Dr Mehrkanoon received his BSc (2003) and MSc in Electronic Engineering (signal processing, 2009), and Ph.D (2014) in computational neuroscience from University of New South Wales (UNSW). From 2009- 2010 he was a Research Fellow at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Newcastle. From 2011-2014, he was a PhD candidate at the School of Psychiatry (Black Dog Institute), UNSW. From June 2012 – Aug 2012, he was a visiting research fellow at the Functional Brain Imaging Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He has been a Postdoctoral Research Officer at University of Tasmania (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015) and Queensland Brain Institute (Feb 2016 - Dec 2016 ) - University of Queensland. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR).
University of Wollongong Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (2016) - 1st ranked applicant in Dec 2015.