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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Direct expansion ground source heat pump
  • Heat pump and refrigeration
  • Thermal energy management in buildings
  • Natural refrigerants (CO2)
  • Renewable energy (geothermal, solar, …)
  • Simulation and modeling of building energy systems
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1001 Construction engineering and management
  • 2203 Modelling, simulation
  • 2303 Other sources of energy (solar, wind, etc.)


Recent publications
Journal article
Bastani, A., Eslami Nejad, P., Badache, M. & Nguyen, A.T.A. (2020). Experimental characterization of a transcritical CO2 direct expansion ground source heat pump for heating applications. Energy and Buildings, 212, 11 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Eslami Nejad, P., Cimmino, M., Nguyen, A., Badache, M. & Bastani, A. (2020). Performance comparison of a vertical direct expansion geothermal evaporator: PART II, multiple U-pipes. International Journal of Refrigeration, 116, 161-171. Retrieved from


  • Ph.D. Mechanical engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • M.Sc., Mechanical engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
  • B.Sc., Mechanical engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran