Dr Goudarz Poursharif

Teaching Fellow in Energy Systems and Director of Professional Engineering BEng                                                     


Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 204 4198

Email: g.poursharif@aston.ac.uk

Room Number: N515                                                                                                                                                            


I obtained my Doctorate from the University of Sheffield in 2018. My PhD research project was on “Investigating the ability of smart electricity   meters to provide accurate LV network information to the DNOs in the UK” and it was funded by the EPSRC and Northern Powergrid. Prior to this, I completed an MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering (2008) at the University of Surrey. I also hold an MSc in Sustainable Development and Corporate Environmental Management (2006) from the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environmental Strategy. I completed my BSc degree in Natural Resources Engineering in my hometown of Iran in 2005.

During my time in higher education, I have maintained close ties with industrial partners such as SSE, Thames Water, Northern Powergrid as well as Governmental bodies and NGOs such as BEIS, MSF, and EWB.

My main interests are in paving the way towards the decarbonisation of the grid in the UK and training future engineers that can enable the transition to greener power generation and distribution in the UK. 


  • 2017-2018: Teaching Assistant, University of Sheffield, Management School.
  • 2012-2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant and Facilitator , University of Sheffield, School of Engineering.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Aston University, 2019
  • PhD in Energy Futures and Smart Grids, University of Sheffield, 2018
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional and Personal Skills, University of Sheffield 2016
  • Teaching Assistant in Higher Education Certificate, University of Sheffield, 2014
  • MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, 2008
  • MSc in Corporate Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, University of Surrey, 2006
  • BSc in Natural and Renewable Resources Engineering, 2005, Azad University of Tehran  
  • Foundation Degree in Engineering. 
  • Foundation Degree in Electrical Power Engineering (Transmission, Distribution and Power Systems Management). 
  • BEng Professional Engineering. 
  • BEng Electrical Power Engineering. 
  • MSc Electrical Power System
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Smart Grids and Smart Meter Data Utilisation
  • Integration of Renewable Generation in the Grid
  • Sustainable Energy Generation
  • A Brint, G Poursharif, M Black, M Marshall (2018). “Using grouped smart meter data in phase identification.” Journal of Computers & Operations Research 96, 213-222.
  •  G Poursharif, A Brint, J Holliday, M Black, M Marshall (2018). “Low Voltage Current Estimation Using AMI/Smart Meter Data.” International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems 99, 290-298.
  •  G Poursharif, A Brint, M Black, M Marshall (2017). “Using Smart Meters to Estimate Low Voltage Losses.” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution 12 (5), 1206-1212.
  •  G Poursharif, A Brint, M Black, M Marshall (2017). “Analysing the ability of smart meter data to provide accurate information to the UK DNOs.” CIRED-Open Access Proceedings Journal 2017 (1), 2078-2081.
  •  G Poursharif, A Brint, J Holliday, M Black, M Marshall (2015). “Geospatial visualization of Smart data for improved network management.” PowerTech, 2015 IEEE Eindhoven, 1-6.
  • G Poursharif, A Brint, J Holliday, M Black, M Marshall (2015). “Smarter business processes resulting from Smart data.” proceedings of the 23rd Int. Conf. on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), Lyon, France.