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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Seeking for research and development position in a major company in the areas of power electronics, microgrids, electric motor drives and renewable energies.
  •  8 years of research, teaching and hands-on experience in modeling, simulation, design and implementation of power electronic systems for automotive, and power systems applications.
  • 20 technical publications including 3 best paper, and holding 2 patents.
  • Extensive expertise in hardware and control development for small scale power systems (i.e., Microgrids and Smart Grids) and Integration of renewable energy sources.
  • Strong background in mathematical analysis, problem solving and research development.
  • Strong background in mixed signal design for high frequency power electronics application.
  • Expert in running power electronics hardware in the loop (HIL) emulators (RTDS, Typhoon)
  • Extensive expertise in quality control of automotive electrical parts.
  • Excellent communication skills, highly proficient in developing sales presentations
  • Professional PCB design (Cadence, Eagle, Altium)
  • Experienced in using hardware in the loop (HIL) systems (Typhoon HIL 600)
  • Familiar with communication Protocols such as RS485, Modbus, TCP/IP
  • Electrical engineering software (PSpice, OrCad, LTSpice, KiCAD, PSAT,PSCAD, JMAG)
  • 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 SineWatts Inc.
  • 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 2014.  
  • 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 Intern, 04/2015 to 03/2016
Giant Eagle New Palestine, IN,
  • 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 leader, 09/2013 to 2015
University Of California Sacramento, CA,
  • 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 Assistant, 07/2013 to 08/2016
Safran Group Wichita, KS,
  • 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 Engineer, 02/2008 to 06/2008
University Of California , , Iran
  • Design a digital taximeter with printing capability.
Quality Control Expert , 2008 to 07/2012
SAIPA City, , Iran
  • 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 Sayena, 2006 to 02/2007
, , Iran
  • Design and testing different electrical parts for automotive industry.
Research Assistant, 02/2005 to 2006
NA , , Iran
  • 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 Engineering, Expected in December 2016
The University of North Carolina - Charlotte,
GPA: GPA: 4.00
Master of Science: Electrical Engineering, Expected in 2007
Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) - Tehran,
GPA: GPA: 3.8
Bachelor of Science: Electrical Engineering, Expected in 2004
Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) - Tehran,
GPA: 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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  • The University of North Carolina
  • Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)
  • Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST)
Job Titles Held:
  • Power Electronics Intern
  • Hardware team leader
  • Research Assistant
  • Design Engineer
  • Quality Control Expert
  • R&D Expert - Iran Sayena
  • Research Assistant
  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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