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  • Texas A ( December-2016 )
  • College Station, Texas, USA

About (Summary)

I was born in Jahrom, Fars, Iran in April 29, 1987. Having successfully passed the Diploma studies there at Shahid Mofatteh Exceptioanl Talent High School, with the three-year average of 19.83 out of 20, I was admitted to University of Tehran, Faculty of Engineering, in the field of Electrical Engineering in 2005, through a nation-wide entrance exam as the ranked 109 among more than 400,000 students seeking the undergraduate studies. And consequently, I successfully achieved the B.Sc. degree in 2009. Pursuing my graduate studies, I tried the nation-wide entrance exam in Electrical Engineering in 2009 and I was ranked 15th among more than 23,300 graduate students in the Electrical Engineering and 9th among more than 10,000 graduate students in the field of Power System Engineering. I was so admitted in Power Systems Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. Working under supervision of Prof. Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, who is now the dean of the Electrical Engineering Department in Sharif University of Technology, I received the M.Sc. degree in 2011. Presently, I am a Research Assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, Texas, USA, where I am pursuing my PhD. degree under supervision of Prof. Mladen Kezunovic at the Power System Control and Protection Lab. My research interests include Power System Reliability, Asset Management, Maintenance Scheduling, Power System Monitoring, Control and Operation, and Smart Grid Applications.


University of Tehran
Electrical Engineering
2005 to 2009
Sharif University of Technology
Electrical Engineering
2009 to 2011
Texas A&M University
Electrical Engineering
2012 to 2016

Your Major

Electrical Engineering (Power and Energy Systems)

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

2015-Recipient of the Texas A&M 2015-2016 Academic Excellence Award, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
2015-Elevated to Full Member, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.
2015-Recipient of the IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
2015-Recipient of the IEEE IAS Myron Zucker Award on Electrical Safety through Design Student Education Initiative, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
2014-Recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Elsevier Journal of Energy.
2014-Recipient of the 2014-2015 Texas A&M Energy Institute Fellowship Award Sponsored by ConocoPhillips, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.
2014-Recipient of the IEEE IAS Myron Zucker Award on Electrical Safety through Design Student Education Initiative, San Diego, California, USA.
2013-Recipient of the Nation-Wide Distinguished M.Sc. Thesis Award of the Year in Electrical Engineering, IEEE Iran Section, IRAN.
2011-Recipient of an Exceptional Talent recognition by the “National Organization for Exceptional Talents”, IRAN.
2011-Recipient of the Distinguished Reviewer Award in the 14th Iranian Student Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Kermanshah, IRAN.
2009-2011-Ranked 1st among all the Graduate Students of Power System Management and Control, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, IRAN.
2009-Ranked 9th among nearly 12000 participants in the Nation Wide Universities Entrance Exam for MSc. Degree in Power Engineering Branch of Electrical Engineering, IRAN.
2009-Ranked 15th among nearly 23000 participants in the Nation Wide Universities Entrance Exam for MSc. Degree in All the Branches of Electrical Engineering, IRAN.
2008-2009-Faculty of Engineering Scholarship as an exceptional student, University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN.
2005-Ranked 109th among nearly 400000 participants in Nation Wide University Entrance Exam for BSc. Degree, IRAN.
2003-Won the acceptance in the first stage of nationwide competition to select National “Literature” Olympiad Team, IRAN.

Grad School Interests

 Smart Electricity Grids and Technologies  Power System Reliability  Asset Management and Maintenance Scheduling in Power Systems  Reliability Centered Maintenance  Power System Protection  Power System Distribution Automation  Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation

Intended Job Path

Focusing in power and energy area of Electrical Engineering, my future plan after accomplishing my PhD degree is to start my career in academia as a university faculty member. I would like to conduct both teaching and research on the state-of-the-art in different aspects of smart electricity grids and renewable integrations.

Job Experience

Research Assistant
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
September, 2011 to August, 2012
Research Assistant
Texas A&M University
September, 2012 to September, 2015


Professional Judge and Session Chair
Texas A&M University
May, 2015
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Academic Reviewer
January, 2013 to December, 2050


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