Amirnaser Yazdani

Professor • Associate Chair, Graduate Studies

Amirnaser Yazdani received his B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Iran (1995), his M.Sc. degree from University of Tehran, Iran (2001), and his Ph.D. degree from University of Toronto (2005), all in Electrical Engineering. From 2005 to 2006, he was with Digital Predictive Systems (DPS) Inc., in Canada, where he held a postdoctoral fellowship for research and development of high-power electronic converters for wind energy applications. From 2006 to 2011, he was an Assistant Professor with the University of Western Ontario in Canada. In 2011, he joined Ryerson University where he is a Professor, is the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, and teaches and conducts research in the areas of modeling, analysis, simulation, and control of high-power electronic energy conversion systems with applications in renewable energy systems, energy storage systems, microgrids, and high-voltage DC grids. In the aforementioned areas, he has co-authored two textbooks, one book chapter, and more than 50 peer-reviewed research papers.

Dr. Yazdani was a Project Leader of the Canadian Smart Microgrid Strategic Network (NSMG-Net) funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is the Chairman of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Working Group on Modeling and Analysis of Distributed Energy Resources, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. From 2008 to 2012, he was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Professional Engineer of Ontario. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of University of Toronto.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Modelling and Control of High-Power Electronic Converter Systems;
  • Applications of Power Electronics in Power Systems;
  • Grid Integration of Electronically-Interfaced Distributed Generation and Energy Storage Systems;
  • Microgrids and Active Distribution Systems;
  • Renewable Energy Systems.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • IEEE Ryerson University Student Branch Professor of the Year, 2017
  • IEEE Ryerson University Student Branch Professor of the Year, 2016
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair's Research Award, 2014, Ryerson University
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Chair's Teaching Award, 2013, Ryerson University
  • University Students' Council (USC) Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence, 2008-2009 (UWO) and 2010-2011 (UWO)
  • IEEE Senior Membership, August 2009
  • Industrial Research and Development Fellowship (IRDF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2005-2006

 

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