Speaker Bio

Mostafa Abarzadeh

Mostafa Abarzadeh

Senior Power Electronics Designer, SmartD Technologies

Mostafa Abarzadeh received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. (All with Hons.) degrees in electrical engineering from Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran, in 2008, 2011, and 2016, respectively.

Currently, he is a Senior Power Electronics Designer at SmartD Technologies, Canada. He was a Visiting Ph.D. Researcher with Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2015. From 2016 to 2017, he was an Assistant Professor with the Electrical Engineering Faculty of SUT. From 2017 to 2019, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Canada Research Chair in Electric Energy Conversion and Power Electronics, École de Technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Canada. From 2019 to 2020, he was a Research Associate and Project Coordinator with EMPOWER Lab., Marquette University, WI, US. He has been a principle investigator (PI) and co-PI of various industrial and research grants in the field of the industrial electronics. He has implemented more than 25 industrial and research projects in the field of the industrial electronics, and he has transferred know-how technologies to industry for more than 10 industrial and research projects. He has authored or co-authored over 40 journal and conference papers and book chapters and holds 6 patents. He was a recipient of the Best Presentation Award from the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) in 2015.

His professional experiences and current research interests include high performance high power density power electronic converters based on wide band gap (WBG) devices, as well as topology, modeling, control and modulation of power electronic converters, hybrid multilevel inverters, and applications of power electronics in renewable energy conversion, transportation electrification, power grid, and variable-speed motor drives.


New Generation of WBG Based Power Electronic Converters and their Implications in Motor Drives: Opportunities and Challenges

October 8 @ 10:00 AM

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