Mohammad has extensive research background in forestry. He led several forest operation research projects in native forests of Iran from 2002 to 2005. He then worked at BOKU Vienna University from 2005 to 2010 as a research assistant and Postdoctoral Fellow, exploring efficiency and cost of forest biomass utilisation in Austria being one of the leading countries in forestry and bioenergy. In April 2010 he was appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania to lead the forest operations and biomass harvesting projects. In May 2012 Mohammad was offered a research position at the University of the Sunshine Coast to investigate the efficient and sustainable timber harvesting operations and forest biomass utilisation systems which have resulted in significant economic saving and environmental benefits for the Australian forest industry.