling (experimental work + simulation) - Application of Building information system (BIM) as Building management system (BMS) (Software development + survey) - Application of IoT in building energy management (experimental work + survey) - Collection and Evaluation of Input Data for Energy Master Plan (EMP) (Master project) - Develop Guidance for Net Zero Energy Master Planning. - Develop a functional modelling tool to facilitate the Net Zero Energy Resilient Communities Master Planning Process - Social behaviour in energy decision making and the reliance of human behaviour on the success of Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Projects - Challenges and barriers of utilizing battery backup systems in commercial buildings in commercial buildings - The impact of occupant behaviour on the control of indoor environment quality - Potential CO2 reduction by using cold thermal energy storage systems for building applications in Melbourne - Life Cycle Analysis & Comparison of Techno-Economy of Different Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) For Residential Developments