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Graduate Students - Energy and Power Electronics Applied Research Laboratory (ePEARL)

Nabil AkelNabil Akel, MASc candidate
6na8 [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Nabil Akel received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University. As an undergraduate student, Nabil received an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, and worked on a Green Energy group project that received first place in the IEEE Eastern Ontario Paper Competition, the IEEE Kingston Paper Competition 2011, the ECE Open House 2011 department wide competition, and the IEEE ICUE 2011 SDC. The project also received an honourable mention as the most marketable project at the RIT IEEE Student Design Competition at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Nabil joined ePOWER as an MaSc candidate in the fall of 2011. He is supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain. 

Hamid DaneshHamid Danesh, PhD candidate
6hd3 [at] queensu.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x78155

Hamid Danesh received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 1991, and his MSc from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1995. Since 1995, Hamid has been engaged in several research, industrial and academic activities. He was a faculty member of the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology, an instructor in the Engineering department of Isfahan University, and a manager of more than 20 major industrial projects in instrumentation, process monitoring and power electronics. Hamid's current research interests include soft switching and highly efficient power conversion systems in low and medium power applications, including renewable energy systems. He is co-supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai and Dr. Praveen Jain.

Amir DehghaniAmir Dehghani, PhD candidate
4maad [at] queensu.ca

Amir Dehghani received his BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, and the University of Alberta respectively. Amir's research interests are modeling, economical, and reliability analysis of renewable energy resources, system modeling, and algorithm design. He is supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai.

Suzan ErenSuzan Eren, PhD candidate
suzan.eren [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Suzan Eren received her BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2006 and 2008 respectively. She is currently working towards her PhD at Queen’s University, and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Suzan’s research interests include signal processing and control techniques for power electronics and grid-connected converters for distributed power generation systems. She is co-supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai and Dr. Praveen Jain.

Ting Hao PhotoTing Hao, MASc candidate
0th3 [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Ting Hao received her Bachelor's Degree with honours in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson University. Ting is currently studying for her Master's Degree at Queen's, supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain.

Mohammad HassanzahraeeMohammed Hassanzahraee, PhD candidate
mohammad.hassanzahraee [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Mohammad Hassanzahraee received his BSc from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran and his MASc from Queen's University. Mohammad is currently a PhD candidate at Queen's University,. He is supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai.

Jim HousemanJim Houseman, MASc candidate
5jh29 [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Jim Houseman received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2009. An undergraduate research assistant at ePOWER during the summer of 2009, Jim joined ePOWER in September 2009 to pursue his MASc. He is supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain.

Joanne HuiJoanne Hui, PhD candidate2cyjh [at] queensu.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x78155

 

Joanne C.Y. Hui received her BScE in Electrical Engineering with first class honours and her MSc (Eng) from Queen's University in 2006 and 2008 respectively. Joanne's research interests include renewable energy systems (wind, solar and hybrid wind-photovoltaic systems), optimal power extraction methods (Maximum Power Point Tracking) and power management schemes. She is co-supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai and Dr. Praveen Jain.

Behnam Koushki photoBehnam Koushki, PhD candidate
11fbk [at] queensu.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x78155

Behnam Koushki received BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. His MSc thesis was about implementation of a laboratory-scale three-phase Buck-Boost inverter with sliding-mode controller. Behnam also worked as a lecturer at Azad University, Iran. He is currently pursuing his PhD and is supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain.

Marko Krstic PhotoMarko Krstic, MASc candidate
6mk14 [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Marko Krstic received his BSc with first class honours in Electrical Engineering from Queen's University in 2010. Marko is currently pursuing his MASc and is co-supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain and Dr. Alireza Bakhshai.

Matt MascioliMatt Mascioli, MASc candidate
matthew.mascioli [at] queensu.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Matt Mascioli received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2011. He joined ePOWER in September 2011 to pursue his MASc. He is supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain.

Jonathan MashJonathan Mash, MASc candidate
4jm36 [at] queensu.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x78155

Jonathan Mash received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University in 2009. An undergraduate research assistant at ePOWER during the summer of 2009, Jon joined ePOWER in September 2009 to pursue his MSc. He is co-supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain and Dr. Steven Harrison.

Ali MoallemAli Moallem, PhD candidate
8am17 [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Ali Moallem received his BSc from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, in 2005 and his MSc from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007, all in electrical engineering. He is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at Queen’s. Ali has been involved in several industrial projects in his area of expertise, including design and development of a high efficiency DSP-based 6kW three-phase rectifier with power factor correction for telecommunication power supplies. He has also been active in academia, teaching undergraduate courses in Electrical Engineering as a teaching fellow since 2010. As a teaching assistant, he was awarded Teaching Assistant of the Year for excellence in education and exceptional teaching in 2010. Ali's main research areas are high quality power electronics converters, application of power electronics to distributed generation and smart grids, digital control of power converters and digital motion control. He is co-supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai and Dr. Praveen Jain.

Sepide Rafiei PhotoSepide Rafiei, MASc candidate
rafiei.sepide [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Sepide Rafiei  received her BSc from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. Sepide is currently studying for her Master's Degree at Queen's University. She is supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai.

Alireza SafaeeAlireza Safaee, PhD candidate
6as68 [at] queensu.ca


Alireza Safaee received a BSc in Eectrical Engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, and and an MSc in Physics from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997 and 1999 respectively. For more than seven years, Alireza worked as a design engineer and later a design manager at the Manabe Taghzyeh Electronic Company, Tehran, Iran. While at Manabe Tahzhyeh, which has manufactured and installed high quality power supplies in more than 3000 communication sites and power plants, his teams developed and custom-designed several types of chargers, inverters, stabilizers and UPS systems. Alireza's research interests include medium power electronics, high frequency magnetic design, resonant and soft-switching converters and their control methods toward applications in aviation and renewable energy systems. He is co-supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai and Dr. Praveen Jain.

Sima Seidi-KhorramabadiSima Seidi-Khorramabadi, PhD candidate
sima.seidi.khorramabadi [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Sima Seidi Khorramabadi received her BSc in Electrical Engineering from Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran, in 2005, and her MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2008, both with first class honours. After her MSc graduation, Sima was involved in academic activities for one year when she worked as an instructor in Lorestan University and Azad University, Khorramabad, Iran. She joined ePOWER in September 2009 to pursue her PhD. Sima’s research interests include distributed power generation, intelligent control and optimization of power electronic converters, supervisory control of microgrids and smart grid. Sima is supervised by Dr. Alireza Bakhshai.

Nikhil SukeshNikhil Sukesh, MSc candidate
8ns44 [at] queensu.ca
114 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x75388

Nikhil Sukesh received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India, in 2007. He is currently studying for his Master's Degree at Queen's University, co-supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain and Dr. Alireza Bakhshai.

Darryl TschirhartDarryl Tschirhart, PhD candidate
9dt2 [at] queensu.ca

Darryl Tschirhart received his BSc(Eng) and MSc(Eng) from Queen's University in 2003 and 2006 respectively. Darryl has received a number of awards including Favourite Teaching Assistant for two consecutive years ('04 & '05), and the Best Presentation Award at the 2006 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. His research interests include soft-switching techniques, and control methods of resonant converters that enable high efficiency and multi-megahertz switching frequency. He is supervised by Dr. Praveen Jain.

Benyu Zou, MASc candidate
benyu.zou [at] queensu.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x78155

Benyu Zou joined ePOWER as an MASc candidate in Fall 2011.

Visiting Research Students

Ahmad Mousavi, PhD candidate
mseyeda [at] uwo.ca
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x 78155
Visiting Research Student from the University of Western Ontario

Aniruddha Mukherjee, PhD candidate
108 Walter Light Hall
(613) 533-6000 x 78155
Visiting Research Student from the University of Western Ontario

Theses

  • Amish Servansing, MASc thesis, Queen's University, 2012
  • Vidisha Gupta, MASc thesis, Queen's University, 2012
  • Majid Pahlevaninezhad, Power converters for electric vehicles, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2012
  • John Lam, A dimmable high power factor electronic ballast for compact fluorescent lamps, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2010
  • Wennan Guo, Digital control of voltage regulators for fast transient response in computer applications, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2010
  • Sayed Ali Khajehoddin, Resonant micro-inverters for single-phase grid-connected photovoltaic systems, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2010
  • Davood Yazdani, A new power signal processor for converter-interfaced distributed generation systems, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2009
  • Shangzhi Pan, High performance digital control techniques for powering microprocessors, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2008
  • Mohammed S. Agamy, Single stage power factor corrected three-level resonant converters, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2008
  • J. Travis Lusney, Digital control for low power electronics, distributed generation applications and sustainable development, MSc thesis, Queen's University, 2007
  • Christine Hsu, Power line communications using OFDM with LDPC codes, MSc thesis, Queen's University, 2006
  • John Lam, A current source resonant inverter with improved valley fill circuit for high power factor electronic ballast applications, MSc thesis, Queen's University, 2006
  • Darryl Tschirhart, A cll resonant asymmetrical-pulse-width-modulated converter with reduced conduction loss, MSc thesis, Queen's University, 2006
  • Andrew Mason, New zvs-psm-fb dc/dc converters with adaptive energy storage for solid oxide fuel cell application, MSc thesis, Queen's University, 2005
  • Zhongming Ye, Topology and control of high frequency resonant inverter systems, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2005
  • Mohamed Youssef, Control and modelling of high frequency resonant dc/dc converters for powering the next generation microprocessors, PhD thesis, Queen's University, 2005
  • Mei Qiu, High frequency AC distributed power system for desktop computer applications, PhD thesis, Concordia University, 2004
  • Youhao Xi, Distributed point-of-use power supply architectures for low-voltage semiconductor circuits, PhD thesis, Concordia University, 2003
  • Dheeraj Jain, Analysis and design of an auxiliary commutated full bridge DC/DC converter for low voltage and high current applications, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 2001
  • Fariborz Musavi, A resonant AC/DC converter for high frequency power distribution systems, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 2001
  • Wennan Guo, An ac/ac inverter for high frequency power distribution systems, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 2000
  • Nikhil Jain, A zero voltage switching boost converter using a soft switching auxiliary circuit with reduced conduction losses, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 2000
  • Wen Kang, A line and load independent zero voltage switching dc/dc full bridge converter topology, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 2000
  • Vijay Jain, A new sufficient order blind equalization scheme, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1999
  • Simmi Mangat, A modified asymmetrical pulse width modulated series resonant dc/dc converter, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1999
  • Humberto Pinheiro, Resonant UPS topologies for emerging hybrid fiber coaxial networks, PhD thesis, Concordia University, 1999
  • Matteo Danielle, A single stage power factor corrected ac/dc converter, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1998
  • Manu Jain, Bi-directional dc/dc converter for low power applications, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1998
  • Neeraj Kaushik, Single phase trapezoidal ac power supplies for hybrid fiber/coax networks, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1997
  • Donato Vincenti, A generalized approach for the analysis and control of direct polyphase PWM fixed and variable frequency converters, PhD thesis, Concordia University, 1997
  • Youhao Xi, Zero voltage switching flyback and forward converter topologies, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1997
  • Haibo Zhang, High frequency switching parallel processing topology for ac uninterruptible power supply, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1997
  • Nasser Ismail, A single stage full bridge power factor corrected ac/dc converter, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1996
  • Gerry Moschopoulos, Soft-switching power factor corrected converter topologies, PhD thesis, Concordia University, 1996
  • Jerry Moudilos, Switching converters with paralleled MOSFETs, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1996
  • Mei Qiu, Performance and analysis of power distribution system for hybrid fiber/coax networks, MASc thesis, Concordia University, 1996