S. Ali Arefifar

S. Ali Arefifar

Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Office: 432 EC
Phone: (248) 370-2222
Fax: (248) 370-4633
arefifar@oakland.edu

Education

  • 2005-2010, Doctor of Philosophy, Energy Systems-Online Measurement and Monitoring of Power System Impedance and Load Model Parameters, University of Alberta, AB, Canada
  • 2004-2005, Master of Science, Power Systems-Optimal Sizing and Siting of Distributed Generators and Capacitor Banks in Distribution Systems, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran
  • 2001-2003, Bachelor of Science, Power Engineering, Designing a Microcontroller-Based Power Registrar, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Teaching

  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Electronics

Research

  • Power systems engineering
  • Smart-grids
  • Microgrids
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy storage
  • Computational and experimental methods
  • Power system protection
  • Electric power transmission and distribution

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Engineering (2016-present), Electric Power Systems, Renewable Energies-Optimizations in planning and Operation of Power Systems and Smart Grids with Renewable Resources, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, USA
  • Post Doctoral/Research Associate/Teaching Fellow (2014-2016), Power Electronics, Renewable Energies-Optimizations in planning and operation of Smart Grids, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • NSERC Visiting Fellow/Post-Doctoral Fellow (2011-2014), Energy Systems-Optimizations in planning and operation of Modern Distribution Systems, Natural Resources Canada – CanmetENERGY, Canada/ University of Alberta, AB, Canada

Selected Publications

1. S. A. Arefifar, Yasser A. R. I. Mohamed, M. Ordonez, "Voltage and Current
Controllability in Multi-Microgrid Smart Distribution Systems," in IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid, (In Press, Accepted April 2016).

2. S. A. Arefifar, M. Ordonez, Yasser A. R. I. Mohamed, "Energy Management in
Multi-Microgrid Systems— Development and Assessment," in IEEE Transactions
on Power Systems, (In Press, Accepted April 2016).

3. S. A. Arefifar, M. Ordonez, Yasser A. R. I. Mohamed, "V-I Controllability-
Based Optimal Allocation of Renewable Resources in Smart Grids," in IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.62, no.2, pp.711,723, Feb. 2015.

4. S. A. Arefifar, Yasser A. R. I. Mohamed, T. H. M. EL-Fouly, "Optimized
Multiple Microgrid-Based Clustering of Active Distribution Systems Considering
Communication and Control Requirements," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial
Electronics, vol.7, no.3, pp.1378-1388, May 2016.

5. S. A. Arefifar, Yasser A. R. I. Mohamed, "DG Mix, Reactive Sources and
Energy Storage Units for Optimizing Microgrid Reliability and Supply Security,” in
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol.5, no.4, pp.1835,1844, July 2014.

Achievements and Awards

  • NSERC Visiting Fellowship for Post-Doctoral Programs, December 2010,
  • Award Honoree of the Celebration of Teaching and Learning of the University of Alberta, 2006, 2008,
  • Recipient of the Professional Development Grant from the Graduate Students Association of the University of Alberta, Aug 2008,
  • Recipient of the Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) Post Graduate Scholarship, Jan. 2006,
  • Recipient of the Alberta Ingenuity Student Scholarship May 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
  • Recipient of the Informatics Circle of Research Excellence (iCORE) Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, May. 2006,
  • Recipient of the Alberta Provost Doctoral Entrance Scholarship, Sep 2005, 2006,
  • Recipient of the First Rank Award in M.Sc. Program, 2004,
  • Recipient of the Second Rank Award in B.Sc. Program, 2001.