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Ali Mehrizi-Sani

EME 35 355 NE Spokane St., Pullman, WA 99164-2752


T (509) 335-6249 u (509) 335-3818 B mehrizi@eecs.wsu.edu
eecs.wsu.edu/~mehrizi

Canadian Citizen; U.S. Permanent Resident.

Employment
Assistant Professor
Washington State University

Pullman, WA
Jan. 2012 to Present

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Director, Laboratory for Integration of Power Electronics (LIPE)
Steering Committee, Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC)
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Environmental Research, Education, and Outreach (CEREO)

Visiting Professor
Technische Universitt Graz (TU Graz)

Graz, Styria, Austria


Nov. 2014 and Jan. 2016

Electric Drives and Machines Institute

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Toronto

Toronto, ON
Sept. 2011 to Dec. 2011

Centre for Applied Power Electronics (CAPE)


NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow

Education
University of Toronto
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Toronto, ON
Sept. 2007 to Aug. 2011

Dissertation: Control Strategies for the Next Generation Microgrids


Advisor: Professor Reza Iravani
Connaught Scholar
GPA: 4/4

University of Manitoba
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Winnipeg, MB
Sept. 2005 to Aug. 2007

Thesis: Advanced Modulation Techniques for Power Converters


Advisor: Professor Shaahin Filizadeh
Best Thesis Award Work incorporated in PSCAD X4
GPA: 4.5/4.5

Sharif University of Technology


B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

Tehran, Iran
Sept. 2000 to Jul. 2005

Track: Power Engineering


GPA: 18.2/20

Sharif University of Technology & Petroleum University of Technology


B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering

Tehran, Iran
Jan. 2003 to Jul. 2005

Track: Reservoir Engineering


Dual Degree Program
GPA: 18.0/20

Research and Work Experience


Consultant
Physical Optics Corporation (POC)

2013, 2016

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Graduate Research Assistant


University of Toronto

Conceptualized the notion of secondary control for microgrids and proposed application of potential functions;
Developed several visualization platforms (freely available for download);
Conceived of set point automatic adjustment (SPAA) for trajectory shaping;
Studied and implemented model predictive control for power system applications;
Investigated control of DER units using frequency partitioning of control signals.

NSERC/MITACS Intern
Digital Predictive Systems

Mississauga, ON
Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2010

Developed control strategies based on potential functions;


Designed potential functions for voltage control of the DER units;
Created simulation case studies based on the CIGR and IEEE benchmark systems;
Studied interfacing in LabVIEW.

Graduate Research Assistant


University of Manitoba

Toronto, ON
Sept. 2007 to Aug. 2011

Winnipeg, MB
Sept. 2005 to Aug. 2007

Investigated several modulation strategies including space vector modulation (SVM) and its harmonics and losses;
Implemented two- and three-level SVM for inclusion in PSCAD/EMTDC simulation program;
Devised an algorithm to optimize SVM sequences exploiting its degrees of freedom;
Examined the effect of load modeling on transient stability analysis;
Studied modeling of FACTS devices for power flow studies;
Investigated the chaotic behavior of power electronic converters.

MITACS Intern
Manitoba HVDC Research Centre

Winnipeg, MB
Apr. 2007 to Jul. 2007

Streamlined and documented Masters work for inclusion in PSCAD/EMTDC;


Prepared detailed example cases for two- and three-level SVM.

National Iranian South Oil Company (NISOC)


Intern

Ahvaz, Iran
Mar. 2005

Compiled an extensive report of NISOC activities;


Participated in field jobs in production engineering and oil well maintenance.

Tavanir
English Translator

Tehran, Iran
Jul. 2004 to Aug. 2005

Tavanir is Irans electric power generation, transmission, and distribution management company.
Translated manuals and technical papers on transmission and distribution.

Awards, Honors, & Recognitions


Alaska Airlines Travel Award
Alaska Airlines

May 2016

This award pays for a trip to anywhere in the United States.

Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award


WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, $3,000

Apr. 2016

The award includes a $3,000 prize of $1,000 cash and $2,000 for a teaching-related project.

Teaching Excellence Award


WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mar. 2016

Also the departmental nominee for the College-wide Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award.

Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award


IEEE PES Power System Dynamic Performance (PSDP) Subcommittee

Jul. 2015

For the IEEE PES TF paper entitled Trends in Microgrid Control.

Frontiers of Engineering Education Participant


National Academy of Engineering

Oct. 2013

Selected in a competitive process for participation and contribution as one of the only 70 in the nation. All expenses
were paid by NAE.
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Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories Program


Government of Canada, $47,234 (Preapproved)

2011

NSERC Industrial Research & Development Fellowship (IRDF)


Government of Canada, $30,000 (Preapproved)

2011

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship


Government of Canada, $40,000

2011

The NSERC PDF award is highly competitive (9.8% success rate in 2011) and provides support to a core of the
most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowships are also intended to secure a supply of
highly qualified Canadians with leading edge scientific and research skills for Canadian industry, government, and
universities. NSERC is Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Connaught Scholarship
University of Toronto, $60,000 plus tuition and fees

Sept. 2007 to Aug. 2011 (four times)

The Connaught Scholarship is a prestigious entrance award intended to attract excellent international doctoral students.
The award is open to all disciplines. Approximately 7 to 10 awards are given each year.

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)


University of Toronto, $15,000

2011

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program encourages excellence in graduate studies at the Masters and
doctoral levels. The funding is jointly provided by the Province of Ontario and University of Toronto.

NSERC/MITACS IPS
Digital Predictive Systems and MITACS, $30,000 per year

Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2010 (two times)

The NSERC/MITACS (Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems) Industrial Postgraduate
Scholarship supports a graduate student to undertake research that employs advanced mathematical techniques in
collaboration with a sponsor organization.

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship


University of Toronto, Departmental nominee

2008

Edward S. Rogers Sr. Graduate Scholarship


University of Toronto, $15,000

Sept. 2008 to Aug. 2009

Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST)


University of Toronto, $15,000 (Declined)

Sept. 2008 to Aug. 2009

OGSST is a scholarship funded by the Government of Ontario and the private sector to support excellent doctoral
stream students in the science and technology.

University of Toronto Fellowship


University of Toronto, (Declined)

Sept. 2007 to Aug. 2008

International Tuition Award


University of Toronto, (Declined)

Sept. 2007 to Aug. 2008

Dennis Woodford Prize


University of Manitoba

May 2008

For the most outstanding graduate thesis dealing with power systems modeling and simulation. This award is by
nomination and is given only if there is a suitable candidate in a given year.

MITACS Internship Program


University of Manitoba, Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, and MITACS, $15,000
International Graduate Student Entrance Scholarship
University of Manitoba, $4,000
Petroleum Engineering as the Second Degree
National Iranian Oil Company and Sharif University of Technology, $900

Apr. 2007 to Jun. 2007


Sept. 2005
Jan. 2003 to Jun. 2005

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Teaching Experience
Teaching Positions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Instructor
EE 492 Renewable Energy Resources

Washington State University


Spring 2016

Enrollment: 23 (2016);
Contact: Three one-hour lectures per week;
First-time offer. Completely revamped the course: lecture notes, homeworks, midterms tests, final exam, project,
and simulation cases.
2016 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.8 (average EECS 4.2, VCEA 4.2).

Instructor
EE 486 Power Electronics

Washington State University


Spring 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16 (on campus), Fall 2015 (Global Campus)

Enrollment: 13 (2016), 27+4 (2015), 26 (2014), 23 (2013), and 27 (2012) senior and graduate students;
Contact: Three one-hour lectures per week;
Participated in preparation of material for departmental ABET visit in 2013;
New course. Fully designed the course: lecture notes, homeworks, midterms tests, final exam, and simulation cases.
2016 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.8 (average EECS 4.2, VCEA 4.2).
2015 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.6 (average EECS 4.1, VCEA 4.1).
2014 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.74 (average EECS 4.21, CEA 4.11).
2013 evaluation: 91% responded; instructor rating 4.63 (average EECS 4.11, CEA 4.05).
2012 evaluation: 93% responded; instructor rating 4.24 (average EECS 4.20, CEA 4.09).

Instructor
EE 361 Electrical Power Systems

Washington State University


Fall 2015

Enrollment: 31 (2015);
Contact: Three one-hour lectures per week;
First-time offer.
2015 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.4 (average EECS 4.1, VCEA 4.1).

Instructor
EE 525 Power System Applications of Power Electronics

Washington State University


Fall 2014, Fall 2013, and Fall 2012

Formerly EE 582;
Enrollment: 5 (2014), 11 (2013), and 19 (2012) graduate students;
Contact: Two 1.5-hour lectures per week;
New course. Fully designed the course: lecture notes, 4 homeworks, project, final exam, and simulation cases.
2014 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.40 (average EECS 4.12, CEA 4.04).
2013 evaluation: 100% responded; instructor rating 4.89 (average EECS 4.14, CEA 4.08).
2012 evaluation: 95% responded; instructor rating 4.39 (average EECS 4.17, CEA 4.06).

Instructor
431.007 Grundlagen elektrischer Antriebe: Intro to Electric Drives

Technische Universitt Graz, Austria


Jan. 2016

Taught as a visiting professor at Technische Universitt Graz (Graz University of Technology);


Enrollment: 22;
Contact: Five 4-hour lectures (20 hours);
Offered the course for undergraduate students at TU Graz.

Instructor
Technische Universitt Graz, Austria
431.313 Ausgewahlte Themen Elektrischer Antriebstechnik: FACTS Devices
Nov. 2014
Taught as a visiting professor at Technische Universitt Graz (Graz University of Technology);
Enrollment: 16;
Contact: Eight 4-hour lectures (32 hours);
Offered the course for graduate students at TU Graz.

Instructor
Whats Smart About Smart Grid

Cougar Quest, Washington State University


Jul. 2013

Cougar Quest is a residential academic summer camp for highly capable students on the Washington State University
campus. The camp is designed to meet the educational and social needs of young college-bound students entering
grades 7 through 12. Co-taught with Kirk Reinkens.
Enrollment: 14+20 middle and high school students;
Contact: Four two-hour workshops per week for two weeks;
New course. Designed a complete course, including minilectures and hands-on activities.
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Instructor
G7 Power Electronics for the Smart Grid

DOE Northwest Workforce Training Project


Fall 2012

Contact: Recorded lectures over slides;


New course. Fully designed the course and assessments.

Instructor
ECE1 Everyday Electrical Engineering

DEEP Summer Academy, University of Toronto


Jul. 2010 (renewed for Jul. 2011)

DEEP Summer Academy is an outreach program that targets highly motivated high school students from across the
world and introduces them to advanced studies in engineering, technology, business, and science. DEEP courses are
entirely designed and taught by select graduate students. I was selected to teach my DEEP course based on my course
proposal, extensive past teaching experience, and an interview. I had sole responsibility for all aspects of my course.
Enrollment: 20 (2011) and 12 (2010) high school students;
Contact: Five hours per day for one week;
New course. Designed a complete course, including lectures, hands-on activities, and a field trip;
Supervised two undergraduate instructor assistants;
Organized a field trip to IESO and arranged a guest lecture.

Teaching Assistant
11 Appointments

University of Toronto
20082011

Lead TA ECE349 Introduction to Energy Systems (three times)


ECE314 Fundamentals of Electrical Energy Systems (two times)
ECE216 Signals and Systems (three times)
ECE212 Circuit Analysis
ECE159 Fundamentals of Electric Circuits (two times)
Responsibilities included
Designing exams and rubrics;
Preparing assignment solutions and running problem solving classes (tutorials);
Supervising labs;
Holding regular office hours;
Marking midterm tests, final exams, and quizzes;
Maintaining the course website.

Teaching Assistant
3 Appointments

University of Manitoba
20062007

ECE3720 Electric Power and Machines


ECE3650 Electric Machines (two times)
Responsibilities included
Supervising lab sessions;
Marking assignments, reports, and exams;
Running problem solving classes (tutorials).

Teaching Assistant
6 Appointments

Sharif University of Technology


20022005

25-329 Electric Machines III


25-311 Power System Analysis I
25-213 Industrial Electronics
25-091 Fundamental of Electrical Engineering I (two times)
25-061 Electric Machines I
Responsibilities included
Preparing assignments and quizzes;
Marking assignments and exams;
Running problem solving classes (tutorials);
Designing/maintaining course websites (using SEMA, developed at CyberMasters).

Pedagogy of University Teaching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Cooperative Learning Workshop
Learning Designs, Inc.

Pullman, WA
Aug. 2015

This 1.5-day workshop discusses strategies cooperative learning and is run by Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent.

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Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium


National Academy of Engineering

Irvine, CA
Oct. 2013

The vision of the Symposium is to strengthen the engineering and innovation capacity and capability of the nation by
catalyzing a vibrant community of emerging engineering education leaders. Each year FOEE brings a select group of
U.S. engineering educators to actively participate in the Symposium and return to their campuses to effect change.

National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) Workshop


American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

San Antonio, TX
Jun. 2012

This interactive three-day workshop discusses effective learning strategies and is run by Richard Felder, Rebecca Brent,
and Michael Prince.

Teaching in Higher Education (THE500)


University of Toronto

Spring 2010

Quoting the program website, in THE500 senior Ph.D. candidates and PDFs will improve their teaching practice by
becoming more knowledgeable about the ways in which students learn and about different teaching theories and styles,
as well as practical elements in classroom management, lecturing, and small class discussion. Enrolment is competitive.

Prospective Professors in Training (PPIT)


Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

20092010

The goal of the PPIT program is to prepare senior doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows for an academic setting by
introducing them to the three main aspects of academia: research, teaching, and university administration. Admission
to the program was based on evidence of success in research as well as passion for teaching. PPIT has three main
components: (i) a graduate course on engineering teaching and learning, (ii) core seminars, and (iii) elective seminars
on teaching and learning.

Advanced University Teaching Preparation (AUTP) Certificate


University of Toronto

Jan. 2010 to Aug. 2011

The AUTP certificate is a two-year program designed to help graduate students prepare for a career involving university
teaching. The program provides graduate students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of the pedagogy
of teaching through a set of ten workshops, a practicum component with feedback from peer reviewers, and preparation
of a teaching dossier.

Engineering Teaching and Learning (MIE3002)


University of Toronto

Fall 2009

This course is a core component of the PPIT program. MIE3002 discusses basic concepts in pedagogy, including
instructional design, methods of assessment, different teaching and learning styles, and developing learning objectives.
The course also introduces the participants to developing a teaching portfolio for a university course.

Professional Service & Activities


Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
IEEE

2016Present

My area is power system dynamic performance (microgrids and distributed/renewable energy systems).

Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion


IEEE

2016Present

Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery


IEEE

2012Present

My area is power electronics, microgrids, and HVDC.

Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters


IEEE

2012Present

I am also an editor for this journal by the virtue of being a PES editor.

Chair, IEEE PES Task Force on Dynamic System Equivalents


IEEE

2013Present

As the Chair of IEEE Task Force on Dynamic System Equivalents, I have led the activities that have resulted in the
submission of one paper to the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. We are also working on development of a
benchmark system for developing dynamic equivalent systems.

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Secretary, Working Group C4.34 Applications of PMUs for Power System Dynamics
CIGRE

2013Present

As the Secretary of the CIGRE WG C4.34, under the direction of the WG convenor, I have organized eight meetings
and have coordinated the efforts on developing a Technical Brochure on the application of the dynamic phasors for
power system dynamic performance. The developed models can be used for renewable-rich power systems which
inevitably will have an abundance of power electronics devices.

Chair, IEEE PES Chapter of the Palouse Section


IEEE

2013Present

I was elected as the PES Chapter chair in 2013 and was reelected for a second term. I reactivated the Chapter and now
hold several meetings per yearsome coordinated with ESIC for a larger audience.

Initiator and Organizer of the Seminar Series on Academic Job Search


Washington State University

2013Present

I initiated and continue to organize, present at, and invite speakers for the Seminar Series on Academic Job Search.
The Series is designed to help increase the placement of our graduates in academic positions by introducing them to
the mechanics of the job search process. The series consists of four one-hour talks that share the perspective of different
stakeholders in the process. The primary target audience are third-year and later PhD students as well as postdoctoral
fellows in the College of Engineering and Architecture. The Series is sponsored by the Energy Systems Innovation
Center, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
More information is available at http://eecs.wsu.edu/~mehrizi/AcademicJobSearch/.

Department and University Service

Search Committee Member, Search for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Power Engineering, 2015.
Reviewer, IRTA research travel grants, 2015.
Search Committee Member, Search for a Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in EE at WSU Everett, 20132014.
Search Committee Member, Search for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Power Engineering, 20132014.
Coordinator, Power group seminar series, 2012Present.
Judge, Imagine Tomorrow (high school students from WA, ID, MT, and OR), May 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Judge, Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA), May 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Initiator and Organizer, ESIC/VCEA/EECS Seminar series on academic job search, 2013Present.

Conference Committee

Technical Program Committee Member, IEEE SmartGridComm, 2016.


Track Chair for Distributed Resources and Microgrid, IEEE ECCE, 2016.
Track Chair for Power Converter Topologies, IEEE ECCE, 2016.
Track chair for Renewable energy, distributed generation and microgrid, IEEE International Conference on Power
Electronics, Drives, and Energy Systems (PEDES), 2016.
Technical Program Committee, IEEE Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), Jun. 2016.
Technical Program Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. Control, Measurement and Instrumentation (CMI), Jan. 2016.
Technical Program Committee, IEEE Int. Conf. Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom), Dec. 2015.
Technical Program Committee, IEEE SmartGridComm15 SymposiumArchitecture and Control, Nov. 2015.
Technical Program Committee, IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL), Jul. 2015.
Session Chair for Renewable Wind II, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Mar. 2015.
Session Chair for Renewable PV Systems, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Mar. 2015.
Technical Program Committee, IEEE SmartGridComm14 SymposiumArchitecture and Control, Oct. 2014.
Session Chair for Microgrids, North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sept. 2014.
Session Co-Chair for Control of Grid-tied Systems, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Mar. 2014.
Session Co-Chair for Modeling and Control I, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Mar. 2014.
Session Co-Chair for Advances in Motor Drives and Inverters I, IEEE APEC, Mar. 2014.
Student Activities Chair, North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 20132014.
Session Co-Chair for Power Systems & Control, IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON), Nov. 2013.
Session Co-Chair for Signals & Estimation, IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON), Nov. 2013.
Topic Co-Chair for Power Converters for Renewable Energy Applications, IEEE ECCE, 2013.
Session Moderator, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) Workshop, Washington State University, Mar. 2012.
Advisor to the Organizing Committee, Connections 2011 ECE Graduate Symposium at U of T, 20102011.
Symposium Co-Chair and Webmaster, Connections 2010 ECE Graduate Symposium at U of T, 20092010.

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Grant and Book Review Service

Proposal Reviewer, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), 2015, 2016.


Proposal Reviewer, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), 2016.
Proposal Reviewer, Qatar National Research Fund, 2016.
Proposal Reviewer, MITACS Canada, 2015.
Panelist, National Science Foundation (NSF), 2013, 2014.
Proposal Reviewer, Department of Energy, 2014.
Proposal Reviewer, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), 2012.

Book Reviewer, Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Book Reviewer, John Wiley & Sons, 2013, 2014.

Professional Society Membership

Contributing Member, IEEE PES TF on Real-Time Simulation, 2013Present.


Contributing Member, IEEE PES TF on Dynamic Average Modeling Techniques, 2012Present.
Contributing Member, IEEE PES TF on Microgrid Control, 20102014.
Contributing Member, IEEE PES TF on Analysis Tools for Distributed Resources, 20092011.
Contributing Member, IEEE PES TF on Modeling & Analysis of Electronically Coupled DER, 20092014.
Contributing Member, IEEE PES TF on Interfacing Techniques for Simulation Tools, 20082013.

Senior Member, IEEE, 2015Present.


Member, IEEE, 20122015.
Graduate Student Member, IEEE, 20052012.
Member, IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), 2005Present.
Member, IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), 2011Present.
Member, IEEE Education Society (EdSoc), 2011Present.
Individual Member, International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGR), 2011Present.
Member, Irans National Elites Foundation, 2009Present.

Peer Review Service

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 2009Present.


Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2010Present.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2010Present.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2010Present.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2011Present.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 20102012.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 20112012, 2015.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, 2012, 2015.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Education, 20112013.
Reviewer, IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, 2016.
Reviewer, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 2014Present.
Reviewer, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2013.
Reviewer, European Transactions on Electric Power (Wiley), 20122013.
Reviewer, Electric Power Systems Research (Elsevier), 2010Present.
Reviewer, Electrical Engineering (Springer), 20102012.
Reviewer, Energies (MDPI), 2012Present.
Reviewer, IEEE Canadian Review, 2009.
Reviewer, IEEE Potentials, 20082011.

Reviewer, Conferences including IEEE ISGT 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting 2016 IEEE ENERGYCON 2016
IEEE ECCE 2016 IEEE PEDES 2016 IEEE ICEE 2016 IEEE CMI 2016 IEEE GreenCom 2015 IEEE NAPS 2015
IEEE SmartGridComm 2015 IEEE PES General Meeting 2015 IEEE ECCE 2015 IEEE ISGT 2015 IRED 2014
IEEE SmartGridComm 2014 IEEE NAPS 2014 IEEE CDC 2014 IEEE ISGT 2014 IEEE APEC 2014 IEEE NAPS
2013 IEEE ISGT Europe 2013 IEEE IECON 2013 IEEE ECCE 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting 2013 IEEE
Powertech 2013 IEEE ISGT 2013 IEEE ENERGYCON 2012 IEEE ECCE 2012 ISSPA 2012 IEEE APEC 2012
IEEE SmartGridComm 2010 IEEE CCECE 2010 Int. Meeting Electron. and Electr. Science and Eng. 2006.

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Connections 2010 Organizing Committee Co-Chair and Webmaster


Connections 2010 ECE Graduate Symposium was held on May 6, 2010, with
a record attendance (220 delegates from academia/industry) and sponsorship (over $11,000).
Designed the symposium website, accessible at www.uoftconnections.ca;
Invited the keynote speaker (CEO and Chairman of the Board, Rogers Communications);
Raised money for half of the budget.

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Summary of Publications and Talks


Number of citations: 713
Three highest citations: 185, 130, 92
h-index: 12 (as of Apr. 1, 2016, by Google Scholar)

h10-index: 13 (as of Nov. 1, 2015, by Google Scholar)

Book chapters: 2
Journal articles: 31 (= 28 + 3)
Invited talks: 21

Books: 2
Refereed conference articles: 28
Refereed conference abstracts: 16

Doctoral students: 4 (= 0 + 4)

Masters students: 4 (= 3 + 1)

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Publications
Book Chapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[BC2] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Distributed control techniques in microgrids, in Microgrid: Advanced Control Methods
and Renewable Energy System Integration. M. S. Mahmoud, Ed. Elsevier, Feb. 2016.
[BC1] U. Annakkage and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Transient stability in power systems, in Power System Transients. J.
A. Martinez, Ed. UNESCO Publishing, Oct. 2012.

Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[B2] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Next Generation Power Systems: Control and Management Strategies. Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Jun. 2012.
[B1] A. Mehrizi-Sani and S. Filizadeh, Modulation in Power Electronic Converters: Essentials, Simulation, and
Optimization. Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Mller, May 2009.

Refereed Journal Articles (Published/Accepted). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


(Citation count shown in square brackets as [c#: n]; updated on Sept. 1, 2015.)

[J28] H. Ghaffarzadeh, C. Stone, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Predictive set point modulation to mitigate transients
in lightly damped balanced and unbalanced systems, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., accepted for publication
(TPWRS-01262-2015.R1), May 2016.
[J27] S. Ziaeinejad, Y. Sangsefidi, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Fuel cell-based auxiliary power unit: EMS, sizing, and
current estimator-based controller, IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., accepted for publication (VT-2015-02264.R1),
Apr. 2016.
[J26] S. C. Mller, H. Georg, J. J. Nutaro, E. Widl, Y. Deng, P. Palensky, M. U. Awais, M. Chenine, M. Kch, M.
Stifter, H. Lin, S. K. Shukla, C. Wietfeld, C. Rehtanz, C. Dufour, X. Wang, V. Dinavahi, O. Faruque, W.
Meng, S. Liu, A. Monti, M. Ni, A. Davoudi, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Interfacing power system and ICT
simulators: Challenges, state-of-the-art, and case studies, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, accepted for publication
(TSG-00847-2015.R1), Feb. 2016.
[J25] I. Sadeghkhani, M. E. Hamedani Golshan, J. M. Guerrero, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, A current limiting
strategy to improve fault ride-through of inverter interfaced autonomous microgrids, IEEE Trans. Smart
Grid, accepted for publication (TSG-00924-2015.R1), Jan. 2016.
[J24] A. Ramirez, A. Mehrizi-Sani, D. Hussein, M. Matar, M. Abdel-Rahman, J. Chavez, A. Davoudi, and S.
Kamalasadan, Model order reduction via balanced realizations: Application to dynamic power system
equivalents, IEEE Trans. Power Del., accepted for publication (TPWRD-00393-2015.R2), Oct. 2015.
[J23] Y. Sangsefidi, S. Ziaeinejad, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Sensorless speed control of synchronous motors:
Analysis and mitigation of stator resistance error, IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., accepted for publication
(TEC-00198-2015.R1), Oct. 2015.
[J22] M. Yazdanian and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Washout filterbased power sharing, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 7,
no. 2, pp. 967968, Mar. 2016.
[J21] M. Yazdanian, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and M. Mojiri, Estimation of electromechanical oscillations using an
extended Kalman filter, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 2994-3002, Nov. 2015. [c#: 2]
[J20] S. Ziaeinejad, Y. Sangsefidi, A. Mehrizi-Sani, H. Pairodin-Nabi, and A. Shoulaie, A low-cost and simple
control approach for two-phase induction motors at high speeds, European Power Electron. Drives J. (EPE),
vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 3138, Sept. 2015.
[J19] Y. Sangsefidi, S. Ziaeinejad, A. Mehrizi-Sani, H. Pairodin-Nabi, and A. Shoulaie, Estimation of stator
resistance in direct torque control synchronous motor drives, IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., vol. 30, no. 2,
pp. 626634, Jun. 2015.
[J18] M. Yazdanian and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Internal modelbased current control of the RL filterbased voltagesourced converter, IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 873881, Dec. 2014.
[J17] J. M. Cano, J. Jatskevich, J. G. Norniella, A. Davoudi, X. Wang, J. A. Martinez, A. Mehrizi-Sani, M.
Saeedifard, and D. C. Aliprantis, Dynamic average-value modeling of direct power controlled active
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front-end rectifiers, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 24582466, Dec. 2014.
[J16] M. Yazdanian and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Distributed control techniques in microgrids, IEEE Trans. Smart
Grid, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 29012909, Nov. 2014. [c#: 9] #4 most downloaded paper in this journal in Dec.
2014.
[J15] J. Bahrami, P. Gavin, R. Bliesner, S. Ha, P. Pedrow, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and J. Leachman, Effect of
orthohydrogen-parahydrogen composition on performance of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell,
Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, vol. 39, no. 27, pp. 1495514958, Sept. 2014.
[J14] M. Daryabak, S. Filizadeh, J. Jatskevich, A. Davoudi, M. Saeedifard, V. K. Sood, J. A. Martinez, D.
Aliprantis, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Modeling of LCC-HVDC using dynamic phasors, IEEE Trans. Power
Del., vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 1989-1998, Aug. 2014. [c#: 2]
[J13] D. Olivares, A. Mehrizi-Sani, A. Etemadi, C. Caizares, R. Iravani, M. Kazerani, A. Hajimiragha, O.
Gomis-Bellmunt, M. Saeedifard, R. Palma-Behnke, G. Jimnez-Estvez, and N. Hatziargyriou, Trends in
microgrid control, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1905-1919, Jul. 2014. [c#: 33] Received the
IEEE PES PSDP Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award in 2015; also #1 most
downloaded paper in this journal in Dec. 2014 and Jan. 2015 and top four through Mar. 2016.
[J12] H. Saad, J. Peralta, S. Dennetire, J. Mahseredjian, J. Jatskevich, J. A. Martinez, A. Davoudi, M. Saeedifard,
V. Sood, X. Wang, J. Cano, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Dynamic averaged and simplified models for MMCbased HVDC transmission systems, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 17231730, Jul. 2013. [c#: 67]
TPWRDs nominee for PES Prize Paper.
[J11] X. Wang, P. Zhang, Z. Wang, V. Dinavahi, G. Chang, J. A. Martinez, A. Davoudi, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and S.
Abhyankar, Interfacing issues in multi-agent simulation for smart grid applications, IEEE Trans. Power
Del., vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 19181927, Jul. 2013. [c#: 9]
[J10] F. de Len, D. Czarkowski, V. Spitsa, J. A. Martinez, T. Noda, R. Iravani, X. Wang, A. Davoudi, G.
W. Chang, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and I. Kocar, Development of data translators for interfacing power-flow
programs with EMTP-type programs: Challenges and lessons learned, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 28,
no. 2, pp. 11921201, Apr. 2013. [c#: 5]
[J9] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Constrained potential functionbased control of microgrids for improved
dynamic performance, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 18851892, Dec. 2012. [c#: 4]
[J8] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Online set point modulation to enhance microgrid dynamic response:
Theoretical foundation, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 21672174, Nov. 2012. [c#: 11]
[J7] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Everyday electrical engineering: A one-week summer academy course for high school
students, IEEE Trans. Educ., vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 488-494, Nov. 2012. [c#: 7]
[J6] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Online set point adjustment for trajectory shaping in microgrid applications, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 216223, Feb. 2012. [c#: 14]
[J5] J. A. Martinez, F. de Len, A. Mehrizi-Sani, M. H. Nehrir, C. Wong, and V. Dinavahi, Tools for analysis
and design of distributed resourcesPart II: Tools for planning, analysis and design of distribution
networks with distributed resources, IEEE Trans. Power Del., vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 16531662, Jul. 2011.
[c#: 16]
[J4] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, On the educational aspects of potential functions for the system analysis
and control, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 878885, May 2011. [c#: 6]
[J3] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Potential function based control of a microgrid in islanded and gridconnected modes, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 18831891, Nov. 2010. [c#: 174]
[J2] A. Mehrizi-Sani and S. Filizadeh, An optimized space-vector modulation sequence for improved
harmonic performance, IEEE Trans. Ind. Electron., vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 28942903, Aug. 2009. [c#: 66]
[J1] S. Filizadeh, M. Heidari, A. Mehrizi-Sani, J. Jatskevich, and J. A. Martinez, Techniques for interfacing
electromagnetic transient simulation programs with general mathematical tools, IEEE Trans. Power Del.,
vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 26102622, Oct. 2008. [c#: 28]

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Refereed Journal Articles (Submitted). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[j3] S. Leitner, M. Yazdanian, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and A. Muetze, Small-signal stability analysis of an inverterbased microgrid with internal modelbased controllers, IEEE Trans. Power Syst., submitted for review
(TPWRS-00747-2016), May 2016.
[j2] M. Yazdanian and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Internal modelbased voltage control of the RLC filterbased
standalone distributed generator, IEEE Trans. Energy Convers., submitted for review (TEC-00402-2016),
May 2016.
[j1] I. Sadeghkhani, M. Golshan, A. Mehrizi-Sani, J. M. Guerrero, and A. Ketabi, Transient monitoring
functionbased fault detection for inverter-interfaced microgrids, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, submitted for
review, Apr. 2016.

Refereed Conference Articles (Published/Accepted). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[C28] H. Ghaffarzadeh and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Predictive set point modulation to mitigate transients in power
systems with a multiple-input-multiple-output control system, in IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technol.
Conf. (ISGT16), Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 2016.
[C27] Y. Sangsefidi and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Step-up MMC with staircase modulation: Analysis, control, and
switching strategy, in IEEE Energy Convers. Congr. Expo. (ECCE16), Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 2016.
[C26] M. Yazdanian, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and M. Mojiri, Estimation of electromechanical oscillations using an
extended Kalman filter, in IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 16), Boston, MA, Jul. 2016.
[C25] S. Ziaeinejad and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Software-based hardware-in-the-loop real-time simulation of distribution systems, in IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 16), Boston, MA, Jul. 2016.
[C24] Z. Mahmoodzadeh, H. Ghaffarzadeh, M. Yazdanian, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Overshoot control of the
electromagnetic torque during fault recovery for an SCIG with a STATCOM, in Applied Power Electron.
Conf. (APEC), Long Beach, CA, Mar. 2016.
[C23] M. Yazdanian and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Case studies on cascade voltage control of islanded microgrids
based on the internal model control, in 9th IFAC Symp. Control of Power and Energy Syst. (CPES), New
Delhi, India, Dec. 2015.
[C22] S. Ziaeinejad and A. Mehrizi-Sani, A new multilevel converter with granular voltage steps and reduced
number of switches, in Ind. Electron. Soc. Annu. Conf. (IECON 15), Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 2015.
[C21] Z. Mahmoodzadeh, N. Ghanbari, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and M. Ehsan, Energy loss estimation in distribution
networks using stochastic simulation, in IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 15), Denver,
CO, Jul. 2015.
[C20] M. Yazdanian and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Internal modelbased current control of the RL filterbased voltagesourced converter, in IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 15), Denver, CO, Jul. 2015.
[C19] M. Daryabak, S. Filizadeh, J. Jatskevich, A. Davoudi, M. Saeedifard, V. Sood, J. Martinez, D. Aliprantis, J.
Cano, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Modeling of LCC-HVDC systems using dynamic phasors, in IEEE Power
and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 15), Denver, CO, Jul. 2015.
[C18] S. Ziaeinejad, Y. Sangsefidi, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, A new two-motor drive to control a two-phase induction motor and a DC motor, in IEEE Int. Electric Machines & Drives Conf. (IEMDC 15), Coeur dAlene, ID,
May 2015.
[C17] S. Ziaeinejad, Y. Sangsefidi, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and A. Shoulaie, DSP-based sensorless speed control drive
system for two-phase synchronous motors, in Applied Power Electron. Conf. Expo (APEC 15), Charlotte,
NC, Mar. 2015.
[C16] A. Shapoury, V. Venkataramanan, A. Mallikeswaran, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and M. Lopez, Study of the
operation of a microgrid in the presence of communication delays, in Ind. Electron. Soc. Annu. Conf.
(IECON 14), Dallas, TX, Oct. 2014.
[C15] S. Ziaeinejad, Y. Sangsefidi, R. Zamora, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and A. Srivastava, Design of a fuel cellbased
battery extender auxiliary power unit for a vehicular microgrid, in Ind. Electron. Soc. Annu. Conf.

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(IECON 14), Dallas, TX, Oct. 2014.


[C14] Y. Sangsefidi, S. Ziaeinejad, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and A. Shoulaie, A simple algorithm to control two-phase induction motors using a two-leg VSC, in North American Power Symp. (NAPS 14), Pullman, WA, Sept. 2014.
[C13] X. Wang, P. Zhang, Z. Wang, V. Dinavahi, G. Chang, J. A. Martinez, A. Davoudi, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and S.
Abhyankar, Interfacing issues in multi-agent simulation for smart grid applications, in IEEE Power and
Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 14), National Harbor, MD, Jul. 2014.
[C12] M. Yazdanian, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and M. Mojiri, A novel approach for ringdown detection using extended
Kalman filter, in Ind. Electron. Soc. Annu. Conf. (IECON 13), Vienna, Austria, Nov. 2013.
[C11] C. Stone and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Set point adjustment strategy for mitigating transients in a microgrid, in
Ind. Electron. Soc. Annu. Conf. (IECON 13), Vienna, Austria, Nov. 2013.
[C10] C. Stone and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Improved dynamic response for LCC-based HVDC systems, in EPRI
HVDC/FACTS Conf., Palo Alto, CA, Aug. 2013.
[C9] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Constrained potential functionbased control of microgrids for improved
dynamic performance, presented at IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 13), Vancouver,
BC, Jul. 2013.
[C8] A. Mehrizi-Sani, A strategy to improve reference tracking of distributed energy resources, in Innovative
Smart Grid Technologies Conf. (ISGT 13), Washington, DC, Feb. 2013.
[C7] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Online set point adjustment for trajectory shaping in microgrid applications, in IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 12), San Diego, CA, Jul. 2012.
[C6] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Performance evaluation of a distributed control scheme for overvoltage
mitigation, in CIGR Int. Symp. Electric Power Syst. FutureIntegrating Supergrids and Microgrid, Bologna,
Italy, Sept. 2011.
[C5] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Secondary control of microgrids: Application of potential functions, in
CIGR Session 2010, Paris, France, Aug. 2010.
[C4] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Secondary control for microgrids using potential functions: Modeling
issues, in 2009 CIGR Canada Conf., Toronto, ON, Oct. 2009.
[C3] A. Mehrizi-Sani, S. Filizadeh, and P. L. Wilson, Harmonic and loss analysis of space-vector modulated
converters, in Int. Conf. Power Syst. Transients (IPST 07), Lyon, France, Jun. 2007.
[C2] A. Mehrizi-Sani, W. Kinsner, and S. Filizadeh, On the chaotic behaviour of buck converters, in Canadian
Conf. Elect. & Comput. Eng. (CCECE 07), Vancouver, BC, Apr. 2007.
[C1] A. Mehrizi-Sani and S. Filizadeh, Digital implementation and transient simulation of space-vector
modulated converters, in IEEE Power Eng. Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 06), Montreal, QC, Jun. 2006.

Refereed Conference Abstracts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[A16] Y. Sangsefidi* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Estimation of stator resistance in direct torque control synchronous
motor drives, presented at WSU Academic Showcase (poster), Pullman, WA, Mar. 2015.
[A15] S. Ziaeinejad* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Fuel cellbased auxiliary power unit (APU) for vehicular applications, presented at WSU Academic Showcase (poster), Pullman, WA, Mar. 2015.
[A14] S. Ziaeinejad* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, A fuel cellbased auxiliary power unit for vehicular applications,
presented at WSU Wiley Research Exposition (poster), Pullman, WA, Mar. 2015.
[A13] S. Ziaeinejad* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Establishing a controls laboratory at Southern California Edison for
training, research and development, and experimentation, presented at PSERC IAB Meeting (poster),
Westminster, CA, Dec. 2014.
[A12] Y. Sangsefidi* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Estimation of stator resistance in direct torque control synchronous
motor drives, presented at IEEE Power & Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 13) (poster), National
Harbor, MD, Jul. 2014.

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[A11] S. Ziaeinejad* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Induction motor control based on approximate stator flux control,
presented at IEEE Power & Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 13) (poster), National Harbor, MD, Jul.
2014.
[A10] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Storyline-based homework assignments for power electronics, presented at National
Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symp. (poster), Irvine, CA, Nov.
2013
[A9] C. Stone and A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Set point adjustment strategy for mitigating transients in a microgrid,
presented at Microgrid Symp. (poster), Santiago, Chile, Sept. 2013.
[A8] M. Yazdanian* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, A novel approach for ringdown detection using extended Kalman
filter, presented at IEEE Power & Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 13) (poster), Vancouver, BC, Jul.
2013.
[A7] C. Stone* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Set point adjustment strategy for mitigating transients in a microgrid,
presented at IEEE Power & Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 13) (poster), Vancouver, BC, Jul. 2013.
[A6] P. Gavin* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Dynamic modeling of fuel cells for electric power grid integration,
presented at WSU Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) (poster), Pullman,
WA, Mar. 2013. Recipient of the Gray Award
[A5] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, A method for improving set point tracking of distributed energy resources, presented
at Connections 2011, University of Toronto ECE Graduate Symp. (lecture), Toronto, ON, May 2011.
[A4] A. Mehrizi-Sani* and R. Iravani, Online set point adjustment for trajectory shaping of electronicallyinterfaced generation units, presented at NSERC Wind Energy Strategic Network (WESNet) Workshop
(lecture), Toronto, ON, Feb. 2011.
[A3] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Improving transient response of DER units in a microgrid through set
point modulation, presented at SmartGrid Canada 2011 Conf. (lecture), Toronto, ON, Oct. 2011.
[A2] A. Mehrizi-Sani and R. Iravani, Secondary control of microgrids employing the concept of potential
functions, presented at IEEE Power & Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESGM 10) (poster), Minneapolis,
MN, Jul. 2010.
[A1] A. Mehrizi-Sani, S. Filizadeh, and P. L. Wilson, Harmonic and loss analysis of space-vector modulators,
presented at Univ. Manitoba GranCon (lecture), Winnipeg, MB, Jul. 2007.

Nonrefereed Articles and Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[R4] S. Ziaeinejad, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and A. Paylan, PSCAD for software-based hardware-in-the-loop real-time
simulation, in Pulse, the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre Journal, Winnipeg, MB, submitted for publication.
[R3] A. Mehrizi-Sani and S. Ziaeinejad, Establishing a software-based real-time simulation platform for a
controls laboratory for training, research and development, and experimentation, PSERC Project T-54G
Report, Aug. 2015.
[R2] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Preparation of figures generated in PSCAD for technical publication, in Pulse, the
Manitoba HVDC Research Centre Journal, Winnipeg, MB, pp. 910, May 2010.
[R1] A. Mehrizi-Sani and S. Filizadeh, Digital switching schemes in PSCAD: Space-vector modulation, in
Pulse, the Manitoba HVDC Research Centre Journal, Winnipeg, MB, pp. 34, Spring 2007.

Theses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[T3] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Control strategies for the next generation microgrids, Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect.
Comput. Eng., Univ. Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2011.
[T2] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Advanced modulation techniques for power converters, Masters thesis, Dept. Elect.
Comput. Eng., Univ. Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, 2007.
[T1] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Technical and economical comparison of constant-speed electric motors and variablespeed electric drives, B.Sc. thesis, Sharif Univ. Tech., Tehran, Iran, 2005.

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Talks & Presentations


Invited Talks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control strategies for power electronics converters
[21] Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Apr. 2016.
Control strategies for small-scale systems
[20] CINVESTAV National Polytechnic Institute, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Oct. 2015.
Control strategies for microgrids
[19] Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), Apr. 2015.
[18] Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, Nov. 2013.
[17] Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Nov. 2013.
[16] Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria, Nov. 2013.
[15] Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Nov. 2013.
[14] Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Apr. 2013.
Academic job search: Perspective of a recent hire
[13] MSEP Seminar Series, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Feb. 2014.
[12] ESIC/VCEA/EECS Seminar Series on Academic Job Search, Washington State University, Pullman, WA,
Oct. 2013.
Control strategies for the next generation power system
[11] Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, May 2011.
[10] University of Maine, Orono, ME, May 2011.
[9] Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, Apr. 2011.
[8] Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2011.
[7] The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Apr. 2011.
[6] Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, Apr. 2011.
[5] Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Apr. 2011.
[4] University of Hawaii, Manoa, HI, Apr. 2011.
[3] University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Mar. 2011.
[2] Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Dec. 2010.
[1] The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Nov. 2010.

Invited Panel Presentations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[2] Update of microgrid control trends, panel on Microgrid Control, IEEE PES General Meeting, National
Harbor, MD, Jul. 2014.
[1] Resiliency of power systems by enhancing microgrid capabilities, panel on Microgrids and Resiliency,
IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), Washington, DC, Feb. 2014.

Nonrefereed Presentations / Outreach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[25] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, NSF S-STEM scholarships and the new IRES: USPRISM program, presented at Power
Engineering Program IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2016.
[24] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Power engineering, presented at WSU VCEA Week of Welcome, Pullman, WA,
Aug. 2015.
[23] S. Ziaieinejad, V. Venkataramanan, A. Mehrizi-Sani, A. Srivastava, S. Ha, C.-C. Liu, and G. Norton,
Control of generation and storage units in a hybrid fuel cellbattery auxiliary power unit (APU) for
aircrafts, presented at WSU ESIC Energy Storage Symp., Pullman, WA, Mar. 2015.

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[22] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Power is cool, presented at EECS Open Club House Night, Pullman, WA, Sept. 2014.
[21] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, NSF S-STEM ESIC smart grid scholarships, presented at Power Engineering Program
IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2014.
[20] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, S. Roy, and B. Lamb, Distributed model predictivebased weather-aware control of
microgrids, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2014.
[19] J. Leachman*, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and K. Cassavant, Feasibility of large scale hydrogen liquefaction in the
Northwest, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2014.
[18] A. Mehrizi-Sani* and S. Banerjee, Model-based design, fabrication, and power system integration of
low-cost and light-weight organic solar cells, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2014.
[17] M. Taylor*, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and J. Leachman, Unmanned aerial systems for autonomous power line
monitoring, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2014.
[16] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Introduction to power electronics: Applications for integration of renewable energy
resources, presented for Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board, Pullman, WA, Mar. 2014.
[15] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Introduction to power electronics: Review of basic concepts, presented for Bangladesh
Rural Electrification Board, Pullman, WA, Mar. 2014.
[14] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Introduction to electrical engineering concepts, presented at Washington Utilities and
Transportation Commission (WUTC), Olympia, WA, Jan. 2014.
[13] M. Yazdanian* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, IMC-based dq-current control of voltage-sourced converter, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Oct. 2013.
[12] C. Stone* and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Reference set point modulation for transient stability in microgrids,
presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Oct. 2013.
[11] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Dynamic modeling of fuel cells, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA,
Oct. 2013.
[10] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Power system segmentation via modular multilevel converters (MMC), presented at
PSERC Summer Workshop, New York, NY, Jul. 2013.
[9] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Energy Systems Innovation Center updates, presented to a group including representatives from WA Department of Commerce, WA Economic Development Commission, Microsoft, WA Clean
Technologies Alliance, and Technology Alliance, Pullman, WA, May 2013.
[8] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Dynamic modeling of islanded and grid-connected fuel cells, presented at ESIC IAB
Meeting, Seattle, WA, Apr. 2013.
[7] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Energy efficiency: Dynamic modeling of fuel cells, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting,
Pullman, WA, Oct. 2012.
[6] C. Stone and A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Reference set point modulation for improving dynamic response in
microgrids, presented at ESIC IAB Meeting, Pullman, WA, Oct. 2012.
[5] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Grid integration of renewable energy resources, presented at EECS Executive Council
Meeting, Pullman, WA, Apr. 2012.
[4] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Interfacing techniques for power system simulation, presented at Energy Systems
Graduate Students Seminar, Dept. Elect. Comput. Eng., Univ. Toronto, Toronto, ON, Feb. 2009.
[3] A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Space-vector modulation: Digital implementation and transient simulation, presented
at GradCon, Univ. Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Oct. 2006.
[2] A. Mehrizi-Sani* and S. Filizadeh, Implementation of space-vector modulation in PSCAD/EMTDC
program, presented at Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Mar. 2006.
[1] S. Filizadeh and A. Mehrizi-Sani*, Development of advanced power electronic drive system models for
the PSCAD/EMTDC, presented at Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Sept. 2005.

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Advisor
Doctoral Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[4] Hooman Ghafarzadeh, started Aug. 2014 (EECS Outstanding Teaching Assistant in 2016; Alaska
Airlines Travel Award in 2016).
[3] Saleh Ziaeinejad, started Aug. 2013.
[2] Younes Sangsefidi, started Aug. 2013.
[1] Mehrdad Yazdanian, started Aug. 2012 ($4,000 DEED Scholarship in Apr. 2013; prelims in Apr. 2015).

Masters Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[4] Rabia Khan, started Aug. 2015 (Fulbright scholar).
[3] Saleh Ziaeinejad, Aug. 2013 to Sept. 2015 (committee members: Profs. Bose and Srivastava; now PhD
student at WSU).
[2] Younes Sangsefidi, Aug. 2013 to Sept. 2015 (committee members: Profs. Liu and Srivastava; now PhD
student at WSU).
[1] Chris Stone, Aug. 2012 to May 2014 ($4,000 DEED Scholarship; SEL intern in Summer 2013; committee
members: Profs. Liu and Srivastava; now at Gray Harbor PUD).

Nonthesis Masters Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[3] Arvind Mallikeswaran, Aug. 2013 to Aug. 2014.
[2] Venkatesh Venkataramanan, Aug. 2013 to Aug. 2014.
[1] Tushar Tushar, Aug. 2013 to Aug. 2014.

Undergraduate Research Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[6] Kevin Toombs, May 2016 to Present.
[5] Jacob Greig-Prine, Feb. 2016 to Present.
[4] Tony Davis, Nov. 2015 to May 2016.
[3] Zhibin Zhang, May 2013 to Aug. 2013.
[2] Justin Bahrami, Nov. 2012 to Aug. 2013.
[1] Patrick Gavin, Nov. 2012 to May 2013 (won the Gray Award for his SURCA presentation, Mar. 2013.)

Visiting Graduate and Undergraduate Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[6] Stefan Leitner, Masters Student at Graz University of Technology (Austria), Mar. 2016 to Aug. 2016.
[5] Aristeo Barrios, Masters Student at CINVESTAV Guadalajara (Mexico), Mar. 2016 to Jul. 2016.
[4] Thiago Carvalho, Undergraduate Student at Federal U of Pernambuco (Brazil), May 2015 to Aug. 2015.
[3] Laura Quintanilha, Undergraduate Student at Federal U of Juiz de Fora (Brazil), May 2015 to Aug. 2015.
[2] Guilherme Leah, Undergraduate Student (Brazil), May 2014 to Aug. 2014.
[1] Thiago Araujo, Undergraduate Student at Federal U of Itajuba (Brazil), Jun. 2013 to Aug. 2013.

Senior Design Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


[3] Team Edison: Weian Fan, Ian Casasola, Jordaan Reyna, Mikel Skreen, and Colin Dammeier*, Designing
a rapid charger for an electric car, sponsored by VCEA, 20152016.
[2] Team Zamak: Logan Sutton, Staton Rohde*, Miguel Reyna, and Ozzie Cook, Designing remedial action
schemes using synchrophasor data, sponsored by Energy Systems Innovation Center, 20142015.
[1] Team Kulcha: Michael Bosshardt, Gwendolyn Crabtree, Philip Lightner, and Brian Schneider*, and Mark
Talbott-Williams, Induction motor back EMF detection and tripping scheme and AURORA vulnerability
assessment, sponsored by Benton Public Utility District in Kennewick, WA, 20132014 (second-prize

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winner).

Undergraduate Mentees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22 students, Spring 2015.


22 students, Fall 2014.
17 students, Spring 2014.
18 students, Fall 2013.

Graduate Student Committee Member


Doctoral Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[4] Joe Briet, Advising committee: Professors Ha, Liu, Norton, Srivastava, and Mehrizi-Sani.
[3] Iman Sadeghkhani, Advisor: Professor Golshan (at Isfahan University of Technology)
[2] Shaotong (Simon) Guo, Advisor: Professor Anjan Bose, Prelim: Feb. 2013.
[1] Ramon Zamora, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final: Dec. 2015.

Masters Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[11] Pidename Takouda, Advisor: Professor Mani Venkatasubramanian, Final: May 2016.
[10] Leslie Corson, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final: Dec. 2015.
[9] Venkatesh Venkataramanan, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final: Aug. 2015.
[8] Yu Guo, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava.
[7] Yipeng Zhu, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final, Jun. 2015.
[6] Benjamin Nappoly, Advisor: Professor Mani Venkatasubramanian, Final: May 2015.
[5] Jei Wei, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final: Nov. 2014.
[4] Fransiska Martina, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final: Nov. 2014.
[3] Haosen Guo, Advisor: Professor Chen-Ching Liu, Final: Nov. 2013.
[2] Bhavana Muppala, Advisor: Professor Anurag Srivastava, Final: Nov. 2013.
[1] Rohan Chatterjee, Advisor: Professor Anjan Bose, Final: Apr. 2013.

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Sponsored Efforts
Research Sponsors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

National Science Foundation

Department of Energy

Southern California Edison

Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)

Alstom Grid

Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI)

Washington State Department of Commerce

Manitoba HVDC Research Centre

New York Power Authority (NYPA)

Energy Systems Innovation Center

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Funded ProjectsExternal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[19] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI) and C.-C. Liu, IRES: USPRISM: U.S.-Scotland Program for Research on Integration of
renewable energy resources and SMart grid, National Science Foundation, $250,000, 8/16/20168/15/2019.
[18] A. Mehrizi-Sani, REU Supplement to Reference Modulation for Improved Response Of microgrid
Resources (ReMIROR), National Science Foundation, $8,000, 4/15/20165/15/2017.

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[17] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI), G. Heydt, and M. Saeedifard, Power electronics to improve the performance of
modern power systemss: Case study on partially rated solid-state transformers, Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), $150,000, 7/1/20168/31/2018.
[16] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI), ReMIROR: Reference Modulation for Improved Response Of microgrid Resources,
National Science Foundation, $260,380, 8/1/20157/31/2018.
[15] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI) and R. Olsen, PERKS: Power Electronics Refined learning via affordable Kit and
Software tutor, National Science Foundation, $249,995, 8/15/20158/14/2017.
[14] S. Roy, A. Mehrizi-Sani, H. van Dongen, and A. Hahn, CPS: TTP Option: Synergy: Collaborative Research: Threat-assessment tools for management-coupled cyber- and physical-infrastructure, National
Science Foundation, $489,999, 9/1/20158/31/2018.
[13] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Mitigating adverse impacts of negative damping induced by wind generators on power
grid dynamics for the state of New York, New York Power Authority, $25,000, 8/1/201512/31/2016.
[12] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Mitigating adverse impacts of negative damping induced by wind generators on power
grid dynamics, Manitoba HVDC Research Centre, $10,000 (unrestricted), 8/1/20157/31/2016.
[11] C.-C. Liu, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and A. Hahn, Transactive campus energy systems: An R&D testbed for
renewables integration, efficiency, and grid services, Washington State Department of Commerce and
U.S. Department of Energy, $1,100,000, 9/1/201512/31/2016.
[10] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Accurate and fast voltage control of an islanded distributed generator, Austrian
Marshall Plan Foundation, $10,000 (8,000 euros), 8/1/20151/31/2016 (for graduate student visit to Graz
University of Technology).
[9] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI) and A. Bose, Alstom microgrid controller design, development, and testing for
PIDC and PWD systems, U.S. Department of Energy through Alstom, $50,000, 1/1/201512/31/2017.
[8] C.-C. Liu (PI), A. Mehrizi-Sani, D. Bakken, A. Bose, C. Hauser, R. Olsen, A. Srivastava, M. Venkatasubramanian, Smart City Testbed, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, $500,000, 8/15/20148/15/2016.
[7] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI), A. Bose, and A. Srivastava, Student support for the 2014 North American Power
Symposium (NAPS), held at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, on September 79, 2014, National Science Foundation, $12,000, 8/1/20147/31/2015 (overhead exempt).
[6] C.-C. Liu (PI), A. Mehrizi-Sani, S. Ha, G. Norton, and A. Srivastava, Developing a battery-extender
auxiliary power unit (BE-APU) for next-generation commercial airplanesPhase III: Real-time validation,
State of Washington JCATI, $100,000, 7/1/20146/30/2015 (overhead exempt Boeing donated about
$50,000 worth of equipment, including several converters).
[5] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Establishing a software-based real-time simulation platform for a controls laboratory at
Southern California Edison, Southern California Edison through PSERC, $40,000, 8/1/20147/31/2015.
[4] C.-C. Liu, A. Mehrizi-Sani, S. Ha, G. Norton, and A. Srivastava, Developing a battery-extender auxiliary
power unit (BE-APU) for next-generation commercial airplanes, State of Washington JCATI, $127,500,
7/1/20136/30/2014 (overhead exempt).
[3] C.-C. Liu (PI), A. Mehrizi-Sani, and R. Olsen, Scholarships for future leaders in electric energy and
smart grid, National Science Foundation, $639,782, 8/1/20137/31/2018.
[2] C.-C. Liu and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Demonstration of microgrids as a resource for fast recovery of a power
grid, U.S. Department of Energy through Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), $608,506, 8/1/2012
7/31/2015.
[1] A. Bose, L. Perez, D. Bakken, C. Hauser, V. Venkatasubramanian, R. Olsen, and A. Mehrizi-Sani (senior personnel), Training program in clean energy smart grid engineering, U.S. Department of Energy,
$2,500,000, 8/1/20107/31/2013.

Funded ProjectsInternal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
[14] A. Mehrizi-Sani, S. Roy, and K. Casavant, Distributed topology control for resiliency of power systems
with uncertain generation under severe events, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seed Grant, $10,000,

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7/1/20166/30/2017.
[13] A. Boyd and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Identifying strategic directions for future FEW research, WSU FEW Seed
Grant, $9,217, 10/15/201510/15/2016.
[12] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI), S. Roy, A. Hajbabaei, Transmission-level power routing design for robustness to
severe weather, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center, $10,000, 7/1/20155/31/2016.
[11] A. Boyd and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Shaping public perception of renewable energy and smart grid technologies, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center, $10,000, 7/1/20155/31/2016.
[10] D. McLarty (PI), M. Taylor, and A. Mehrizi-Sani, Greater Renewable Integration and Deployment using
Model predictive ENergy Dispatch (GRID-MEND), WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center, $10,000,
7/1/20155/31/2016.
[9] A. Srivastava (PI), A. Mehrizi-Sani, S. Lotfifard, and A. Hahn, Real-time modeling and simulation
module for the smart electric grid, WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, $60,000, 9/1/2014
7/31/2015.
[8] A. Mehrizi-Sani, Highly controllable electric drives and machines, WSU International Research Travel
Award, $4,622, 5/1/1412/31/14 (success rate: 5/125: 4%).
[7] J. Leachman, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and K. Cassavant, Large-scale hydrogen liquefaction in the Northwest,
WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seed Grant, $10,000, 2/1/201412/31/2014.
[6] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI) and S. Banerjee, Model-based design, fabrication, and power system integration of
low-cost and light-weight organic solar cells, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seed Grant, $10,000,
2/1/201412/31/2014.
[5] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI), S. Roy, and B. Lamb, Distributed model-predictive-based weather-aware control strategies for microgrids, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seed Grant, $10,000, 2/1/2014
12/31/2014.
[4] M. Taylor, A. Mehrizi-Sani, and J. Leachman, Unmanned aerial systems for autonomous power line
monitoring, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seed Grant, $9,000, 2/1/201412/31/2014.
[3] A. Mehrizi-Sani, A sustainable electrical system with renewable resources, WSU Samuel and Patricia
Smith Teaching and Learning Endowment, $12,000, 5/1/135/1/14 ($6,000 matching provided by the Deans
Excellence Fund).
[2] A. Mehrizi-Sani (PI), S. Ha, J. Leachman, and P. Pedrow, Energy efficiency: Dynamic modeling of
islanded and grid-integrated fuel cells, WSU Energy Systems Innovation Center Seed Grant, $40,000,
10/1/20128/15/2014.
[1] T. Beyreuther (PI), D. Cook, C. Hauser, C. Horne, A. Love, A. Mehrizi-Sani (co-PI), and A. Srivastava,
Smart energy environments: Design for human interaction with smart grids, WSU Energy Systems
Innovation Center Seed Grant, $40,000, 10/1/20128/15/2012.

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