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About Masoud Davari

Masoud Davari received the B.Sc. degree (with Highest Distinction) in Electrical Engineering-Power from the Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in September 2007, the M.Sc. degree (with Highest Distinction) in Electrical Engineering-Power from Amirkabir University of Technology- Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran, in January 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering- Energy Systems from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in January 2016. He has been working with Iran’s Grid Secure Operation Research Center and Iran’s Electric Power Research Institute in Tehran, Iran, from January 2010 to December 2011. From April 2015 to April 2016 and then from April 2016 to June 2017, he has been collaborating with Quanta-Technology Company within various projects funded by electric power utilities, e.g., Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Florida Power & Light (FPL), Hawaii Electric Company (HECO), Xcel Energy, Minerals and Metals Group (MMG), etc., in the field of dynamic interaction of renewable energy systems with smart grids as well as protection, control, and automation of microgrids in addition to hybrid ac/dc power systems as a senior R&D specialist in energy systems related to smart grids and senior consultant, respectively. Afterwards, since July 2017, he has joined as a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology at Georgia Southern University (GA Southern), Statesboro, GA, USA.

His research interests include dynamics and control of different types of power electronic converters, employed in the low/medium voltage power distribution systems, power transmission systems, multi-terminal dc (MTDC) grids, meshed high-voltage dc (HVDC) systems, and renewable energy harvesting systems, modeling, analysis, and control of ac, dc, hybrid ac/dc microgrids as well as smart grids, protection systems and schemes of hybrid ac/dc microgrids, and power management strategies in hybrid ac/dc smart grids considering energy storage systems.

During his graduate education at Amirkabir University and the University of Alberta and employment with Quanta-Technology Company, he has implemented and developed several experimental testbeds, namely, a scaled-down prototype for distributed generation (DG) resources and meshed MTDC systems as well as active power distribution systems for automation of modernized power grids. Besides, he has certificates in conducting real-time simulation for power systems and power electronics studies using Opal-RT as well as RTDS Technologies platforms for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL), power-hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL), and controller-hardware-in-the- loop (CHIL) testing of hybrid ac/dc power grids.

Dr. Davari has been an active member of the IEEE WG P2004, an IEEE working group on Hardware-In-the-Loop (HIL) simulation for IEEE Standards Association (Recommended Practice for Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation-Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls), since June 2017; he served as the chair of the Literature Review Subgroup of DC@home Standards, IEEE Standards Association, from April 2014 to October 2015. He is the author, invited reviewer, and invited speaker of several IEEE-Transactions journals, IET journals, Energies journal, various conferences, diverse universities, and places from different societies. He is an invited Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society as well.

Positions

2017 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Engineering and Computing, Allen E. Paulson College of
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Curriculum Vitae




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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Member, IEEE Working Group on Hardward-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation, IEEE Standards Association
2015 - Present Invited Reviewer, IET Journals, Energies Journals, and IEEE International Conferences
2015 - Present Invited Member, Technical Program Committees
2013 - Present Member, Golden Key International Honour Society
2008 - Present Member, IEEE
2003 - Present Invited Reviewer, Sections of IEEE Transactions
2014 - 2015 Chair of the Literature Review Subgroup, DC@Home Standards, IEEE Standards Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award for a Collaborative Research on Microgrids Protection Schemes, Entitled, Microgrid Protection: An Overview of Protection Strategies in North American Microgrid Projects, IEEE-PES General Meeting (2017)
  • Alberta Innovates Doctoral Graduate Student Scholarship (AITF), Alberta Innovates Future Technologies, 63,000.00 CAD, Accepted Partially (2014-2016)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 22,902.00 CAD, Declined (2011-2013)
  • Graduate Scholarship, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, $61,908.00, Declined (2011-2013)
  • Graduate Scholarship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, $235,000.00, Declined (2011-2013)
  • Ranked 2st and Honored Member of Exceptional University Talents in Graduate Program, Amirkabir University of Technology (2009)
  • Ranked 1st among 8 Winners of M.S. Scholarship of Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology (2007)
  • Ranked 1st among 5 Winners of B.S. Scholarship of Electrical Engineering Department, Isfahan University of Technology (2007)
  • Ranked 1st and Honored Member of Exceptional University Talents in Undergraduate Program, Isfahan University of Technology (2007)
  • Honored as Top-Rank Student in High School Program, School of Imam-Mohammad-Bagher (2003)
  • Member, Foundation of Iranian Elites (2008-Present)

Courses

  • Electric Circuits II

Education

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2012 - 2016 Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Alberta
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2007 - 2010 M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology-Iran
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2003 - 2007 B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology
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Contact Information

P.O. Box 8045
Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: (912) 478-1312
Office: IT 1116

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Journal Papers (8)

Conference Papers (18)