Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei
Mohammad "Mo" Ahmadi Achachlouei completed his doctoral studies in Planning and Decision Analysis, with a specialization in Environmental Strategic Analysis, at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, in the Division for Environmental Strategies Research ("fms") and at the Centre for Sustainable Communications (CESC). In September 2015, Mo successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled Exploring the Effects of ICT on Environmental Sustainability: From Life Cycle Assessment to Complex Systems Modeling. (ICT stands for information and communications technologies.)
Mo employed life cycle analysis and complex systems modeling approaches, such as System Dynamics and agent-based modeling. The first part of his doctoral research focused on quantitative environmental assessment of digital media and the internet, including analyses of print and tablet editions of a Swedish magazine. Then, in a joint project of KTH and Empa (Swiss Federal Research Laboratory for Materials Science & Technology), he conducted scenario analysis, modeling and simulation of future environmental impacts of ICT in 15 European countries, revisiting and validating a dynamic model developed for European Commission. He also compared the exploratory power of agent-based modeling and system dynamics approaches in complex systems.
Mo's supervisors at KTH were Prof. Åsa Moberg, Prof. Göran Finnveden, Prof. Lorenz Hilty, and Dr. Elisabeth Hochschorner. At Empa, he worked with Prof. Lorenz Hilty at the Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, Technology and Society Lab (TSL). The group is also shared by the Department of Informatics (IFI) at the University of Zurich.
- December 2015: Mo was awarded a grant offer from the Swedish Research Council Formas to conduct postdoctoral research on how to utilize Big Data to enhance environmental life-cycle analysis. More...
- Mo will attend COP21 climate summit in Paris in December 2015.
- On September 4, 2015, Mo defended his doctoral thesis, titled "Exploring the Effects of ICT on Environmental Sustainability: From Life Cycle Assessment to Complex Systems Modeling" -- Available at: https://shar.es/1twfUr
- CESC workshop at Enviroinfo/ICT4S 2015 conference on Sunday, September 6, in Copenhagen: "ICT Enabling Potential for GHG Reductions at a Company- or Sector-Level: Methodological Considerations" http://t.co/fEBvpWBavY
- Quantitative modeling; Life cycle assessment (LCA); system dynamics; agent-based modeling; socio-economic modeling
- Environmental impacts of information and communication technologies (ICT): energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, enabling potential, and rebound effects
- Systems thinking, scenario analysis and complex systems modeling for sustainability assessment
- Data science and Big Data applications for environmental assessment
- Accessibility and interoperability of environmental data
- Assessment of climate change mitigation strategies
- Recent publications: (See all publications at Google Scholar)
- Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei (2015) Exploring the Effects of ICT on Environmental Sustainability: From Life Cycle Assessment to Complex Systems Modeling, Doctoral thesis published by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. ISBN: 978-91-7595-653-4
- Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei, Åsa Moberg and Elisabeth Hochschorner (2015) Life Cycle Assessment of a Magazine, Part I: Tablet Edition in Emerging and Mature States, Journal of Industrial Ecology, DOI:10.1111/jiec.12227.
- Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei and Åsa Moberg (2015) Life Cycle Assessment of a Magazine, Part II: A Comparison of Print and Tablet Editions, Journal of Industrial Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12229.
- Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei, Lorenz M Hilty (2015) Modeling the Impacts of ICT on Environmental Sustainability: Revisiting a System Dynamics Model Developed for the European Commission In: ICT Innovations for Sustainability Edited by:L M Hilty, B Aebischer. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 310. Springer International Publishing.
- Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei, Lorenz M Hilty (2016) Using Systems Thinking and System Dynamics Modeling to Understand Rebound Effects. In: Gómez, J.M., et al. (eds.) Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer International Publishing.
- Roland Hischier, Vlad C Coroama, Daniel Schien, Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei (2015) Grey Energy and Environmental Impacts of ICT Hardware In: ICT Innovations for Sustainability Edited by:L M Hilty, B Aebischer. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 310. Springer International Publishing.
- Roland Hischier, Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei, Lorenz M Hilty (2014) Evaluating the Sustainability of Electronic Media : Strategies for Life Cycle Inventory Data Collection and their Implications for LCA Results Environmental Modelling & Software 56. 27-36.
- Leila Ahmadi, Steven B. Young , Michael Fowler, Roydon A. Fraser, Mohammad Ahmadi Achachlouei (2015) A cascaded life cycle: reuse of electric vehicle lithium-ion battery packs in energy storage systems, The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s11367-015-0959-7.
Projects at KTH
- Methods for sustainability assessments of ICT
- Scenarios and sustainability impacts in the information society
- Media and sustainability: (1) Life cycle assessment of a magazine, both print and tablet editions; (2) Energy and environmental assessment of online distribution over internet and mobile networks
- Ph.D., Planning and Decision Analysis (specialization in Environmental Strategic Analysis), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2015
- Tekn. Lic. (a Swedish degree between M.Sc. & Ph.D.), Planning and Decision Analysis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, 2013
- M.Sc., Information Systems, School of Economics and Management, Lund Universiry, Sweden, 2010
- M.Sc., Information Technology Engineering, Department of Industrial Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran, 2007
- B.Sc., Computer Engineering (Software Eng.), Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran, 2004
Prior to his doctoral studies, Mohammad worked for five years as project manager, enterprise/IT architect and system analyst, developing IT strategies and architecture for enterprise integration and business-IT alignment. His private-sector experience also includes R&D, business analysis and software engineering.
Email: maa4 at kth.se