Professional Programming with C , Visual Basic, and Python.
Matlab and its toolboxes (SimPower, PLECS, and Simulink), Minitab, Motor Master, MathCad.
Best paper presenter in APEC 2016, Long Beach, CA, March 2016.
1st prize as a team member in ARPA-E Technology Showcase
Challenge, Washington D.C, Feb 2015.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, William State Lee College of
Engineering, UNC Charlotte, 2014-2015.
Siemens Scholarship Nominee, UNC–Charlotte, April 2015.
American Public Power Association (APPA) DEED scholarship, spring 2013.
Student program award to participate in ARPA-E Innovation Summit.,
Washington D.C, Feb 2015.
Sun Shot Incubator Award, 2014-2015, as the hardware team leader in
Best oral presentation in ECCE2014 ,Pittsburgh, PA,USA.
Best paper in IEEE PES T&D Conference, 14-17 Apr, 2014,
Chicago, IL, USA.
Student sponsorship to attend US WIN conference, 27-30 July, 2014.
GPSG travel award for ECCE 2012, 2014, IEEE T&D 2014, and APEC
Travel award for APEC 2016, APEC 2015, EESAT 2013, ICDMC 2015, and
ARPA-E Summit 2015.
3rd prize, ECE research showcase, UNC–Charlotte, Nov 2013.
Power Electronics Intern05/2015 to 04/2016Company NameCity, State
Design the schematic for multiple DC microgrids projects.
Testing and verification of control panel designed for supervisory control of the DC microgrid.
Validating custom designed LED driver designed to increase the reliability and utilization of distributed renewable energy and improving the energy efficiency of state-of-the-art technologies.
Prepare regular progress reports about the ongoing microgrids projects.
Hardware team leader10/2013 to 01/2015Company NameCity, State
Design and implementation of a Si-based grid-tied 300W PV inverter operating at 500 KHz.
Design and implementation of 300W bidirectional Flyback converter operating at 100 KHz.
Design and implementation of mixed signal protection, conditioning circuitry for the above setups.
Design voltage, current sensors, and references, operational amplifiers, and filters.
PCB design for all aforementioned sub-projects through Cadence, testing and validation.
Research Assistant08/2013 to 09/2016Company NameCity, State
Implementation of 300W-20A Embedded Inductor on PCB at 5MHz Switching Frequency Implementation of the Inductor on PCB and testing it using GaN technology.
Design and implementation of an interface board to communicate RTDS to Typhoon HIL emulator.
Design and implementation of a multi-purpose generic hardware module including hybrid Si/SiC DC/AC converter, DC/DC converter, conditioning, high frequency current sensing, measurement, DSP, and PWM circuits used for teaching fundamental power electronics circuits.
Design and implementation of ramp rate and peak shifting control through a PV/Battery integration system.
Design Engineer03/2008 to 07/2008Company Name
Design a digital taximeter with printing capability.
Quality Control Expert 01/2008 to 08/2012Company NameCity
Optimization and cost control, productions process and quality control of automotive electrical parts such as motor starter, cluster, remote control, ECU, etc.
Managing tests and analyses of parts, components and mechanism of vehicles to determine their performance, according to related standards such as: IEC, BS, DIN, ISO, ECE, PSA, KES, NES.
Analyze & investigate performance tests or failure causes of parts & components (in assembling process on production lines) Familiar with quality management system (ISO/TS 16949), and E-Mark Supervisor for monitoring and inspection of team in new car projects (as a quality expert) Member of supplier's audit team (as a technical & quality expert) Find solutions for functional problems and recommend ways to improve product quality.
R&D Expert - Iran Sayena01/2006 to 03/2007
Design and testing different electrical parts for automotive industry.
Research Assistant03/2005 to 01/2006Company Name
Design the movable section of a CNC Machine by a linear motor in the project "Designing a pipe cutting CNC Machine" (Co.with:Mechatronics Group).
Design and manufacturing the Covermeter project.
The final product was modified and optimized for participation in Khwarazmi festival of 2006 Awards and Honors Best paper presenter in APEC 2016, Long Beach, CA, March 2016.
1st prize as a team member in ARPA-E Technology Showcase Challenge, Washington D.C, Feb 2015.
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, William State Lee College of Engineering, UNC Charlotte.
Ph.D.: Electrical EngineeringDecember 2016The University of North CarolinaCityGPA: GPA: 4.00
Master of Science: Electrical Engineering2007Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)City, IranGPA: GPA: 3.8
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering2004Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)City, IranGPA: GPA: 3.6
I. Mazhari, H. Jafarian, Sh. Bhowmik, J.Enslin, B. Parkhideh, "Locking Frequency Band Detection Inverter-based Islanding Protection" Submitted to IEEE Trans. of Power Electronics.
M. Biglarbeigian, N. Shah, I. Mazhari, B. Parkhideh, "Multiobjective Optimization Design of a High Current PCB-Embedded Inductor for High Frequency Inverters" Submitted to IEEE Trans. of Industrial Applications.
I. Mazhari, B. Parkhideh, "Comparing Ramp Rate Control Method for PV-Battery Systems in Cascaded and Parallel Architectures" in press to INTELEC 2016.
(Best Paper) M. Biglarbeigian; N. Shah, I. Mazhari, J.Enslin, B. Parkhideh, "Design and Evaluation of High Current PCB Embedded Inductor for High Frequency Inverters" in press, in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), March 2016.
I. Mazhari, H. Jafarian, B. Parkhideh, S. Trivedi and S. Bhowmik, "Locking frequency band detection method for grid-tied PV inverter islanding protection," Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2015 IEEE, Montreal, QC, 2015, pp. 1976-1981.
M. Biglarbegian, N. Shah, I. Mazhari and B. Parkhideh, "Design considerations for high power density/efficient PCB embedded inductor," Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA), 2015 IEEE 3rd Workshop on, Blacksburg, VA, 2015, pp. 247-252.
H. Jafarian, I.Mazhari et al., "Design and implementation of distributed control architecture of an AC-stacked PV inverter," Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2015 IEEE, Montreal, QC, 2015, pp. 1130-1135.
M. Biglarbegian, B. Vatani, I. Mazhari and B. Parkhideh, "Thermal storage capacity to enhance network flexibility in Dual Demand Side Management," North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2015, Charlotte, NC, 2015, pp. 1-5.
(Best Paper) I.Mazhari, L.Beghou, J.Enslin, B.Parkhideh, Sh, Bhowmik "Locking frequency band exposure method for islanding detection and prevention in distributed generation," in Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2014 IEEE , vol., no., pp.4361-4366, 14-18 Sept. 2014.
(Best Paper) M.Chamana, I.Mazhari, B.Parkhideh, B.H.Chowdhurry "Multi-mode operation of different PV/BESS architectures in a microgrid: Grid-tied and island mode," in T&D Conference and Exposition, 2014 IEEE PES , vol., no., pp.1-5, 14-17 April 2014.
I.Mazhari, M. Chamana, B.H.Chowdhury, B.Parkhideh, "Distributed PV-battery architectures with reconfigurable power conversion units," in Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), 2014 Twenty-Ninth Annual IEEE , vol., no., pp.691-698, 16-20 March 2014.
I.Mazhari, Gh.Mirzakhani 'E-Mark Standard and Their Usage in Automotive Industry, Andishehgostar Journal, Jun 2011, Tehran, Iran.
I.Mazhari, V.Zamani, "Energy optimization in Steel Industry" Economy of Energy Journal, N0 (83-84), Aug & Sep 2006, Tehran. Iran.
I.Mazhari, R.Hadidi, A.Vahedi, "A Comprehensive Approach to Investigate Parameters Sensitivity of Three Phases Induction Motors using MATLAB/Simulink," in Electrical Engineering, 2007. ICEE '07. International Conference on , vol., no., pp.1-6, 11-12 April 2007.
R.Hadidi, I.Mazhari, A.Kazemi, "Simulation of Induction Motor Starting With SVC," in Industrial Electronics and Applications, 2007. ICIEA 2007. 2nd IEEE Conference on , vol., no., pp.1135-1140, 23-25 May 2007.
I. Mazhari, A. Vahedi, M.A.S. Masoum, "Induction motor load generator system using direct torque control method," in Power Engineering Conference, 2007. AUPEC 2007. Australasian Universities , vol., no., pp.1-6, 9-12 Dec. 2007.
I.Mazhari, A.M.Mohammadi, H. Azizi, A.Vahedi. "Introducing a New Load Generator System for Improving the Dynamic Response of Electrical Machines Test Bench" PSC 2007, Tehran,Iran.
I.Mazhari, R. Hadidi, A.Vahedi." Simulation of Dynamic Behavior Affected by Parameter Variations of Induction Motor ". SCEE2006, Tehran University, Tehran,Iran.
H. Azizi, I. Mazhari A.Vahedi, H.T.Shandiz 'Design & Manufacturing of Coverrmeter for Detecting Metal Bars in Concrete Structures', ICMSAO , Feb 2005, Sharjah, UAE.
System and Method for Islanding Detection and Prevention in Distributed Generation" Application No 62/010.518, June 2014, US patent pending.
Design an Untouchable Speed Sensor Used in Internal Combustion Engines" registered by Iranian Research Organization for Science & Technology (IROST), Tehran, Iran, June 2010.
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