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Work Experience

  • Sept. 2014 to Present

Sharif University of Technology, President

  • July 2005 to Sept. 2014

Sharif University of Technology, Head of  Electrical Engineering Department

  • Sept. 2002 to 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, and so on.

  • Jan. 1998 - Sept. 2000 And Sept. 2001 - Sept. 2002

Postdoctoral Fellow, 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.

  • Sept. 1993 to present

Reviewer (referee): Reviewed papers submitted to the IEEE, IEE, Journal of Reliability and System Safety, Journal of Electric Power Systems Research, Power System Computation Conference (PSCC), Journal of Electric Machines and Power Systems and Canadian Journal of Electrical Engineering, KIEE.

  • Feb. 1986 - Jan. 1991

Senior Engineer, Responsible for developing and teaching short-courses for skill enhancement of technicians and engineers employed in utilities under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy, Iran. Formulated the course contents in coordination with the technical personnel of different utilities. Detailed reports related to the courses were prepared and circulated in the concerned establishment. These courses, conducted at different levels, were termed compulsory by the Ministry of Energy to the technical employees for improving their employability and offering opportunities for their promotional avenues. Other responsibility, as a Senior Engineer, was to establish a laboratory for special electrical machines such as reluctance motors, hystersis motors, etc. Was engineer-in-charge of this project during which formulated the organization and working schedule of the machine lab. Manuals to be used in the lab were prepared and necessary information/instructions useful for the training in the courses related to these special machines were finalized.

  • June 1980 - Sept. 1981

Accounts Manager, Banafsheh Construction Company, Yazd, Iran.  As accounts manager was responsible for diverse financial transactions of the company. This included monitoring stores accounts, trade dealings with users, procurement and management of materials, etc.

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