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Mohammad Hassan Fathollahzadeh

  • Carbon-Free Buildings

Mohammad Fathollahzadeh is an associate with RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings Program, where he works on modeling and simulating energy systems to support building electrification efforts.


Before joining RMI, Mohammad earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines where he focused on thermal fluids and energy systems. As his Ph.D. thesis, he developed an integrated framework for modeling and optimization of HVAC systems in commercial districts. In conjunction with his Ph.D., Mohammad analyzed the feasibility of implementing hybrid renewable energy systems for the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Prior to his Ph.D., Mohammad earned his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University where he focused on Energy Conversion. As his master’s thesis, he used computational fluid dynamics to holistically investigate the energy consumption, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort of occupants for densely occupied spaces served by under floor air distribution systems.


* PhD., Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
* MSc., Mechanical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University


Boulder, CO

Authored Works

Why Heat Pumps Are the Answer to Heat Waves

As a record-breaking heat wave scorched the Pacific Northwest earlier this summer and again this week, killing hundreds of people in the United States and Canada, many residents realized the predictably mild summers they knew no longer exist. Scientists are clear that climate change will make…