Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation
School of Chemical Engineering

Ms Sara Zeinal Zadeh

Ph.D Student

Sara is Ph.D. student at the Dow Centre. She obtained her Bachelor degree on Mechanical Engineering from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology in 2000. Since then, she worked in the oil and gas industry as project engineer and project manager in Persian Gulf mega projects.

In 2012 she moved to Australia and mid 2013 took up a one‐year research project on Life Cycle Assessment of Solar Energy in Australia at the UQ Energy Initiative. After 12 challenging years dealing with fossil fuels and observing the real‐in‐site environmental impacts of conventional power generation technologies, she has now decided for a career change and to contribute to improving the environment. Her Ph.D. project involves renewable energy technologies, sustainable energy development and renewables policy. Her aim is to become part of the UQ researcher and lecturing community.