Imperial College London

Dr Bahareh Kamranzad

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Researcher



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709Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





I am a visiting researcher at Imperial College London, and an Assistant Professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Japan.

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My research areas are mainly ocean renewable energies, climate change impacts, wave climate and modeling, coastal protection, and extreme events.

Recent Journal Papers:

Wen Y, Kamranzad B, Lin P (2022). Joint exploitation potential of offshore wind and wave energy along the south and southeast coasts of China. Energy. 123710. 

Karunarathna H, Maduwantha P, Ratnasooriya H, De Silva K, Kamranzad B (2021). Wave Power Potential of Sri Lanka. Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 54(2), pp.1–6. DOI:

Kamranzad B*, Lin P, Iglesias G (2021). Combining methodologies on the impact of inter and intra-annual variation of wave energy on selection of suitable location and technology. Renewable Energy. 697-713.

Wen Y,  Kamranzad B, Lin P (2021). Assessment of long-term offshore wind energy potential in the south and southeast coasts of China based on a 55-year datasetEnergy. 120225.

Lavidas G,  Kamranzad B. (2021). Assessment of wave power stability and classification with two global datasets. International Journal of Sustainable Energy. 40(6), pp. 514–529 DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2020.1821027.

Kamranzad B*, Lin P. (2020). Sustainability of wave energy resources in the South China Sea based on five decades of changing climate. Energy. 210, 118604.

Kamranzad B*, Takara K. (2020). A climate-dependent sustainability index for wave energy resources in Northeast Asia. Energy. 209, 118466.

Karunarathna H, Maduwantha P, Kamranzad B, Rathnasooriya H, de Silva K. (2020) Impacts of Global Climate Change on the Future Ocean Wave Power Potential: A Case Study from the Indian Ocean. Energies. 13(11), 3028.

Ranjbar MH, Etemad-Shahidi A, Kamranzad B. (2020) Modeling the combined impact of climate change and sea-level rise on general circulation and residence time in a semi-enclosed sea. Science of the Total Environment. 740, 140073.

Kamranzad B*, Hadadpour S. (2020). A multi-criteria approach for selection of wave energy converter/location. Energy. 204, 117924.

Karunarathna H, Maduwantha P, Kamranzad B, Rathnasooriya H, de Silva K. (2020) Evaluation of spatio-temporal variability of ocean power resource around Sri Lanka. Energy. 200, 117503.

Kamranzad B*, Lavidas, G. (2020). Change of nearshore extreme wind and wave climate in Southeast Africa. IJEGE. (SCACR19-SI), 1, 59-63. DOI: 10.4408/IJEGE.2020-01.S-07

Kamranzad B*, Lavidas G, Takara K. (2020). Spatio-temporal assessment of climate change impact on wave energy resources using various time dependent criteria. Energies. 13(3), 768.

Alizade, MJ, Kavianpour MR, Kamranzad B, Etemad-Shahidi A. (2020). A distributed wind downscaling technique for wave climate modeling under future scenarios. Ocean Modelling. 145, 101513.

Morim J, Hemer M, Wang XL, Cartwright N, Trenham C, Semedo A, Bricheno L, Camus P. Casas-Prat M, Erikson L, Mentaschi L, Mori N, Shimura T, Timmerman B, Aarnes O, Breivik Ø, Behrens A, Dobrynin M, Menendez M, Staneva J, Wehner M, Wolf J, Kamranzad B, Stopa J, Webb A, Young I, and Andutta F. (2019) Robustness and uncertainties in global multivariate wind-wave climate projections. Nature Climate Change.

Kamranzad B*, Mori N. (2019) Future wind and wave climate projections in the Indian Ocean based on a super-high-resolution MRI-AGCM3.2S model projection. Climate Dynamics. 53, 2391-2410.

Alizadeh, MJ, Kavianpour MR, Kamranzad B, Etemad-Shahidi A (2019). A Weibull distribution based technique for downscaling of climatic wind field. Asia-Pacific Journal of atmospheric science. 55, 685–700.

Selected Invited Talks:

  • University College Dublin, Ireland (online) LINK
  • Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London, UK LINK
  • University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, UK
  • 2021 Japan-China High-Level Researcher Exchange Meeting (Online) LINK  Live streaming
  • Taiwanese-German Sustainability Exchange Program 2021 (Online) LINK Press Release
  • Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada (online) ​
  • Zienkiewicz Centre for Computational Engineering, College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK (online)
  • Kyoto University European Center and the Heidelberg University Office (HUOK), Japan  LINK  NEWS
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa, Japan LINK
  • AI for SDGs-How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges? Japanese-German-French public Conference, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Regional Office Tokyo, Japan Program   Twitter 
  • University of Moratuwa, Colombo, Sri Lanka (online)
  • Roundtable Discussion in IPCC weeks 2019, Kyoto, Japan Kyoto U Website  
  • Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands LINK