Dr. Ali Mehrizi-Sani, PhD
Director, Resilient Renewable Energy Grid Adaptation Laboratory (REGAL)
Associate Professor, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
429 Whittemore Hall
1185 Perry Street
Power and Energy Center
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Tel: +1 (540) 231-4492
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Prospective Students and Postdocs
At almost any given time, I have several funded PhD positions in my lab. If you would like to join my lab, after applying to VT, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/S4zNE5mhJyvLK6sj8.
See the ECE admission requirements at https://ece.vt.edu/grad/manual/page3.html.
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Grid/microgrid integration of inverter-based renewables, especially in low-inertia systems, as grid-forming inverters;
High-performance controls, including machine learning for black-boxed systems;
Cybersecurity of communication-based control and protection methods using 5G and beyond.
Power Electronics (WSU)
Renewable Energy Resources (WSU)
Electric Power Systems (WSU)
Electric Machines (ESIGELEC, France)
Electric Power Networks (ESIGELEC, France)
Electric Machines and Drives (TU Graz, Austria)
Intro to Electric Drives (TU Graz, Austria)
HVDC, FACTS, and Renewables (VT)
Power System Applications of Power Electronics (WSU)
FACTS Devices (TU Graz, Austria)
Associate Professor, The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (Aug. 2019 to Present).
Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Aug. 2018 to Aug. 2019).
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (Jan. 2012 to Aug. 2018).
Visiting Professor, Electric Drives and Machines Institute, Technische Universitït Graz (TU Graz), Graz, Austria (Nov. 2014, Jan. 2016, Nov.-Dec. 2016, and May 2018).
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (2011).
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (2007).
Best Thesis Award • Work incorporated in PSCAD X4
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2005).
B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering, Sharif University of Technology and Petroleum University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2005).
Awards (Select Merit-Based)
2018: IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award
2018: ASEE PNW Outstanding Teaching Award
2017: IEEE Mac E. Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award
2017: WSU EECS Early Career Excellence in Research Award
2016: WSU VCEA Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award
2016: WSU EECS Teaching Excellence Award
2015: IEEE PES PSDP Technical Committee Working Group Recognition Award
2014: NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Participant
2011: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Ehsan Fouladi; 2021--Present
Fatemeh Sharifi; 2021--Present
Ashwin Venkataramanan; 2021--Present
Ardavan Mohammadhassani; 2019--Present
Mohammad Mousavi (WSU); 2016--2020
Parisa Shabestari ( WSU); 2016--2020
Armin Teymouri (WSU); 2016--2020
Hooman Ghaffarzadeh (WSU); 2014--2019
Saleh Ziaeinejad (WSU); 2016--2018
Younes Sangsefidi (WSU); 2016--2018
Mehrdad Yazdanian (WSU); 2012--2016
Sengal Ghidewon-Abay; 2021--Present
Rahul Iyer; 2019--2021
Faris Alatar; 2020--2021
Sidhaarth Venkatachari; 2019--2021
Asal Zabetian (WSU); 2016--2018
Rabia Khan (WSU); 2015--2017
Saleh Ziaeinejad (WSU); 2013--2015
Younes Sangsefidi (WSU); 2013--2015
Chris Stone (WSU); 2012--2014