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Workshop / Seminar

Enabling the Development of Next Generation Sustainable Energy Systems by Dr. Milad Ebrahimi, Power Electronics Faculty Candidate

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Building
EME 26 ~ ESIC Conference Room TEAMS Link  

About the event

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) is pleased to invite you to attend a seminar presented by Power Electronics Faculty Candidate, Dr. Seyyedmilad (Milad) Ebrahimi, University of British Columbia (UBC).

United States has recently committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, as part of The Federal Sustainability Plan, joining over 120 countries in the effort to reduce the impact on global climate change and the environment. Technological advancements are playing a key role in achieving the next generation green and sustainable energy systems. It is expected that the integration of renewable energy systems will be continually growing where diverse and intermittent renewable sources with complex interconnections will require even more effective automation techniques with minimal human intervention. The next-generation energy systems will include many power-electronically-interfaced distributed resources and advanced electrical machines for optimal energy conversion; therefore, the reliability of evolving future energy systems will heavily rely on their resilient structures with advanced technologies and control methods. Safe design and optimal operation of such advanced sustainable energy systems also heavily rely on simulation tools that enable their studies and analyses. With the quick evolution of energy systems, computerized tools also require sophisticated numerical methods and models to enhance solutions for offline and real-time simulations. In system studies, even a fractional increase in speed and accuracy of simulations may result in significant cost and time savings for thousands of engineers and researchers worldwide. The candidate will present innovative computationally efficient models of power-electronic converters and electrical machines, which are the two main bottlenecks in simulations of modern power systems using state-of-the-art electromagnetic transient simulators. The proposed methodologies allow orders-of-magnitude faster simulations and facilitate studying larger power systems, and are envisioned as enabling techniques for the next generation of power systems simulation tools.

Brief Bio
Dr. Milad Ebrahimi is currently a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from UBC where he was holding several competitive awards including the four-year fellowship. He also received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran. His main area of research and teaching expertise and interest include modeling and control of renewable energy systems, power systems, power electronics, and electrical machines; as well as power-hardware-in-the-loop real-time electromagnetic transient simulations, for the development of the next-generation sustainable energy systems. He has 3 years of teaching experience as an instructor in this area and the results of his research so far have been published in more than 35 journal papers (mostly IEEE Transactions) and more than 60 conference papers (also mostly in IEEE). His work in this field was also the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the IEEE EPEC 2022 conference. He is also a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC).