Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Aug 2018- Present

Research Associate, Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University, May 2018- July 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Electrical Engineering Dept, Louisiana State University, May 2017- May 2018


PhD., Electrical Engineering, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida (2016)

M.Sc. Electrical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran (2012)

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2010)

Research Interests

  • Real-time analysis of power system stability and control

  • Simulation and analysis of power electronic-based components in power systems

  • Power converters design, integration, control, and hardware implementation

  • Operational resilience enhancement in power and energy systems

  • Cyber-Physical security in power systems

News and upcoming events:

  • Sep 11, 2020: Our Journal paper entitled" Cyber-Resilient Sliding Mode Consensus Based Secondary Control Scheme for Islanded AC Microgrids " has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications ". Great work by our PhD candidate Ali Jafarian.

  • September 3, 2020: CARE group received $10,000 SURE award from Louisiana Board of Regents

  • September 1, 2020: Our NSF-CIMM Track#2 sub-award proposal got funded. This is going to be a joint research work with Mechanical Engineering (Dr. Emblom) and Industrial Tech (Dr. Massiha)

  • Aug 24, 2020: Our group received UL Lafayette 2020-21 Educational Award in the amount of $900. This is a joint effort between our group and Dr. Hassan Najafi's research lab at the School of Computing and Informatics .

  • Aug 13, 2020: Ferdowsi and his team received $649,825 from NSF to enhance research and education in Energy Technologies

  • July 2020: Our group received $12,000 from NASA LaSPACE for two REU projects. Congrats to our 2020-2021 LURA Scholars Ms. Arianna Brantley and Mr. Ethan Hoggard.

  • June 2020: Ferdowsi was elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior member .

  • March 2020: Christopher Williams (our Undergraduate Research Apprentice) was selected as a finalist for the E&T presentation competition. Congratulations Chris, good job!

  • Typhoon HIL Hands-on Training at University of Louisiana Lafayette, Thursday March 19, 2020. for more information and free registration click HERE.

  • Jan 2020: Four (4) Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) proposals got funded by Louisiana Board of Regents, Total $20,000.

  • Jan 2020: Dr. Ferdowsi's proposal entitled " Real-Time Quality Assessment of 3D Printers Using the Complexity Metric" got funded by Consortium for Innovation in Manufacturing and Materials (CIMM) sub-program of LA Board of Regents, $9,925

  • Jan 7, 2020: Our paper entitled "Real-Time Analysis of a Multi-Agent-Based Distributed Control Strategy for Islanded AC Microgrids " was accepted for presentation at PSC 2020 conference in Clemson, SC (Mar 10-13, 2020).

  • Nov 10, 2019: Our paper entitled "Identification of Small-Signal Dynamic Faults in Distribution Systems Utilizing Intelligent Classifiers" was accepted for presentation at ISGT 2020 conference in Washington DC (Feb 15-18, 2020).

  • A fully funded PhD position is available. The research will be focused on dynamic analysis in microgrids. Please send your CV to if interested.

  • 2019 IEEE Green Tech Conference will be held at Lafayette, Louisiana from April 3 to April 6, 2019. The paper submission deadline is December 15, 2018. For more details: