Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad

Assistant Professor

The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University

​Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University

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Email: kamranzad.bahareh.3m  (at)  kyoto-u.ac.jp


- Research topic "Advances in Sea State Modeling and Climate Change Impacts", Frontiers in Marine Science (IF=3.070) is now online! 

- The deadline for submission to the Special Issue "Wave Climate", Climate (ISSN 2225-1154, CiteScore: 3.2) has been extended to 30 June 2021.



Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad is an Assistant Professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, and Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (Gsais/Shishukan), Kyoto University. She is specialized in Civil and Hydraulic/Coastal Engineering, and her research activities mainly focus on ocean renewable energies, climate change impacts, wave climate and modeling, coastal protection, and extreme eventsShe has received several national and international awards, and has achieved highly competitive positions, including JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Research fellowship (acceptance rate: less than 10%), and Hakubi Global Type full-time faculty position at Kyoto University ​(acceptance rate: around 3%).

Until now, she has contributed to several research projects as PI, Co-PI, and collaborator (see Research Projects), and has published 70 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings in her area of expertise (full list of publications). She is a topic editor of Frontiers in Marine Science and guest editor of JMSE  and Climate and is a co-founder of the International Integrated Wave Energy Research Group (IIWER) (see Contributions) and regularly acts as a reviewer of high-tier international journals such as Energy, Renewable Energy, Applied Ocean Research, Ocean Engineering, etc. In addition, she has been invited to give talks in several universities and research institutes and has given lectures in graduate and undergraduate courses (full list of invited talks and lectures).


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Recent Journal Publications:

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.03.062 

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.120225

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118604

Kamranzad B*, Takara K. (2020) A climate-dependent sustainability index for wave energy resources in Northeast Asia. Energy. 209, 118466.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.118466

Kamranzad B*, Hadadpour S. (2020) A multi-criteria approach for selection of wave energy converter/location. Energy. 204, 117924.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117924 

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117503 

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.  https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030768  

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.  https://doi.org/10.3390/en13113028

Lavidas G,  Kamranzad B. (2020) Assessment of wave power stability and classification with two global datasets. International Journal of Sustainable Energy.  DOI: 10.1080/14786451.2020.1821027

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140073  

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

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.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2019.101513  

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