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Research Experience

  • 2002 - Present

Sharif University of Technology, Research has been conducted and going on various areas such as generating capacity reliability evaluation of Iran power Grid, Well-being analysis of interconnected systems, Optimum switching location in distribution system from a reliability point of view, Spinning reserve determination in the deregulated environment, Maintenance scheduling in a deregulated system, Reliability assessment of FACTS devices, Probabilistic allocation of PMU, and so on.

  • 2001-2002

  • 1998-2000

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. The focus of the research conducted in my postdoctoral period was to combine power system security considerations with an overall framework for power system reliability assessment. The framework was developed and is designated as the system well-being approach which embeds the existing deterministic criteria within a probabilistic framework. A focus of the research was to apply the well-being framework to the new competitive utility environment. Research has also been done to examine the impact of power electronic technology, Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) devices such as Unified Power Flow Controller (UPFC) and Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitors (TCSC), Static Synchronous Series Capacitor (SSSC) on transmission and sub-transmission system reliability.  In this context, a reliability model of a device has been developed and incorporated in the transmission system.  I have also completed the first phase of a research project related to reliability evaluation of protection systems where studies have been conducted to illustrate the expected reliability benefits by inclusion of monitoring and self-checking facilities within the relay. A project related to the calculation of customer interruption cost in Manitoba has also been completed.

  • 1991-1997

Graduate Student, (M.Sc. & Ph.D.), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Conducted research on probabilistic techniques for unit commitment and operating reserve assessment of generating systems and composite generation and transmission systems and the application of probabilistic methods to power system analysis.

  • 1986-1991

Senior Engineer, worked with Iran's Ministry of Energy in planning training courses for power transmission and distribution engineers

  • 1986-1989

Graduate Student, (M.Sc.), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran. Conducted research on the application of Power Electronics for speed control of induction motors

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