About us

About us!


OUR SHORT STORY


Prof. Firuz Zare received his BSc (Eng) in Electronic Engineering, M.Sc in Power Engineering and PhD in Power Electronics in 1989, 1995 and 2001, respectively. He has spent over 20 years in both academia and industry involving in different power electronics and industrial electronics projects. He has been collaborating with several international research centres in Europe, USA and Japan in the fields of Power Electronics, Renewable Energy and Pulsed Power Systems.

Prof. Zare has received several awards such as the Australian Future Fellowship, John Madsen Medal from Engineers Australia, Symposium Fellowship by the Australian Academy of Technological Science and early career academic excellence research award. He has secured several research funds including seven ARCs and one Danish Research Council competitive research funds, over AU$ 8M since 2007.

Prof. Zare is an academic staff at the University of Queensland in Australia and a Task Force Leader of Active Infeed Converters within the IEC International Standardization Technical Committee 77A. He is a senior member of IEEE, the Editor in Chief of International Journal of Power Electronics and the associate editor of IEEE Access journal. He has published over 200 peer reviewed journal & conference papers and technical reports in the area of Power Engineering

He has a leadership certificate from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA (Jan-Nov 2015). The goal of this program was to educate innovators from companies and research institutions to bring new technologies to the market and solve challenging issues to understand mutual interests and cultures within two different environments and remove barrier for better collaboration. He has also an Academic Leadership certificate from Ethos Australia (Feb-Dec 2009).


Dr Negareh Ghassemi

Pulsed Power Lab

Dr Negareh Ghasemi received her BSc and MSc degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2003 and 2007 respectively. She obtained her PhD in Power Electronics in 2013. She received Outstanding Thesis Award from Queensland University of Technology in 2013. She has more than 10 years working experience in industry and academia. She is currently a lecturer at the University of Queensland and active member of IEEE Women in Engineering. She is also an Editorial Board member of International Journal of Power Electronics. She has been collaborating with several international universities and institutes in Japan and Germany. Her research interests include Power Electronics, Pulsed Power and Ultrasound Systems and their applications.

Dr Keith Hoffman

Pulsed Power Lab

Dr Hansika Rathnayake

GREEN Lab

Hansika Rathnayake received her BSc. (Hons) Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (with first class honours) from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2012. She worked as a laboratory instructor in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the same university until 2013. She received her PhD degree in Electrical Machines and Drives, Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2017. She is a member of IEEE.

 Her research interests are control of active front end systems in renewable energy systems, power quality research and electric machine drives.

Dr Jalil Yaghoobi

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Dr Jalil Yaghoobi received his BSc (Eng) in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Electrical Machines and Power Electronics Engineering from Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran, in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He completed his PhD in Power Engineering in 2016 from the University of Queensland (UQ), Brisbane, Australia. Since graduation, he has been working as a research fellow with Prof Firuz Zare for the last two years. Jalil has been a member of IEEE since 2012. His research interests include power quality of LV networks, power electronics, renewable energy integration in power systems, and power system stability.

Mr Abdulrahman Alduraibi

PhD student

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Abdulrahman was born in Qassim, Saudi Arabia. He completed his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia in 2010. From 2010 to 2013 he worked as a testing and commissioning engineer at ABB Contracting, Saudi Arabia. In January, 2017 he completed his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University (GWU), Washington, D.C., USA.

His research interests are in power electronics and energy efficiency.

Mr Davood Solatialkaran

PhD student

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Davood received his two BSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Pure Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology (SUT) and Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran in 2010 and 2011, respectively. He also recieved  his MSc degree in Network Protection of Power Systems form AUT, Iran in 2012. From 2012 to 2017 he worked as a Power & Control Engineer in Enermonde Company in collaboration with Khuzestan Steel Company (KSC), Iran. His research interests are power electronics, power system converters, protection, optimal control of smart microgrids, optimization and pure mathematics

Mr Mohammad Habibullah

PhD student

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Mohammad Habibullah received his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh in 2010 and in 2016, respectively. He accomplished his M.Sc. in Energy Technology from Ege University, Turkey. Meanwhile, from 2011 to 2012. He has worked as a field engineer in Mitsubishi Elevators and Escalators and International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), Bangladesh as a lecturer until 2013. Ccurrently, he is studying his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Tayyab Rehman

Master of Philosophy

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Tayyab completed his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore with honours in 2011 and has experience of more than 06 years in one of the largest fertilizer plants in Pakistan. He is currently working in analysis and modelling of power system quality and harmonics generated by grid connected inverters and their impacts on power system.

Mr Ahmad Abdullah

Master of Philosophy

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He was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He completed his B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Mr Kiarash Gharani Khajeh


PhD Student


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Kiarash received his BSc and MSc degrees in Power Engineering from Islamic Azad University of Iran – South branch of Tehran (IAU) and Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), in 2009 and 2012, respectively. From 2014 to 2018 he worked as Design and Project Engineer of high power substations in Monenco Iran Consulting Company. His research interests are power system stability, power system monitoring protection and control, power electronics, power system converters.

Mr Amir Ganjavi

PhD Student

 

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Amir Ganjavi received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran, in 2014 and 2017, respectively. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

His research interests include dynamic stability and control of power electronic systems, power converters and their applications in renewable energy, and electromagnetic interference (EMI).

Mr Weidong Sun

PhD student (Visitor from Chongqing University, China)

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Mr Weidong SunWeidong has received the B.Eng. degree (2014) in electrical engineering from Chongqing University, China. Now he is the Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University. His research interests include harmonics in HVDC system, the insulation fault diagnosis and transformer aging assessment for high voltage equipment.

Mr Ying Han

PhD student (Visitor from Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

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Ying Han received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in 2013. He is working toward the Ph.D. degree in the School of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University. His research interests include mocrogird modeling and energy management strategy, and fuel cell hybrid vehicle and its control.

Dr Zhiyu You

Lecturer (Visitor from Southwest Minzu University, China)

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Dr You received his PhD in electrical engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University,China, in 2015. His research interests are renewable energy systems and energy management. He has been with College of Electrical and Information Engineering in Southwest Minzu University as an academic staff since 2015.

Dr Minh-Khai Nguyen

Visiting Assistant Prof 

Pulsed Power Lab

Dr. Minh-Khai Nguyen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2005, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He was a lecturer with Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is currently an Assistant Professor with Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. His current research interests include impedance source inverters, power converters for renewable energy systems, and pulsed power technology.

Dr. Nguyen had served as a Guest Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS special issue on the impedance source converter topologies and applications. He is a senior member of IEEE, an Associate Editor for Journal of Power Electronics, and a Guest Editor for special issue on “Power Converters in Power Electronics” of Electronics journal. He has published over 60 peer reviewed journal and conference papers in power electronics area.